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HCC Artistic Staff

Independent, non-volunteer artistic directors are an essential
component of the character of the Hudson Community Choruses.   

Nathan D. Duvuvuei

Artistic Director
Hudson Community Choruses

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Nathan D. Duvuvuei, the 10th artistic director of the Hudson Community Chorus, brings a wealth of experience as conductor, soloist and chorus member.

 

 He received his Masters Degree in Choral Conducting from The University of Akron and has performed with choral groups and as soloist at venues in the United States, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria and Hungary.  He currently sings with the Cleveland Chamber Choir. 

Duvuvuei served as Director of Choral Studies and the Music Department Chair of Ashland High School, Ashland, Ohio and taught at Miller South School, Akron's School for Creative and Performing Arts and was the Fine Arts Learning Specialist for Akron Public Schools.  He is now Vocal/General Music Teacher in Akron Public Schools. 

He was named Artistic Director of the Hudson Community Chorus in August 2011.

Mario Buchanan

Assistant Artistic Director & Accompanist
Hudson Community Youth and Children's Choruses

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An active organist, conductor, and vocalist in the Northeast Ohio area, Mario Buchanan was named the Director of the Hudson Youth Choruses and Accompanist in the Spring of 2020.  

In addition to his positions with the Hudson Community  Choruses, Mario serves as Director of Music and Organist at Christ Church Episcopal in Hudson.

Mario earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Organ Performance at the University of Akron.  While at Akron, he received the distinction of winning the 2014-2015 Concerto Competition, the first organist to ever win the award.  

He is a Colleague (CAGO)  of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) and is a member of the Ohio Choral Directors Association (OCDA).  Mario is also Dean of the Akron Chapter of the AGO . 

Kristina Yoder


Ms. Yoder is a member of our adult chorus and has over 15 years of experience in education, teaching kiddos from kindergarten to sixth grade.

 

Her background includes special education, mindfulness, music and she's currently pursuing her masters in clinical mental health counseling. She is excited to bring her expertise, love of teaching and music into the youth and children's chorus to expand and deepen their experience!
 

Youth/Children's Chorus Assistant

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