GALA 411 Advisors
GALA Choruses produces workshops, conferences, and a quadrennial Festival to provide educational programming, networking, and social opportunities for our member choruses.
Kathleen Hansen has been working in the field of music education and performance since 1998. She has a Bachelor of Music degree specializing in music education and trumpet, a teaching credential, and a Master of Music degree in conducting. Kathleen is passionate about providing meaningful opportunities for all people to connect through musical experiences. She believes in the power of good musical programming, effective team training, and mission-based organizational leadership to build life-changing choruses. In addition to her work with San Diego Women’s Chorus (GALA), Kathleen directs the Sun Harbor Chorus and San Diego Chorus of Sweet Adelines International, where she is one of 30 worldwide “International Faculty”. She is an active clinician, adjudicator and vocal coach.
You can reach Kathleen at email@example.com.
Community Engagement Advisor
William Southerland is conductor, music educator, and scholar based in Greensboro, NC currently completing a Ph.D. in music education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Since 2013, William has served as Artistic Director for Choral Music at the Triad Pride Performing Arts where he conducts the Triad Pride Women's and Men's Choruses. William has published articles in major education journals, serves on the editorial advisory board for the Music Educator's Journal, and serves on the board of the NC Chapter of ACDA in addition to GALA Chorus’s Open Table committee.
You can reach William at firstname.lastname@example.org
Richard Jung is the Executive Director of the Portland Gay Men’s Chorus bringing over 25 years of non-profit sector experience including 6 years as a National Senior Program Officer at the Gill Foundation in Denver, CO. More recently he worked in higher education as a major gifts officer at Rutgers, Boise State University and Portland State before assuming the ED position at PGMC. He brings a broad diversity of fundraising experience including grant writing, donor and corporate development, events, and strategic planning. He is a graduate of Boise State University and a proud U.S. Navy veteran.
You can reach Rick at email@example.com
Board Development Advisor
Eve Campbell has worked in the Not- For-Profit industry all of her adult life and loves being involved in mission driven experiences. As an early member of The Women's Chorus of Dallas she found her passion for the gay and lesbian choral movement. She served as the Executive Director of TWCD for over ten years and currently works as a consultant to non-profit arts organizations. Eve has served on numerous non-profit boards including the GALA Choruses board, with a term as president during the Festival Year 2000 in San Jose, CA. During her time with the GALA Choruses board Eve began working with member chorus boards to help with strategic planning, crisis intervention, annual planning, fund development strategies and other board issues. Since her first GALA Choruses consult in 1998, she has had over 100 consults with different choruses and other non-profits, many multiple times, as repeat requests have been frequent. She has also presented at Leadership Conferences, Festival and Artistic Director and Manager's meeting. Recognized as both a community leader and a leader in the gay and lesbian choral movement, Eve has received numerous awards including the Legacy Award from GALA Choruses (the organization's highest honor), the Extra Mile Award for service to the Dallas gay and lesbian community and a lifetime membership award with the Women's Chorus of Dallas. You can reach Eve at firstname.lastname@example.org
Member choruses may request the services of a GALA 411 Advisor by completing this form.
Consultation is provided without charge for GALA member choruses; choruses cover lodging, meals and transportation for on-site consultations, clinics and retreats.