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CGA rehearses at
St. Luke's Presbyterian Church
1978 Mt. Vernon Rd.
Dunwoody, GA  30338

 



Funding for this program is provided
by the Fulton County Board of
Commissioners under the guidance
of the Fulton County Arts Council

 

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Artistic Director and Conductor

 Clair Maxwell

Clair Maxwell is in his eighth season as Conductor and Music Director for the Choral Guild of Atlanta.  He is the Director of Music at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church in Dunwoody where he oversees the church's comprehensive music program for all ages.  He also serves as organist and pianist for worship and accompanist for soloists and choirs.  He is actively involved in worship and music planning with the church staff, and he coordinates the Celebrate the Arts series of programs held in the church sanctuary each year.

Prior to his appointment to the St. Luke's staff, Clair served as Director of Music and the Arts at Doylestown Presbyterian Church in Doylestown, PA and Director of Music Ministries and Organist at the United Methodist Church of Red Bank, NJ.  He was also previously the Associate Conductor and Accompanist for the Shrewsbury Chorale in Monmouth County, NJ.

Clair is active as a recitalist, playing as organist and accompanist at various local venues.  His musical training consists of a Bachelor of Music degree from the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music and a Master of Music degree in Organ from the Cleveland Institute of Music as a student of Todd Wilson.  Some of Clair's former teachers include Robert Mayerovich, Craig Dobbins and Charles Goehring.  He has had additional workshop coaching in organ, choral music, vocal technique and conducting from john Weaver, Rene Clausen, James Jordan, Eric Nelson and Judith Clurman, respectively . 
He is a member of the American Choral Directors’ Association, the American Guild of Organists, the Hymn Society of America, and other national music organizations.
 

Accompanist

Dr. Wooyoung Ellie Kwon

This is Dr. Kwon's fourteenth year with the Choral Guild of Atlanta. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance with a minor in Organ Performance from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of  Georgia where she received her Bachelor of Music degree in Composition and completed her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance. She currently serves as the organist at Shallowford Presbyterian Church and the pianist of the Dunwoody Chamber Ensemble.  She has given recitals both as a soloist and as a collaborative artist.  Dr. Kwon is on the faculty at Agnes Scott College where she has been teaching piano, serving as an accompanist, and playing the organ for college events since 2002.  She was on the faculty at the International summer Music Institute for Singers at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea in 2012.  She has received John Henry Dorminy Piano Scholarship the University of Georgia School of Music Scholarship, and Award of Excellence at the Georgia Music Teachers Association (GMTA) Competition. Dr. Kwon is a member of the American Guild of Organists and holds an AGO Associate Certificate.