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Save the date for our next concert - Girl Groups & Boy Bands January 18-19, 2019 More info
Out 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 LGBTQ 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.
Scott Walters, Director for the Out Loud Chorus
Out Loud welcomes back William Scott Walters (Scott) for our 2018-2019 season in his second year at the podium! Scott enjoys a multifaceted career as a conductor, singer, and educator. Recently a student of Jerry Blackstone in the University of Michigan's Master of Music conducting program, Mr. Walters has studied privately with Robert Spano, Harry Bicket, and Kenneth Kiesler. Walters has served as conductor of the Orpheus Singers, assistant conductor of the Residential College Singers, Arts Chorale, and assistant conductor of the University and Chamber Choirs. Walters has been a conducting fellow for Sarteano Chamber Workshop in Italy, and Conductors Retreat at Medomak in Maine. A versatile performer, Walters has appeared as a soloist and section member of the UMS Choral Union and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, as well as singing backup for Barry Manilow. Walters was regularly sought out for vocal lessons and coachings in Atlanta and metro-Atlanta area before returning to Ann Arbor. Walters studied voice performance with Carmen Pelton and Valerie Walters. Before commencing graduate studies, Walters served as director of choral music and taught drama at Pepperell High School in Rome, GA.
Nicholas Roehler, pianist and vocal coach, has performed in Italy, Austria, Germany, and throughout the United States. Most recently, he was associate coach and pianist for Rigoletto with Berkshire Opera Festival. This past year he also coached and played continuo for Le Nozze di Figaro with University of Michigan Opera and with Opera in the Ozarks. He was engaged on the music staff of the Crane Opera Ensemble from 2012-2016 and also accompanied the Bronx Opera’s traveling production of Il Tabarro in 2013. He will act as coach and pianist for University of Michigan Opera’s production of Candide in the Fall. Nicholas obtained a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Piano Performance from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano from the University of Michigan. He currently resides in Ann Arbor where he is pursuing a Specialist in Music in Vocal Collaboration and Coaching at Michigan under the tutelage of Martin Katz.