BOARD AND STAFF:
Jackie Henderson joined Children’s Chorus of Maryland in the Spring 2012 as a Recruiter and Project Manager. She has training in Psychology and has taken courses in accounting. Ms. Henderson has successfully worked with many non-profit organizations in the Baltimore Metropolitan area writing grants that increased an annual budget by 282% in four years, oversaw site operations increasing the number of clients served from 10-12 monthly to 60-80 monthly and coordinated fundraisers. In addition she implemented crisis management techniques to maintain smooth program operations, successfully motivated and empowered faculty and students to develop efficient decision-making skills, monitored budgets for designated programs and wrote curriculum for many programs including Customer Service. Ms. Henderson has volunteered as the State Representative for Women Work, Maryland Coalition of Women’s Employment, Women’s Alliance of Maryland and has served as President of the Harford Council of Community Services.
Ramona Galey joined the Children's Chorus of Maryland in 2000. Ms. Galey holds a Master of Music degree in Orchestral Performance from Rice University and a Bachelor of Music Education from Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. She also holds a Certificate in Project Management and a Masters Certificate in Leadership in Nonprofit Management, in addition to many courses, workshops and seminars in accounting, business law, systems analysis, nonprofit development, marketing and grant-writing.
Meryem Rose Ahmadian
Meryem Rose Ahmadian returns to the Children's Chorus of Maryland, after graduating from the choir in 2005. After interning with CCM over the summer, Meryem is currently working in the office as Administrative Assistant. Meryem graduated from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ this past May, where she received a Bachelor of Music degree, voice primary, and an American Studies minor. Before graduating, Meryem gave a recital featuring works by Bach, Mozart, Ravel, Wolf, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. While at Westminster Choir College, Meryem actively participated in the many choirs including the Chapel Choir, Schola Cantorum, and Westminster Symphonic Choir. During her time with the Symphonic choir, Meryem had the opportunity to perform in various prestigious venues with world-renowned conductors, soloists, and orchestras. A few highlights were John Adams' El Niño with the Orchestra of St. Luke's conducted by the composer at Carnegie Hall, Handel's Messiah with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Ton Koopman at Lincoln Center, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 with the Orchestra of St. Luke's conducted by Sir Roger Norrington at Lincoln Center. Meryem is currently a member of the Baltimore Choral Arts Society full and chamber choruses. She continues to study voice with Zehava Gal.
Andrea Burgoyne joined CCM's staff in 2006, after 12 years as a CCM parent and volunteer. After receiving her music degree from Towson University as a vocal performance student under Ruth Drucker, she co-taught the Early Music Ensemble at Towson U., served as assistant to the director of the Festival Chamber Players, accompanied lessons and classes at TU, and maintained a private studio of voice and piano students. She has performed with the Annapolis Opera, the Baltimore Symphony Chorus, as soloist and chorus member with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society, and on one happy occasion, under the baton of Leonard Bernstein in a performance of Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony. More recently she has continued to teach and perform, while also working as a trust officer in the field of higher education grants. In her volunteer life she has served as board member and President of the Child Study Association of Maryland, and on the boards of the Towson University Alumni Association, Children's Chorus of Maryland, and several other organizations. She is active as a Scout leader, and is a winner of the Natalie Hoffman award for her volunteer service. 2010 marks her 32th year as Soprano soloist at St. John's Episcopal Church in Glyndon. Andrea is the mother of two CCM grads. Her husband, Kenneth Goldstein, is a violinist with the BSO.