The Savannah Children’s Choir is pleased to announce the formation of the Coastal Youth Choirs based in Bluffton, SC. Under the direction of Dr. Jason Wright and Sophia Papoulis, the Coastal Youth Choirs will offer the same professional level of choral music education it has offered in the Savannah area since it’s inception in 2006.
SCC is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Jason A. Wright as Conductor of the Coastal Youth Choirs. Dr. Wright, who holds his doctorate of musical arts (DMA) in Choral Conducting from the University of South Carolina, Master’s degree (MM) in Choral Conducting/Vocal Pedagogy and graduate certificate in Music Education from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro, and Bachelor’s degree (BM) in Sacred Music/Organ Performance from East Carolina University, is also currently the Director of Music and Organist at All Saints Episcopal in Hilton Head Island.
Joining him as Conductor-In-Residence is Sophia Papoulis, a prominent educator in choral music based in Boston, MA, who serves as Creative Director for the Foundation for Small Voices. Ms. Papoulis has served as Guest Conductor for SCC’s summer camp for the past two summers. Previously with the internationally-renowned Young People’s Chorus of New York City and most recently the award-winning Boston Children’s Chorus, Ms. Papoulis now brings her world class expertise and love of teaching choral music to a new group of young voices.
The SCC is also pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Levy as Managing Director of the organization. Ms. Levy has a long professional background in the performing arts and entertainment fields, having worked with the esteemed director Mike Nichols for thirteen years. Ms. Levy was previously in Savannah as the Festival Administrator for the Savannah Music Festival. Most recently Ms. Levy was with the Sarasota Opera.