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Would you like to sing with Out Loud Chorus?

We'd love to have you! Come out and see if we're the right group for you. Our next new member nights are listed above in New Members.

About Us

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 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.

Upcoming Concerts

It's Our 70's Show!

Where: Morris Lawrence Building at Washtenaw Community College

When: January 15th & 16th, 2016 starting at 8PM

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

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.

Tamara Perkuhn

Tamara’s drumming career has spanned more than 30 years. She has played in bands of many genres including; big band swing, country, R&B, jazz, blues and rock. At 18 she was hired by the Continental Theatre Company and toured the U.S. for 6 months. Her early adult years were spent in the Kansas City area where she played with many local folk/rock musicians which led to her first studio experience in 1983. In 1989 Tamara left her home state of Kansas to train as an audio engineer at The Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts (aka Full Sail University) in Orlando, Florida. This career change brought her to Michigan where she worked in the recording industry for 10 years at Ron Rose Productions in Southfield, Michigan.

She was also part of an all female R&B band, “Bonnie and the Working Girls” which played regularly in the Detroit metro area. More recently she played in a blues and rock band “Tracy Mack and the Magic Land Band” In November Tamara started a new project, an 8 piece, small band playing jazz, latin and pop tunes. She also plays for Metro Detroit’s “Sing Out Detroit” Choir.

Edie Herrold

Bassist and composer Edie Herrold has been performing professionally since the mid-1970's. She first played at the National Women's Music Festival in 1978 and the Michigan Women's Music Festival in 1980 with the Milwaukee-based jazz-rock band Breakwater and returned to both festivals several times with The Washington Sisters, with whom she also performed around the US and in Canada, and to the National twice to perform works by Kay Gardner. Herrold holds a Master in Music degree in Media Writing and Production from the University of Miami (FL), and owns her own music composition and production company, Edie Herrold Soundtracks ( As co-leader of The Herrold/Gordon Small Band, she recorded and produced a CD of original music, "Think BIG," and performed at the Montreux Detroit Jazz Festival, the Firefly Club, the Detroit Institute of Art, Del Rio, and Ann Arbor's Top of the Park festival. Currently she freelances and leads the Edie Herrold Trio, performing Brazilian, standard and original jazz, and works part-time at the University of Michigan Hospital as a Certified Music Practitioner (CMP-a provider of therapeutic music at bedside). In addition, Herrold serves as a Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor, offering bookkeeping and accounting services for small business, non-profits, estates, and individuals, through EHS Services, LLC (

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