Core Ensemble Singer Bios
Kelly Baxter Golding, founding mezzo-soprano, has been a choral performer since her teens. She has experience in styles ranging from original notation chant to new music, and has appeared as a soloist with many groups in her native Canada. Kelly was a member of Tokyo’s acclaimed Baroque ensemble Bach Collegium Japan when it launched its cantata recording series on the BIS label. She is delighted by the energy and diversity of Choral Chameleon.
Joseph Bellino, founding bass, is originally from Eastern Long Island and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree, concentrating in classical voice. Joe has performed in the smaller voice ensemble format throughout the British Isles, Jamaica and the United States. After studying opera for a summer abroad in Lucca Italy, Joe went on to pursue a career as a singer and actor in New York City. Some roles he has had the privilege of portraying in NY include: Javert in Les Miserables, Bob Cratchit in the NYC premiere of 3 Ghosts at Theatre Row, Judge Turpin in Sondheim's Sweeney Todd, King Triton in Disney's The Little Mermaid, and Rapunzel's Prince in Into the Woods. Joe is enjoying the heck out of changing the face of choral music with his exceedingly talented and awfully pleasant Choral Chameleon compatriots. www.josephcbellino.com
Alex Canovas, tenor is an active choral singer, conductor, and arts administrator based in Brooklyn, NY who works with one goal in mind - setting the stage to make great music with great people. He is currently the Associate Conductor of Choral Chameleon and is also on the staff at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, where he directs the choir. Alex has also served as the Assistant Conductor for the Ridgewood, NJ-based chorus, Ars Musica. Previous teachers include Janet Galvan, Lawrence Doebler, and Brad Hougham. Alex holds a B.M. in Voice Performance from Ithaca College.
Evan Crawford, tenor, Evan Crawford, tenor, is a Brooklyn-based singer, choral conductor, arranger, and voice teacher. He holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Voice Performance from the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, where he is currently working to obtain an Advanced Certificate degree in Music Education. Evan has been a member of Choral Chameleon since 2009 and frequently participates in the Chorus as a singer, conductor and arranger. He also sings annually at the Church of St. John the Baptist as a member of their Holy Week Schola Cantorum. Evan has maintained a private voice studio in Brooklyn for six years, and he recently spent two years on the teaching staff at Mike Risko Music School in Ossining, NY, where he taught private lessons in voice, piano, and wind instruments, as well as several group voice and piano classes. For more information, visit www.evancrawfordmusic.com
Andrew Cook-Feltz, founding baritone, has been singing professionally in NYC since 2007. He is in his second season with the esteemed Marble Choir at Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan, under the direction of Kenneth Dake. His previous church choir positions include four years at the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn, and two years at Park Avenue Christian Church. He has also served as a ringer in several other churches and advocational choirs. Additional credits include performances with Pocket Opera, Empire City Men's Chorus, and four years singing lead rock vocals at the annual fundraising event Pharmapalooza at BB King's, to raise money for the Children's Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx. He has a Masters in Vocal Music Performance from Bowling Green State University, and a Bachelor of Vocal Music Performance from University of Iowa. Andrew is a founding member of Choral Chameleon, a former board member, and has written a couple of popular blog posts and e-blasts to help promote this stellar ensemble. In addition to his passion for music performance, Andrew also has a successful career in healthcare advertising, currently as the Director of Project Management within Omnicom. A native of Iowa, he currently resides in Astoria with his husband and their rescue dog.
Ryan Foley, bass, is a music producer, director, composer, and singer. Atlantic Records has called Ryan as an 'up-and-coming' producer, and the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards nominated him for 'arrangement of the year'. Ryan has been hired to compose and sing for over a hundred diverse musical ensembles, including Opera America, Yale University, the and the Connecticut Lyric Opera. Ryan currently resides in New York City, where he holds masterclasses and clinics on composition and performance, directs local semi-professional a cappella group 'BLACKOUT', sings with other local ensembles, and composes for a cappella groups across the country.
Erika Lloyd, founding soprano received her Bachelors of Voice Performance Early Music from Indiana University, where she was a member and soloist of the renowned choral ensemblePro Arte, and currently works in NYC as a choral singer, teacher, and indie pop singer/songwriter. She is currently promoting her recently released album of original songs 'Power'. Her work in cross-genre performance and composition led to the Grammy Award-winning choral ensemble Chanticleer performing an arrangement of Erika’s Little Grey Girlfriend song, “Cells Planets” on its 2010-2011 Out of This World Concert Tour and their subsequent recordings, ‘Out of This World’ album, and ‘By Request.’ Lloyd is also well known for her Soprano role in The Good Pennyworths, a Renaissance vocal quartet with lute, having toured nationally with the group from 2007-2011. She currently teaches for The Piano School of New York and her own voice studio. For more info, visit erikalloydmusic.com.
Clare Maloney, mezzo soprano,, is an incredibly versatile singer who maintains an active freelance schedule singing everything from Renaissance Polyphony to Radio Top-40. Clare is equally at home in both contemporary genres and classical repertoire, and enjoys a full schedule of a wide range of projects as a singer that includes studio and session work, headlining performances at music clubs and restaurants around the country, fronting a successful entertainment band that plays for weddings, private & corporate events, and singing back-up vocals, as well as engagements with professional orchestras and choirs in New York City at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Symphony Space, 92nd Street Y, Merkin Concert Hall, the DiMenna Center for Classical Music and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Clare first joined Choral Chameleon in 2012 and is happy to be back making music with some of her favorite people for this exciting 9th season. For a full bio, please visit www.ClareMaloney.com.
Jonathan May, countertenor, is sought after as a performer on concert and opera stages alike. He performs regularly with Early Music New York, Mark Morris Dance Group, and the New York Continuo Collective, with which he most recently sang the title role in Luigi Rossi’s Orfeo. Other season highlights include an appearance as alto soloist in Handel’s Dixit Dominus with Canticum Scholare, singing at a chamber choral conducting masterclass with Simon Carrington at the Norfolk Music Summer Festival, and a performance of Tallis'Spem in alium with The Tallis Scholars sponsored by Carnegie Hall. A member of Choral Chameleon, he frequently collaborates with composers, and has premiered many new works. He holds a degree in music from Dartmouth College.
Kevin Rose, tenor hails from San Diego California and has a BM in musical theater from the University of Miami. Kevin spent the better part of last year singing on the Radiance of the Seas with Royal Caribbean. Favorite regional credits include the pre-Broadway production of Frank Wildhorn's Bonnie and Clyde (Asolo Rep.), Joseph and the Amazing...(Encore Musical Theater Co.), Forever Plaid (Encore Musical Theater Co.), Songs for a New World (New American theater), and A Grand Night for Singing (Big Arts). "Rose joins an ever-growing number of performers like Laura Osnes and Erich Bergen who can ply their wares nationwide, and share the enthusiasm of musical theater wherever they are through their cabaret performances." (EncoreMichigan.com) When not performing in musical theater, Kevin can be seen throughout the city singing with groups such as Marble Collegiate Church, the Collegiate Chorale, Soho Synagogue and of course Choral Chameleon.
Singers Currently on Leave
Liz Hanna, soprano, received her B.Mus in Music Therapy from Berklee College of Music and is studying for additional certification in Hospice & Palliative Care Music Therapy. She serves as administrative assistant to the Western Wind Vocal Ensemble, leads chant and improvisation-based meditation services, and is a section leader at the Church of the Heavenly Rest in New York City. Liz has also sung with the NYC-based new music group C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective. In addition to her vocal talents, Liz is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and choral composer and teaches private voice lessons.
Cameron Bernard Jones, bass-baritone, studied Voice & Opera Performance at Northwestern University. He has performed throughout South America with the gospel vocal ensemble Harlem Jubilee Singers. In 2014 he made his European debut at The Royal Danish Theater in Copenhagen as the Undertaker in Porgy and Bess. Cameron recently finished performing in Showboat at the Landestheater Linz in Austria, as well as a 2-month tour of Porgy & Bess throughout Europe. Last summer Cameron returned to Austria to perform as Gilbert in Hairspray at the Bühne Baden, resumed his role in Porgy & Bess at the Spoleto Festival and has been performing in the UK with A Capella group The Magnets. www.cameronbernardjones.com
Bill Heigen, tenor, is an accomplished composer, arranger, musical director, and choral singer. He is a recipient of numerous national awards in Brazil and US for his compositions, vocal arrangements and choral directing. He holds a master’s degree in Music Composition from Hunter College – NYC and a master’s degree in Voice Performance from University of Rio de Janeiro – Brazil. His compositions have been performed by ensembles across the US, France, Brazil, Portugal, and United Kingdom. He has performed in several vocal ensembles such as “Choral Chameleon”, “C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective”, and “New York Holiday Choristers”. Bill has been hired as a professional singer by many other church choirs and community choirs in the Tri-State Area. He has served as the accompanist for Hunter College’s Jazz Vocal Workshop and has worked as a freelance composer. Currently, he is a soloist and section leader at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and lives in West New York. For more info, visit www.billheigen.com.
Jacqueline C. Perez, founding mezzo-soprano Jackie directs and sings with with The Ignatian Schola and serves as a music minister for St. Francis Xavier Church a Jesuit Parish in Manhattan. By day Jackie is a physician who works for the Jesuits of the USA Northeast Province and part-time in a Brooklyn Clinic.
Julie Waters, founding soprano, grew up in the suburbs of Seattle, Washington, where she was able to participate in an extensive choral program under the direction of Dr. Sarah Graham at Sumner High School. She then went on to Western Washington University (WWU), where she studied Secondary Choral Music Education and Advanced Choral Conducting with Dr. Leslie Guelker-Cone, emphasizing the use of Labon Movement Analysis in conducting. While at WWU, Julie sang in the Concert Choir, whose repertoire consisted primarily of 20th Century Music. Julie moved to New York City where she joined Choral Chameleon in 2009 and became a co-director of Chameleonic in 2012. Julie also currently teaches K-5 Vocal Music at PS/MS 95 in the Bronx.