Phoenix Singing is a newly-formed vocal collective dedicated to celebrating a cappella music in all its various forms and traditions. We aim to explore the broad diversities found within the vast capabilities of the human voice.
Musical Director, Dr. Erica Glenn
Dr. Erica Glenn received her DMA in Choral Conducting from Arizona State University, where she led the Women’s Chorus for two years, taught Beginning Conducting, worked as chorus master for various opera productions, and co-founded the Arizona Women’s Collaborative (championing new works by female composers). Dr. Glenn holds a BM and MM in Music Theory and Composition (Longy School of Music) and an Ed.M. in The Arts in Education (Harvard). She is a 2020 recipient of an American Councils Research Grant, a Creative Constellation Grant, and a Melikian Center Grant for her research into the life and works of Stefania Turkevych, Ukraine’s first female composer. In 2019, she received Arizona State University’s Teaching Excellence Award, and she has presented multiple interest sessions at ACDA and AATSEEL. As a composer, her choral works have been commissioned by ensembles across America. Her first opera won the 2007 International Opera-in-a-Month Competition sponsored by VocalWorks, and she also won the Chanticleer Student Composer and Longy Graduation Composition Competitions. Erica’s most recent full-length musical, The Weaver of Raveloe, received both a developmental reading at the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival and a 2014 world premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Boston. As a conductor and scholar, Erica is committed to bringing forgotten female voices out of obscurity.