Taylor Dunkel moved from the Kansas City area to Springfield to attend Missouri State University in 2008. While attending MSU, she had the pleasure of singing in the Concert Chorale under the direction of Dr. Guy B. Webb. Taylor is also a member of The Missouri Choral Artists, the Praise Team and Chancel Choir at University Heights Baptist Church, and runs a small private voice studio. Aside from singing, Taylor is a Customer Relations Manager at a major car dealership in Springfield. She lives in Ozark, MO with her two children, Alaina and Archer.
MEMBER SINCE: 2010
Sarah Eldridge grew up in Amarillo, Texas with her parents, older sister, and younger brother. At Harding University (Searcy, AR), she majored in Communication Sciences and Disorders and minored in French. Despite it being just for fun, participating in the Harding University Chorus was an important part of her college experience. She then moved to Lubbock, TX for her graduate program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for a Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology. Sarah currently works at Select Specialty Hospital. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out/eating with friends, watching tv, walking aimlessly, drinking coffee, and (now) singing in this group!
MEMBER SINCE: 2021
Abby Glenn is a Business Development Officer at Central Bank, getting to work with local businesses every day. Abby is a proud alumna of Drury University, earning her bachelor’s degree in arts administration in 2011, and her master’s in nonprofit communication in 2013. Active in the community, Abby is a graduate of Leadership Springfield, Class 35, and a board member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Ozarks Region, The Kitchen Inc, and the Burrell Foundation. Abby was named one of 417 Magazine’s 20 under 30 in 2016.
MEMBER SINCE: 2018
Amanda Hake has a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Missouri State University where she was a member of the MSU Concert Chorale and Chamber Singers under the direction of Dr. Guy B. Webb, and studied voice with Dr. Andrew Childs. Amanda is grateful for the chance to serve as SCC Board Singer Representative. She also currently sings with Missouri Choral Artists and is heavily involved in her church music programs. Amanda lives with her husband, Bryan, and their two young sons in Springfield where she is a Fundraising Specialist with Ovation Fundraising Group and volunteers in various ways in her community, specifically, for the Junior League of Springfield where she is currently serving as the Finance Manager, Elect.
MEMBER SINCE: 2008
Amy Hoogstraet Safley obtained a BM in vocal performance from Drury University in 1997, having performed extensively both as a soloist and choir member in college. Since graduating, she has continued to perform in Japan, Illinois, and Missouri. She lives in Nixa with her husband, two children, and mini poodle and is the Youth Coordinator for The GLO Center. She is also an active LGBTQ+/diversity advocate and administers the Facebook group Nixa MO Diversity Advocates.
MEMBER SINCE: 2018
Lisa Husted graduated from MSU with a Bachelor of Music Education in 2013, where she performed with the concert chorale under the direction of Guy Webb. She went on to teach K-8 music in Shelby Co. R-IV schools for two years and then moved overseas to North Africa, where she has been teaching music for the past 7 years. Lisa started and has been running the choral music program that grew from elementary into a K-12 program! This year she is taking a year off to rest in the states, working on some professional development in Music Education and is so honored to be able to perform with this great group of musicians.
MEMBER SINCE: 2022
Sarah Shannon earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in 2015 from the University of Missouri. While at Mizzou, she sang in Concert Chorale and was a proud member of Marching Mizzou. A Springfield native, she ended up moving back to the area where she worked in the non-profit sector for 5 years. She currently works as a Client Services Coordinator at the Pregnancy Care Center. She has greatly missed the experience of singing with a choir and is thankful for the opportunity to perform with such talented musicians.
MEMBER SINCE: 2022
Lauren Vomund graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Missouri in Columbia, where she performed with the Mizzou University Singers and Show Me Opera Program. Lauren taught choir in Spokane for two years before moving to her current job teaching choir at Ozark Middle School. Lauren enjoys serving the ensemble soprano section leader. Lauren is incredibly grateful for the opportunities to perform music of high merit and positively impact her community through Springfield Chamber Chorus.
MEMBER SINCE: 2015