- Andrew Crow, director of choral activities
- Kerry Glann, associate director of choral activities
- Alan Alder, director of University Singers
- Valerie Weingart, choral administrative assistant
Valerie Weingart, mezzo-soprano, is a senior vocal performance and creative writing double major from Salem, Ohio. She is also a member of the Ball State Honors College and is the President of Student Honors Council. At Ball State, she has given yearly recitals and appeared in the choruses of La Bohème, Dido and Aeneas, Orfeo ed Euridice, and Die Fledermaus. This spring, she will be performing the role of Cherubino in Ball State Opera Theater’s production of Le Nozze di Figaro. In December 2016, Valerie was one of the winners of the Ball State Undergraduate Concerto Competition. She has also received first place, second place, and honorable mention honors from the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competitions. Valerie has performed opera scenes at summer festivals in Lucca, Italy (Lorenzo Malfatti Accademia Vocale di Lucca), Petoskey, Michigan (Bay View Music Festival), and, most recently, the Yucatan Peninsula (OperaMaya). In addition to singing, Valerie is a writer of both short fiction and creative non-fiction, and she is the Assistant Managing Editor of Ball State’s literary magazine, The Broken Plate. She studied voice with Amanda-Joyce Abbott for six years and is currently a student of Yoko Shimazaki-Kilburn.
Working as the choral administrative assistant, Valerie assists the department by managing the day-to-day operations of the choirs, including the choral library, finances, uniforms, interdepartmental communications, and more.