Hailey Bair, a native of Springfield, began her musical training at an early age, studying voice and piano. She recently received a B.A. in Music from UMKC’s Conservatory of Music and Dance, and an M.M. in Vocal Performance from Calvary University. She has performed in musicals, operas, oratorios, and enjoys various solo work. She currently teaches at Pellegrino’s School of Music & Art, and works at Mercy in the Labor and Delivery department. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities, going to the lake, drinking coffee, and walking her golden retriever, Zoey.
Emily Bowen-Marler is in her sixth year with the Springfield Chamber Chorus. She has sung with choirs throughout the United States and Europe. Emily has also been seen on stage in Springfield Little Theatre’s productions of Cats, Children of Eden, and Rent, and in Springfield Contemporary Theatre’s productions of The Secret Garden and Evita. She sings every chance she gets, and enjoys making up songs with her husband to sing to their little boy.
Amy Brammer has been teaching choral music in Missouri public schools since 2006, and has been a member of SCC since 2010. Amy earned her bachelor’s degree in music education and master’s degree in choral conducting from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. She has served as a District or State Choir coordinator for the majority of her career, and currently serves on the State MCDA Board. Amy is blessed to teach choir at Ozark High School, and is active in her church praise team, chancel choir, and hand bell ensemble. She enjoys spending time with her best friend and SCC Artistic Director, Christopher Brammer, and three wonderful children, Wyatt, Will, and Izzy.
Amelia Davidson currently teaches music history at Drury University. She holds degrees in Vocal Music Education and Choral Conducting from Missouri State University, as well as a PhD in Musicology from the University of Kansas. Davidson’s research focuses on Czech musical institutions and identity, and she has presented papers regarding Prague’s opera history both in the United States and internationally. Additionally, Davidson has arranged music and served as a clinician for area choral ensembles, and has served as a chorister for Walton Music since 2015. Davidson is a founding member of the Springfield Chamber Chorus and is beginning her fifth season with the ensemble.
Kelly Johnson has spent most of her life in the Springfield area. She began singing in church choir in elementary school, and her love of music continued into her adult life. In 2017, Kelly graduated from Drury University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Writing. After graduation, she missed the choral experience, so she auditioned for the Springfield Chamber Chorus in August of 2018. Currently, Kelly works in the Registrar’s office at her alma mater. She enjoys karaoke and visiting breweries, and is the proud mother to 50 houseplants.
Katie Kring is a choral composer, writer-of-musicals, baker and Springfield Chamber Chorus alto since 2012. Katie’s choral works and commissions are performed internationally, and she has served as SCC’s Composer-in-Residence for several years. Her piece At the Hour of Closing was the winner of the 2019 MCDA Opus Award. Katie’s musical theatre works include Pearl, Onward, Farmers Market the Musical, In the Swim, Kelly the Destroyer vs. the Springfield Cobras, and Think Big for the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Katie is the owner of B+B Boulangerie & Bakery and KatieMade Baking & Cooking School. She received her MFA in Musical Theatre Writing at NYU and her BFA in music at the University of Michigan.
Stacey Elizabeth Luehrs is starting her eleventh season with the Springfield Chamber Chorus. She has performed twice with SCC at the annual MMEA State Conference, once at the MCDA Summer Convention, and sang in the chorus of Candide with the Springfield Regional Opera. Stacey also starred as the female vocal lead in the touring rock opera, The Eyes of The Realm. She resides in Springfield with her amazing husband (and fellow SCC member) Andrew. Stacey enjoys caring for others through Intrepid Hospice, traveling to Africa, and gardening. She has degrees in Criminology and Psychology from Drury University, and recently became a member of the Taskforce on the Culture of Drury University.
Amy Reaves’ passion for music began at a young age, singing at church and with the Children’s Choirs of Southwest Missouri. She continued to sing through college, and was delighted to join SCC during its inaugural season. When Amy is not singing with SCC, she enjoys spending time with her husband Jason and daughters, Olivia and Emma. You can also find her at Pure Wellness in Springfield, where she practices as a Naturopathic Doctor, Board-Certified Complementary and Alternative Health Practitioner, yoga teacher, Reiki Master Teacher, and Licensed Massage Therapist.
Vicky Scott is a Music Education methods instructor at Missouri State University, teaching professional education courses, advising, and supervising student teachers. Prior to her full-time position at Missouri State, Vicky had a thirty-year career teaching Elementary Vocal Music in the Springfield Public Schools. She has served as guest clinician for elementary honor choirs in the Springfield area. Vicky is married to fellow SCC member Jerry Scott. They are the proud parents of sons Jacob and Chris, daughter Maddison, daughters-in-law Sydney and Katie, and son-in-law Christopher. Vicky loves singing with the worship team at church, reading, planting flowers, snuggling her Schnauzer puppies, and Florida gulf coast beach time with her family. Most of all, she loves being Nani to her sweet grandbabies.
Courtney Wright is thrilled to be join the Springfield Chamber Chorus for the first time this season. She has been a music educator in southwest Missouri for the past 14 years, and currently teaches for Springfield Public Schools at Sequiota Elementary. She is also an online adjunct professor for Drury University in Springfield, MO. She conducted The Madrigal Singers and co-taught basic conducting at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, MO. Courtney is an active clinician and adjudicator in the southwest, MO area. She lives in Springfield, MO with her wife Sara and their one-year-old daughter Marleigh.