Jon Noyes – Music Director & Founder
Jon Noyes is a music educator in the Fairfield (Conn.) Public Schools (grades K-5) and is the Music Director & Founder of the Fairfield County Children’s Choir (grades 4-12). He served as Adjunct Professor of Music at Fairfield University from 2002 – 2012. A Massachusetts native, Mr. Noyes received Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford. He holds a fourth-year certificate from the Kodaly Musical Training Institute and is a Past President of the Southern New England Kodaly Educators. He has completed post-graduate studies with Doreen Rao, Betty Bertaux, Henry Leck, Leon Thurman, Edwin Gordon, Gabriella Thesz and Tibor Szabo.
The Connecticut Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association named Mr. Noyes Choral Director of the Year for 1998. He has conducted all-state, regional and national festival choirs, including the 2011 National Children’s Choir for the Organization of American Kodaly Educators and the Southern Region (CT) Middle School Festival Chorus in March 2016. He has presented in-service workshops throughout the United States including for the Maryland Music Educators Conference in February 2016. Under his direction, the Fairfield County Children’s Choir has performed in New York at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden and West Point, at Tanglewood, and in Boston, Denver, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, San Francisco, Oakland, Hawaii, Canada, England, Ireland, Austria and the Czech Republic.
Teaching Music Literacy with the Brain in Mind – Villanova 2010
The Development of Part Singing FPS 2010
Vocal & Choral Techniques Fairfield U
Ashley Zadravecz- Chorus Conductor
Ashley Zadravecz is a music educator in the Fairfield Public School system, (K – 5). She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Western Connecticut State University. Having started choral singing at a very early age–including nine years with the FCCC–Ms. Zadravecz continues her love of singing as a member of Connecticut Chamber Choir and the Church of St. Peter choir in Danbury, Ct., where she is Alto Section Leader and Cantor. She has performed with choirs all around the world, including England, Ireland, New Orleans, Pennsylvania, and Canada, and she has performed at various celebrated venues, including Carnegie Hall.
Lisa Bettke – Chorale Conductor/Accompanist
Kevin Cotellese – Concert Choir Conductor
Donna Beatty – Accompanist
Donna Beatty is a music educator in the Fairfield Public Schools. She received a B.S in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire and a M.A.L.S from Wesleyan University. Ms. Beatty has taught General Music and Chorus at the Middle and Elementary School levels and is presently a Music Specialist at Riverfield Elementary School in Fairfield. During her 13 year hiatus from public school while home to raise her two boys, Ms.Beatty owned and ran a private piano studio and was actively involved with the CT. Federation of Music Clubs and the Schubert Adjudication Festival. Ms. Beatty has been accompanist for a number of public and private school choirs, instrumental and vocal ensembles and musical theater productions. She has also worked extensively in church music ministry as pianist, accompanist and director of children and youth choirs, contemporary worship bands, and vacation bible school music programs locally and abroad.
Ms. Beatty has had the privilege of traveling with the Chamber Singers on their most recent summer tours to Europe, Canada, San Francisco, Hawaii and New Orleans.
Barbara Peck – General Manager
Alicen Gachi – Assistant Choir Manager