Michael Hayden, Director of Choirs

Throughout his career Michael Hayden has served as a choral director/musical director and voice teacher for high school, university, community choruses and musicals. His music education comes from Butler University (Bachelor of Music Education) The Eastman School of Music (Masters in Choral Conducting) and Michigan State University (Completed Course work and recitals and exams in toward a DMA in Choral Conducting). In 2014, Michael was named Teacher of the Year at Mira Costa High School and for the Manhattan Beach Unified School District. Additionally, Michael was named one of the 16 Teachers of the Year for LA County by the Los Angeles County Office of Education and was named 2014 California Teacher of the Year.

Mark McCormick, Co-Director of Choirs

Mark McCormick maintains a diverse and active schedule as a collaborative pianist, music educator, and post-production sound editor. An accomplished musician, Mark holds B.S. and M.M.E. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he studied piano and instrumental conducting. A native of Chicago, IL, Mark began his career as the general manager of the Fox Valley Symphony producing classical and educational concerts in the western Chicago suburbs. His first teaching position was at Waubonsee Community College as an adjunct faculty member teaching piano and arts appreciation classes. He later served the Naperville and Downers Grove public school districts teaching elementary general music, high school band, choir, and electronic music composition. Mark was named a Sandacre Teacher of the Year in 2014 (an award voted on by the Mira Costa senior class recognizing the seniors' favorite teachers), he was a 2017 Grammy® music educator award quarter-finalist, and he received the MBX Leader of the Year award in 2019.



  • Sene Gray - President

  • Michele Gentille - Treasurer

  • Theresa Healy - Secretary

  • Kimberly KonisFundraising

  • Erin De Baets - MB10K Co-Chair

  • Juliette Deinum - MB10K Co-Chair

  • Brittany Parker - MB10K Choir Liaison

  • Michelle Weissenberg - Mom's Night Out 

  • Anna O'Brien Concerts

  • Susan Holton - Concerts Advisor

  • Erin De Baets - Travel Coordinator

  • Rani Jackson - Performance Attire

  • Cat Barry - Concert Programs Co-Chair, Ad Sales

  • Kristina Singiser - Concert Programs Co-Chair, Layout & Design

  • Chris Brown - Public Relations/Social Media Co-Chair

  • Mary Beth Brown - Public Relations/Social Media Co-Chair

  • Sue Crain - Banquet Co-Chair

  • Sene Gray - Banquet Co-Chair

  • Kimberly Konis - Banquet Co-Chair

  • Aliyah Levin - Outreach Coordinator

  • Sue Crain Forms & Website Administrator

  • Brick Barrick - Website Advisor

  • Kimberly Konis - Parent Co-Liaison, Vocal Ensemble

  • Christin Morgan - Parent Co-Liaison, Vocal Ensemble

  • Brittany Parker - Parent Co-Liaison, Choral Union

  • Cheryl Yee - Parent Co-Liaison, Choral Union

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