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Mitchell T. Davey is a composer, conductor and tenor from Spokane. A recent graduate of Gonzaga University, Mitch studied music composition under the direction of Dawn Sonntag and Kevin Waters.
During his years at Gonzaga, Mitch ventured into choral conducting, studying with Timothy Westerhaus. He has served as a student conductor for the Gonzaga University Chamber Singers and has conducted this chorus in the States as well as abroad in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Mitch has conducted Chorale Coeur d’Alene in performances as well. He also frequently conducts premiers and performances of his own compositions.
As a composer, Mitch has written an expansive repertoire of music covering a wide variety of styles, including choral works, chamber music, hymns and other sacred works, art songs, and solo works for piano, organ, and violin. In addition to his original compositions, Mitch is an experienced arranger. His arrangement of the Zambian choral work, Emlanjeni, has been widely performed by the Gonzaga University Concert Choir under the direction of Timothy Westerhaus and Pacific Youth Choirs under the direction of Mia Miller.
Mitch currently sings with the Kantorei Choir in Spokane and as a choral scholar with Chorale Coeur d’Alene.
Maura Kegley started piano lessons when she was in second grade.
Later, she played for choirs from fifth grade on through high school, where she also accompanied musicals before and after she graduated. She played for a traveling ensemble while attending EWU and went on to play for several area churches, ballet schools, restaurants and department stores. She studied jazz under Arnie Carruthers and studied classical with Carl Leuer and Dr. David Rostkoski. She also worked as an organist and choir pianist at several local churches for about twenty years.
Currently, she plays for Sandra Olgard’s ballet studio, Mt. Spokane High School Choir and has taught piano privately for over 30 years. She also has two sons, both musically talented, and a very patient, loving husband. She is very excited to be part of the Spectrum Singers!
Bobby Kizer recently moved to Spokane to be closer to their family and to the nature of the Northwest. Prior to their move, they were singing in an LGBTQ+ choir in New Orleans for the last 3 years. After moving, they quickly learned that the community seemed to be yearning for an organization that could bring together social justice, gender and sexual minority diversity and music. Bobby reached out to the community and initiated the process of putting together the pieces for the creation of Spectrum Singers.
In addition to their activities in the choir, Bobby serves the community as a psychologist in private practice. They specialize in long-term therapy and issues related to gender identity and sexual orientation diversity. Bobby is also an active cyclist and lover of the outdoors.
Performance has always been a part of Grant Stead‘s life. From an early age, he was singing and performing with school and church choirs. As a professional instructor and school administrator, he is always on stage as well.
His love of people is evident in all his endeavors, both professionally and personally.
Jared Schatz is currently the Accounting Supervisor at Spokane Public Schools and has 30 years of experience working as a professional accountant. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Eastern Washington University and went on to pass the CPA exam. He served as the Treasurer on Lutherhaven Ministries’ board of directors for seven years and served on the board for two different church congregations as well.
Jared has limited singing experience but enjoys being a part of groups that can become greater than the sum of their individuals. He is passionate about supporting activities in the Spokane area that welcome and affirm all.
Mads Oliver is a Communications major at Whitworth University. Originally hailing from the land of Nashville, TN, they are now a passionate Spokanite with a desire to serve and create change in the community through their graphic design and public relations skills.
In addition to her work with Spectrum Singers, Mads works for Whitworth’s Dornsife Center for Community Engagement as their Graphic Design Specialist and Specialist Manager. Through this, she has had the chance to work with various non-profits in the area, including Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington & Northern Idaho, Spokane Arts, Transitions and Our Place Community Outreach. She is also a part of Beyond the Pines, Whitworth’s student-run public relations agency that provides free, high quality PR work for local non-profits.
Mads absolutely loves singing. They have been taking voice lessons since they were 10 years old and have been a part of several musical productions throughout their academic career. They are incredibly excited to be a part of this wonderful, inclusive choral community and to help foster an air of acceptance and compassion in Spokane.
Farand Gunnels grew up in Billings, MT and is a Two Spirit member of the Apsaalooke “Crow” Nation. In 1993, Farand moved to Spokane where he served as a steering committee member for Spokane Pride (currently OUTSpokane) and joined Inland NW Men’s Chorus, where he met his beautiful and amazing husband, David.
Farand worked at Pride Foundation, providing grants and scholarships, for 14 years and currently works at Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane, engaging everyday people to build a just and nonviolent world.
Farand is passionate about philanthropy, LGBTQ and racial equity, and social, gender, and economic justice. He has worked on issues that include marriage equality, transgender inclusion, LGBTQ youth & elder safety and protections and has volunteered with the Montana Two Spirit Society and Greater Spokane Progress.
In his spare time, Farand finds joy in spending time with his husband and pets, exploring new restaurants and cuisines, baking, geocaching and singing.
Jamie Pierce is singing member of the chorus, along with her role on the leadership team. Jamie has previously sung with two GALA Choruses in California and Nebraska and, upon moving to Spokane, wanted to be a part of bringing one to life here.
Jamie currently works as a human services professional in Spokane. She has has a passion for service, both personally and professionally. Jamie is currently enjoying exploring the beautiful surroundings in her new hometown.
Angie Dittrich began composing and singing as soon as she could reach the piano and learned how to work the tape recorder. Her musical resume consists of four years of high school Concert Choir and Acapella Choir, three musicals, Alumni Choir, Sweet Adelines barbershop chorus, three worship teams at church and a whole lot of car-singing.
She is glad to be a part of an LGBTQ+IA chorus for the first time in her life.
Phoenix Lambert moved to Spokane in October of 2015 from eastern Oregon, where he had participated in both choir and musical theater in middle and high school. After high school graduation, he went on to study music and voice at Blue Mountain Community College.
He has continued to participate in community and church choirs throughout his life.
William “Bo” Davis finished his performance art degree from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in May of 2018.
He has been involved in music since he was little. In elementary school, he made it into Washington State Honors Choir as a baritone. In middle school, he found that instruments were his real calling and started playing classical strings. In his transition from middle to high school, he moved into a school district that didn’t have a string program and so switched to brass instruments.
Over the years, he became proficient with many instruments in the concert band setting, earning his school high remarks in band competitions for his region. Out of high school, Bo performed for musical theaters, a German brass band, a German polka band, a community wind ensemble and even a German choir.
He currently works as a cook in a deli, along with arranging, composing and teaching private music lessons.