July 23, 2022

The Jacomo Chorale is excited to announce the selection of Bryan Waznik as the Music Director and Conductor of the Jacomo Chorale. Bryan Waznik is a conductor, tenor, and educator pursuing an M.M. in Choral Conducting at the UMKC Conservatory. He is the founder of Sounding Board, a workshop dedicated to the development of new choral works and is a UMKC Conducting Fellow with Te Deum Chamber Choir and Spire Chamber Ensemble.

Bryan Waznik

Prior to graduate study, Bryan resided in Minnesota, where he taught Vocal Music at Zimmerman Middle/High School in Zimmerman, MN. Along with his regular teaching engagements, Bryan has also served as a section coach for the Minnesota All-State Choirs and maintains an active career as a performer. As a Tenor, Bryan has performed with MPLS (imPulse) and The Singers: Minnesota Choral Artists and has had the opportunity to present a number of new works and masterworks around the Twin Cities. Bryan holds a B.A. in Music from Luther College.

David Laurence

The Chorale is also pleased to announce the selection of David Laurence as accompanist for the Jacomo Chorale. Dave Laurence has been an organist and pianist since the 9th-grade. He continues to teach high-school math after more than 35 years. He enjoys cooking and gardening in his spare time.

The Jacomo Chorale is a community chorale, dedicated to presenting quality, enjoyable music for the residents of Eastern Jackson County and beyond. The Chorale is entering is 40th season and is actively seeking new and former members to join us. The Chorale will present it’s first concert of the new season in October, followed by a Christmas concert and a gala in the spring. For additional information, please contact Nancy White at (816) 355-0114 or njwhite1973@gmail.com. https://jacomochorale.org/.