Director:

Catherine Lykins

Catherine Lykins graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2008 with a Bachelors in Music Education. After doing her student teaching at Duluth High School, she taught vocal music in Michigan. In Michigan she was the director of the Southfield High School Chorus, taught private voice lessons and was music director for Rochester Community Schools Summer Theatre performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Aida.

 

 She returned to Georgia to become Chorus Director at Duluth High School in 2010. Duluth blessed Catherine with many opportunities to let her students shine. DHS highlights include, having students sing at her wedding in 2012, conducting the Faure Requiem in 2013, having a women’s choir perform at the Georgia Music Educator’s Conference January 2016 and growing the program to over 300 students- all truly passionate about singing! When Catherine and her husband had a baby in 2016, they moved back to Michigan to raise the baby closer to their families. She now teaches at her Alma Mater High School, Rochester High School.

 

Catherine loves teaching music and was acknowledged as an upcoming leader in Music Education by the Georgia Music Educator Association Leadership Symposium in 2012. She has been a member of the Georgia Music Educator's Association, Michigan State Vocal Music Association and the American Choral Director's Association. She also does a lot of singing herself, and was a member of the Atlanta Symphony Chorus and Chamber Chorus while in Georgia.

 

Accompanist:

Brian Leduc

Brian Leduc, a native of Detroit, attended Wayne State University for undergraduate work in instrumental education and voice performance. 

As an active member of MSVMA (Michigan School Vocal Music Association), he has cultivated professional success as a choral conductor, clinician, adjudicator and accompanist all across the state of Michigan.  He accompanies and directs regularly. 

Following a 10 year post as Assistant Director of Music at Christ Church Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills, Brian currently takes residence on the music staff of The Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Midtown, Detroit, and Holy Name Catholic Church in Birmingham.  He also serves as Assistant Director of the Festival Choir at Congregation Shaarey Zedek in Southfield. 

Brian served as Music Director for the national tour of "The Cross and the Light" from 2013 to 2019.  He also receives arranger credits for his contributions to the work.

Brian is the Director of Cranbrook Theatre School, an offering of Special & Summer Programs at Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills.  He is a member of the American Camp Association.

Brian performs regularly with Opera Lite, serving as the entertainment at The Henry Ford's "Holiday Nights" at the Eagle Tavern every December.

Brian serves on the board and as a tenor in Detroit's acclaimed professional vocal ensemble Audivi.

He appears as a tenor soloist regularly in the Detroit area and internationally for works such as Handel’s “Messiah,” Verdi’s “Requiem,” and others, including a long list of relatively new works.   Mainstage operatic credits include Spoletta (Tosca), Monostatos (Magic Flute), and Don Basilio (Marriage of Figaro), among others.  Opera News quotes Brian as having a “ringing tenor” and being “especially impressive…with firm tonal impact.”

About Us

CONCERT CHOIR

 

Concert Choir is a large SATB choir made up of students of all grades and abilities.  

No audition is required.

CHORALE

 

Chorale is a SSA Choir made up of students from all grades and abilities. 

An audition is required.

CHAMBER CHOIR

 

Chamber Choir is an Upperclassmen SATB Ensemble made up of students who have been in high school chorus in the past. 

An audition is required.

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