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emily ottwein, Director

Emily Ottwein holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, a Master of Music in both Choral Conducting and Vocal Performance, and a Vocal Pedagogy Certification from SIUE where she studied under Dr. Emily Truckenbrod (vocal) and Dr. Joel Knapp (choral). Accomplished in many styles of singing, Ms. Ottwein has performed throughout the area as a featured concert soloist. She has also performed in, directed, and musically directed various theater productions in the area. She served as adjunct faculty in the music departments at SIUE, McKendree University, and Lewis and Clark Community College, and has a private voice and piano studio. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Business Administration.


She is passionate about the choral art form and about encouraging others to be a part of the magic of corporate singing. She endeavors to empower individuals to find their own unique voice and provide opportunities for those individuals to combine their voices with others to create meaningful experiences for both those in the choir and those listening. A graduate of Edwardsville High School and its choral and theater programs, she is delighted to be teaching at her alma mater with her incredibly talented colleagues in the Performing Arts Department.


She lives in Edwardsville with her son, Benjamin, and her life-long best friend, Matt.

charlie brockus, accompanist

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