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Meet our new team!

Hudson Community Choruses proudly welcomes a new artistic leadership team as it heads into its

36th season. Jon C. Peterson, D.M.A. was named Artistic Director in late May succeeding long-time

HCC Artistic Director Nathaniel Duvuvuei who moved from the area. Dr. Peterson is joined by

Angela Perrine, Director of Children’s & Youth Choruses and Anne Dalby, Collaborative Pianist.

Dr. Peterson received doctoral and masters degrees in choral conducting with a doctoral minor

in historical musicology from The University of Arizona and Southern Methodist University.

He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Austin College with an undergraduate degree in vocal performance.

A Texas native, he currently serves as the Director of Music Ministries at First Congregational Church, Hudson

and has served as Director of the All-Ohio State Fair Youth Choir since 2014. Prior to joining FCCH, he was

Associate Professor of Music at Malone University in Canton and served in a similiar capacity at BlufftonUniversity,Bluffton,Ohio. He recently served as Director of The Master Singers Chorale and has

prepared choruses for the Tuscarawas Philharmonic, the Canton Symphony Orchestra, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Philander Smith College, the University of Arizona and Southern Methodist University. He has sung

with the Dallas Symphony Chorusand the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus. He is also in demand

as an adjudicator and clinician.

I am humbled and thrilled to be joining the team at Hudson Community Choruses! I look forward

to making inspiring music and lifelong memories with the amazing people that come from all over

the region to sing with us or attend our concerts.”

Angela Perrine, Director of the Children and Youth Choruses , is a life-long music educator. She

holds a Bachelor of Music Education in Vocal Music as well as a Master of Music Education in

Choral Conducting both from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She also has a

level 3 Orff -Schulwerk Certification from Baldwin Wallace University. Since 2015 she has served as

an elementary music teacher at Rushwood Elementary School in Sagamore Hills as well as co-

directing the Northeast Ohio Regional All-State Children’s Choir. Previously she was director of

Glasbena Matrica, Cleveland, a Slovenian Singing Society as well as music teacher at St. Pascal

BaylonSchool, Highland Heights and as Assistant Director of The Singing Angels ,Cleveland. In

addition, she has taught K-12 students at schools in Louisiana, Texas and Ohio.

“Our voice is our original instrument that we learn and share. Singing gives expression to our souls

and connection for our hearts. Singing with others gives us one of the highest joys and purposes our

lives offer," Perrine said when asked about her commitment to vocal education.

Anne Dalby joins the choruses with a variety of professional credits as a collaborative pianist. She is a

graduate of Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois with a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance where

she was the winner of its Young Artist Concerto competition. At Millikin, she accompanied a number

of choral and solo performances and theater productions. She completed Masters Level private piano study

at Kent State University. She also holds a Master of Education in School Counseling from Cleveland State University

and currently serves as school counselor at Riverside High School, Painesville, Ohio. She has rehearsed

and performed a wide rangeof choral literature serving as the collaborative pianist for The Master Singers Chorale, the Chagrin Valley Choral Union and accompanying programs for the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Library, the Kent Chorus, and a number of high schools and churches in the area as well as serving as a staff accompanist at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Interlochen, Michigan.

We are delighted to welcome these three seasoned professionals to lead the Hudson Community Choruses into the future,” said HCC Board President, Kathy Sluzewski.

The Hudson Community Chorus is one of the area’s oldest continuing community choruses. Formed in 1988 by two Hudson residents, its twice-yearly concerts and community outreach events offer area singers an opportunity to learn great choral literature, expand their musical knowledge and sing with music lovers from Hudson and 14 surrounding communities while giving area audiences the opportunity to hear outstanding choral music in their own backyard.

The Children and Youth Choruses began in 2014 as an effort to expand choral music education to children ages 8 and up and provide them the opportunity to become lifelong singers. The Children and Youth Choruses offer vocal training, musicianship, performances, and friendships. The only requirement for joining is a love of singing!

All three Hudson Community Choruses are non-audition and meet from mid-August through early May of each year.

A 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, HCC is funded by ticket sales, membership fees, individual community support and with a sustaining grant from Peg’s Foundation, and grants from the Hudson Kiwanis Foundation, the Hudson Community Foundation, SAYPIP and the Ohio Arts Council. For more information on the Hudson Community Choruses, registration information or upcoming events, please go to


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