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 & 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.
Development Manager & Artistic Associate
Christopher Judd began his association with MasterVoices in the fall of 2016, managing production of Special Events, before assuming the role of Development Associate in May of 2017. He recently completed a long-term tenure as producer of executive education events, including the World Business Forum. Originally from Highland Falls, NY, he holds a Pre-College Diploma from The Juilliard School, a BM in Voice Performance from Westminster Choir College, and a MM in Voice Performance from Indiana University. He has been heard in the ensembles of and as soloist with many choral groups in the Northeast, including the current rosters of the Kinnara Ensemble and the choir of The Riverside Church.
Marketing & Engagement Coordinator
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. In the fall of 2018, Ms. Lyman was promoted from Administrative Assistant to Marketing & Engagement Coordinator. Ms. Lyman is thrilled about her new position and is proud to be a part of the MasterVoices family.
Chorus Membership and Operations Assistant
Jose Alvarez is an interdisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn. Born in Colombia, he is a recent MA graduate from NYU in Experimental Humanities & Social Engagement. After a brief career in fashion publishing, he transitioned into theater and film production and has been a Unit Production Manager for independent films for the last 5 years. In addition to his production work, he is also a playwright, performer, and translator with a passion for queer legacies, 19th Century British Romanticism, and philology.