Elizabeth Nunez -Conductor
Elizabeth created and directs the Young Peoples’ Chorus of NYC Cantare Chorus and serves as vocal coach for YPC divisions. As the director of the YPC Satellite Schools program, she works with NYC Public Schools to bring a choral experience to almost 900 children annually. Since joining YPC in 2004, Mrs. Nunez has led Cantare at International Choral Festivals in Kathaumixw, British Columbia and Llangollen, Wales. She made her conducting debut at Carnegie Hall with YPC and the New York Pops in 2007 and sang the soprano solos for Mendelssohn’s “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream” at the Metropolitan Opera in 2007 and 2010. She is also the co-founder and artistic director of the Soharmoniums. As a choral clinician, she gives workshops around the country and locally. Mrs. Nunez received her Masters Degree in Music Education from the Univ. of Oklahoma and completed her undergraduate studies at Lee University.
A 'graceful pianist', Taisiya enjoys a vibrant career as a collaborative pianist, most notably performing with the cellist Amber Docters van Leeuwen. Together, the duo debuted at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. In NYC, Taisiya plays with Melodia Women's Choir, the YPC, and this season, with the SoHarmoniums. Dr. Pushkar received her BA from Oberlin College and her MM and DMA from the Manhattan School of Music.