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2018 Choirs

Seattle Girls Choir, Cantamus - USA

Founded in 1982 and currently under the artistic direction of Jacob Winkler, Seattle Girls Choir provides a comprehensive and progressive choral education with an emphasis on vocal technique, musical literacy, and ensemble performance. A diverse community of girls in grades K-12 comes from over 85 different schools in the Puget Sound region. Cantamus, under the direction of Alex Gagiu, is made up of girls from 6th-8th grades and more than half of these choristers have been in our program for five to seven years. The choir regularly collaborates with other Seattle area arts organizations and often participates in choral festivals.

Alex GagiuAlex Gagiu joined Seattle Girls Choir in the year 2000 and is the Assistant Artistic Director. He was born in Romania, received his Bachelor in Music/Piano Performance from The Juilliard School. At the graduate level he majored in Choral Conducting under Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt at the Westminster Choir College (Princeton, New Jersey) and is a Choral Conducting doctoral candidate at the University of Washington. He teaches vocal and choir in the Seattle School District and has been active as a church musician and piano teacher in the Seattle area since moving to the Northwest in 1994.


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