Jennifer Collins brings to the executive staff experience in the creative and corporate worlds. Engaged as General Manager of MasterVoices in May of 2005, Ms. Collins was promoted to the position of Executive Director in March, 2007. Since joining the staff, she has worked to further build the reputation of MasterVoices by strengthening existing connections and initiating new relationships with partners in New York and abroad (including tours to Verbier, Israel and Salzburg). She has been instrumental in identifying works, artists and key collaborators while assisting Maestros Robert Bass, James Bagwell and Ted Sperling, and has worked with The Board in leading strategic planning, fundraising and special events efforts. Prior experience includes work as a member of the Corporate Branding Group at Ruder Finn and projects in the fields of Theater and Opera as a set designer and scenic artist. Collins, originally from Chicago, holds an MFA from Brandeis University and a BFA from the University of Evansville.
General Manager and Associate Conductor
Julie Morgan oversees operations of MasterVoices on a daily basis, working closely with the Artistic and Administrative staffs as well as the MasterVoices singing membership. She has worked for MasterVoices since 2008. With degrees in vocal performance from Boston and Temple Universities, she has sung professionally throughout the Northeast and South, as well as in Germany. She continues to perform regularly as soloist and professional chorister in the New York City area, and serves as Music Director and Conductor for a large church in Montclair, NJ.
Marketing and Education Manager
A lifelong lover of the arts and choral singing, Emma Gaudio joined MasterVoices’ staff in 2011. She currently oversees three primary areas of operation: Marketing, Ticketing, and Education. In Marketing, she creates and executes campaigns that attract audiences and strengthen MasterVoices’ institutional brand. She has focused on bringing MasterVoices into the digital age, growing MV’s social networks (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) from the ground up and creating videos and other digital content, as a means of heightening awareness and engaging new audiences. In Ticketing, she devises ticketing goals and strategies, collaborates with all third party box offices, and oversees MV’s Membership program, inaugurated in 2015. In Education, she manages MasterVoices’ Side-by-Side and Complimentary Ticket programs, working closely with students and teachers, and assists with fundraising for these initiatives. Previous to her post at MasterVoices, Emma held positions in Education, Development, and Arts Administration at the Guggenheim Museum, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Kuumbwa Jazz in Santa Cruz, CA. She earned her B.A. from Bard College in 2009 with majors in Music and Art History. She has enjoyed singing with MasterVoices chorus since 2010.
Geneva Lyman joined the MasterVoices team in August 2015. Ms. Lyman has a varied background in theater, music and social work. Originally from Minneapolis, MN, she graduated in 2010 from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN with a B.A. in Theater Arts. After college, she worked with developmentally delayed adults in foster care. In March of 2015, Ms. Lyman took the leap from the mini-apple to the big apple, where she re-engaged her love of the arts with an internship at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Lyman is thrilled to be living in New York and is proud to be a part of the MasterVoices family.