Join the Board of Directors

BYC's Board of Directors meets monthly with the Artistic and Executive Directors, and advises on developing and implementing a strategic plan. Board members are hands-on and provide support in a variety of ways, all flexible to each member's own schedule.


BYC is looking for new Board Members to join the team!


Although participation in any form is greatly welcomed, individuals able to fill these particular areas are highly encouraged to join:

  • Development Chair: Works with ED to set fundraising plan for year. Is the driving force behind making business connections and in reaching out to community sponsors.  
  • Recruitment Chair: Works with AD in recruiting choristers from local schools, neighborhoods, activities, church groups. Is active in PTA, scouts, or other local children’s organizations and can bring in new choristers from these groups. 
  • Community Engagement Chair: Works with both AD and ED to create opportunities for choristers and families to gather. Invigorates support system within the organization. 
  • Travel and Outreach Chair: Works with AD to identify performing opportunities locally, domestically, and internationally. Assists in planning of tours and outreach. 


Email [email protected] to ask questions or to join.


Read the full position description here



Current Board Members

Allison George


Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling
Western Washington University

ESA in School Counseling
City University

BS in Zoology and BA in Music Theory & History
University of Washington.



Bill Brueggemann


Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering
Ohio University

BS in Electrical Engineering
Valparaiso University





Tulika Dugar

Member at Large





Kimberly Hernandez




Staff Liasons

Madeleine Stephens

Executive Director






Nicholas Gorne

Artistic Director






Ginger Ellingson

Director of the Premiere Choir






Heidi McIlroy

Director of the Prelude and Prima Choirs






Nathan Shiu

Lead Accompanist and BYC Administrator