Nicholas Gorne

Artistic Director and Director of the Cantare Choir

Nicholas Gorne has taught music in every grade from Kindergarten to 12th.  He fell in love with music at age eight when he began taking piano lessons and singing in choir at school.  Throughout elementary school, junior high school, and high school, Mr.  Gorne was involved in choir, jazz choir, musical theatre, and solo vocal performance in the Mukilteo School District...(read more)







Madeleine Stephens

Executive Director

As a life-long singer interested in arts management, Madeleine Stephens has accumulated a variety of experiences on both sides of the curtain. A 2016 Music and Management Studies graduate of St. Olaf College, Madeleine spent her four years there working in the student-run concert venue, The Lion’s Pause, first as a backstage tech member and later as a Venue Coordinator...(read more)







Nathan Shiu

BYC Administrator and Lead Accompanist

Beginning piano lessons around age seven, Nathan has continued playing piano to this day. Working as a student accompanist during his years of undergraduate study at Whitman College in Walla Walla introduced him to the pleasure of playing as a collaborative pianist... (read more)








Artistic Staff



Ginger Ellingson


Premier Choir 



Heidi McIlroy


Prelude and Prima Choirs 


Katrina Turman


Schola Voce Choir 

Bryan Fiehler


Intermezzo Choirs







D'Laney Jevas

Accompanist for Prelude and Prima Choirs

Clara Johnson

Assistant Conductor for Intermezzo, Schola Voce Choirs


Yuh-Pey Lin

Accompanist for Premier Choir