BYC Administrative Leadership



Nicholas Gorne

Artistic Director

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

Madeleine Stephens has always been involved in the music performance world, from her early days in church choirs and in piano lessons to her current position as BYC’s Executive Director. Along her journey she has performed, worked backstage, and managed events -- accumulating a variety of experiences ...(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: Directors

Heidi McIlroy


Prelude and Prima Choirs 




Nicholas Gorne


Intermezzo and Premier Choirs





Artistic Staff: Accompanists

Nathan Shiu

Lead Accompanist