Welcome to the online home of Out Loud Chorus!
About UsOut Loud Chorus is a non-auditioned community chorus. Most of our members identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, but there is no test and we are open to all who consider themselves allies of the LGBT community. Really it is all about having fun and working hard together to make good music and put on a great show. And our practice CD's and sectional rehearsals help with learning the notes for those who don't read music.
Paul Haebig, Director for the Out Loud Chorus
Paul Haebig, DMA, has been with Out Loud Chorus since 2010 as our accompanist, and this year steps up to the podium as director. Paul has enjoyed a varied musical career as a choir director, accompanist, and organist. In 2012 he earned the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts in organ performance and sacred music from the University of Michigan, where he studied with Marilyn Mason. Paul received his M.Mus. in church music from the University of Michigan, and his B.Mus. in organ performance from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music.
Active in sacred music, Paul has served as organist and choirmaster for St. Michael's in the Hills Episcopal Church in Toledo since 2011. Before leaving his native Pittsburgh he was organist and director of music for Jewish, Episcopal, and Presbyterian congregations. From 2010 to 2012 he was accompanist for the vocal music program at Ann Arbor Pioneer High School. In Pittsburgh he was accompanist and assistant director for the Renaissance City Choir, also a GALA chorus. Other performing credits in the Pittsburgh area include the concert choir of the Community College of Allegheny County, and the McKeesport Symphony Chorus. Paul lives in Ann Arbor with his partner Martin, a psychotherapist, and in his spare time enjoys cooking and working out.
Annie Jeng is a Presser Award solo pianist and chamber musician from Washington D.C. She has performed in venues such as The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, the historic Warner Theatre as a finalist of the Washington Post Annual Music and Dance Educational Awards, and the World Financial Center as a performer in the “Chopin 200”. She has also participated in festivals such as The International Gijon Piano Festival, The Amalfi Coast Music Festival and The International Keyboard Institute and Festival at Mannes College. She is currently the accompanist of Ann Arbor Washtenaw County’s “Out Loud Chorus,” the University of Michigan Women’s Glee Club, and has taught at the performing arts summer camp, Belvoir Terrace. As an avid believer in the therapeutic qualities of music, she started the “Music with a Vue” piano concert series at the Bellevue Hospital Center in New York, which premiered in Fall 2011. Annie received her Masters in Piano Performance from University of Michigan and a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance from New York University where she studied with Dr. Jose Ramon Mendez, Miyoko Lotto, and Anne-Marie McDermott. She also received a minor in Public Health. She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Pedagogy and Performance with Dr. Logan Skelton at the University of Michigan.