Juliana Beatie is in her first year of SCC. She is a 2018 summa cum laude Music Education – Dual Certification graduate of Evangel University. She currently teaches at Marshfield High School, as their Head Choir Director and Assistant Band Director/ Woodwind Technician. Previous to Marshfield, Juliana was the Director of Bands at Purdy, Missouri. Throughout her vocal and instrumental performing experience, Juliana has toured both nationally and internationally; primarily in Europe and Asia, and had the honor to perform with Grammy and Dove Award winners Sandi Patty, Gary Sumlyan, Steve Wiest, and Dave Pietro.
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.
Shelly Renee’ Reece Clark has been singing in the Springfield Chamber Chorus since 2021. She began singing in church in Harrisonville, Missouri and was active in music under the direction of Ed Roberts (band) and Lisa Walker (choir). While attending Southwest Missouri State University (now MSU), she performed for five years under the direction of Dr. Guy B. Webb in the Concert Chorale, and Jerry Hoover and Belva Prather with the Bruin Pride Marching Band, Concert Bands and Flute Ensembles. She has a B.S. in Political Science and an MBA in Economics from Missouri State University. Shelly attended Oklahoma City University, a private, liberal arts school, for her Juris Doctorate in Law and practices family law and mediation. She lives in Republic MO with her husband Zane and their two sons Christian and Christopher and enjoys watching live music with local musicians.
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.
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.
Jennifer Stammers is originally from Denver, Colorado, and holds degrees in Journalism and Music Education from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. She taught middle school and elementary music for the Platte County R-3 School District from 2001-2015. While there, she founded the Paxton Singers – a 60-voice elementary audition choir which performed for the Missouri Music Educators’ Association annual conference in 2007 and 2012, as well as for the 2013 Missouri Verses and Voices Poet Laureate Festival at the Missouri State Capitol building and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Mrs. Stammers was named the Platte County Teacher of the Year for 2013-14, and was the sole recipient of Resolution No. 2598 by unanimous vote of the Missouri House of Representatives, adopted May 1, 2013. Stammers joined the St. Joseph School District as the choral director at Bode Middle School in the fall of 2015. She was named ‘Bode Teacher of the Year,’ in the spring of 2018, and was a finalist for the 2018 St. Joseph School District Teacher of the Year. She was the 2018 recipient of the Mayor’s Arts Award for Arts Educator of the Year. She was nominated for the St. Joseph YWCA Women of Excellence Award, Women in the Workplace Category in the spring of 2019. Stammers joined the Nixa High School Choral Department as an assistant director in the fall of 2020.
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.