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Belle Voci Singers and Staff
December 2023

Members

Antonucci, Natalie 

Barra, Alyson

Barrett, Jude  

Berkovitz, Darlene

Bovalino, Alexis

Bruchwalski, Casey

Bruchwalski, Pamela 

Callahan, Audrey 

Callahan, Celeste

Cappetta, Carolina

Cappetta, Francesca

Cassley, Maureen

Cole, Lori

Duque, Emily

Dykstra, Janet

Eaton, Rachel

Endler, Lisa

Ferchaw, Mikayla

Fike, Katie

Findlay, Mary

 

 

 

Frymoyer, Alli

Galper, Kathleen

Giho, Yukiko

Givens, Joy

Goff, Cynthia

Hacker, Erica

Herman, Annie

Killian, Naomi 

Kimmel, Pamela

Koch, Diana

Kruse, Sandi

Letterle, Mara

Malecki, Eva

Masri, Suzanne

Matta, Darlene

McCrory, Kristin

Meverden, Paula

Miller, Allison

Miller, Jennie

Miller, Sandra

 

Minnigh, Beth

Mulert, Megan

Nicholas, Roberta

Patterson, Lindsay

Phan-Gruber, Mary

Pitas, Jeannine

Planz-Wachter, Gail

Powell, Hannah

Schultz, Rachel

Stewart, Maddy

Straus, Susan

Strong, Josie

Sutton, Finn

Tansimore, Carly

Torres, Vanessa 

Vasilakis, Tiffany

Verschuure, Frances

Williams, Lynne

Zurawka, Doris

*Revised 12.13.23

Lorraine Milovac, Artistic Director

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Lorraine Milovac is the Artistic Director of Belle Voci, a community-based, adult treble (soprano, alto) choral
ensemble, and is in her twenty-fifth year as the Director of the University of Pittsburgh’s Treble Choral
Ensemble. A recently retired high school choral director, Ms. Milovac taught in the Upper St. Clair and
Woodland Hills school districts. During her tenures, she conducted multiple-level choirs, sponsored both the
International Thespian Society and Tri-M Music Honor Society, and served as vocal director for the musicals.
Her choirs and students were consistently selected to perform in the PMEA All-State and NAfME All-Eastern
Division and National conferences. She has served as guest conductor for ACDA, PMEA, and County Chorus
festivals.


Ms. Milovac is the Assistant Director of Music at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair,
Pennsylvania, having previously served churches in the Serbian Orthodox and United Methodist traditions.
She has performed in Europe with the Pittsburgh Concert Chorale, and locally with the Masterworks Concert
Chorale, the Czarica Milica Serbian Women’s Choir, and Voces Solis’ Summer Singers. Lorraine was chosen in
2009 as one of the top one-hundred teachers in eighty-three school districts for the Teacher Excellence
Center program. In 2023, Ms. Milovac was the recipient of the PMEA Citation of Excellence Award, a
recognition given to PMEA members who have made lasting contributions in their area of teaching.


In addition to her work as conductor-clinician, Ms. Milovac teaches private voice, piano, and musical theatre
classes, and maintains an active presence in professional, community, and high school theatre productions as a performer, vocal director, and musician. She holds membership in the Pennsylvania Music Educators
Association (PMEA), NAfME: National Association for Music Education, and the American Choral Directors
Association (ACDA).

Kelsey Benigni, Accompanist

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Kelsey Benigni is a pianist and accompanist based in Pittsburgh, PA and has been serving as Belle Voci’s accompanist since January 2022. A graduate of both Duquesne University (Bachelor of Science in Music Education, 2017) and Boston University (Master of Music in Music Education, 2021), Kelsey taught instrumental and vocal music in public schools for five years and is an active musician in the Pittsburgh area.

 

At Duquesne, Kelsey studied classical piano with Sister Carole Riley and was the recipient of two awards for Excellence in Piano Performance by the university piano faculty. She also sang and served as section leader in the Pappert Chorale. Upon graduation, Kelsey was awarded the PMEA Society for Music Teacher Education Award for Scholarship and Research and the Presser Foundation Undergraduate Scholar Award. 

 

In addition to accompanying Belle Voci, Kelsey has served as a piano accompanist with the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus, at Faith United Methodist Church in Fox Chapel, and for a range of school choral programs, musicals, and festivals, including PMEA and the Allegheny Valley Honors Band.

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Singer Testimonials
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Craig Cannon, Artistic Director
Corinne Fink-Adkins, Accompanist
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