The Seattle Girls Choir is excited to welcome Meaghan Leferink as our new Executive Director!
“We are incredibly happy to welcome Meaghan into the SGC family! Her enthusiasm for the nonprofit arts environment is contagious, and her unmistakable passion for SGC’s mission clearly stems from her direct, first-hand experience of the power of choral music. We look forward to beginning this exciting new chapter for SGC with Meaghan at the helm!” says SGC Board President Nathaniel Papadakis.
Meaghan has been singing in choruses from an early age. She comes to Seattle Girls Choir with experience in fundraising from the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance at the University of Washington, and a long history of music education and advocacy through her roles as Program Director and Director of Community Engagement at Seattle Music Partners. Meaghan received her BA in Vocal Music Performance at Mills College, and her MFA in Arts Leadership from Seattle University. She is active in the Seattle music scene as a chorus member of Seattle Pro Musica and as a singer in her folk music trio Aester.
“I am excited to build upon the rich history of SGC, and to elevate the work it has been doing to provide young people with a quality music education and exposure to memorable artistic experiences that will serve them throughout their lives,” Meaghan says. “I am eager to cultivate new partnerships, broaden access to our programs, and overall provide more people with the opportunity to engage with our stellar community.”
Meaghan joins SGC in the midst of preparations for our fall season. Before the big launch, Meaghan would love to meet family members, choristers, and more of the choral community. If you’d like to meet Meaghan and chat about SGC, please feel free to send an email her way to arrange a coffee meeting or phone call.
“I’m so excited that Meaghan is joining the SGC family,” says Artistic Director Jacob Winkler. “She brings with her not only her experience in arts leadership and fundraising, not only her love of singing and choral music, but a passion for working with young people and nurturing their own leadership and agency. The future looks bright, and Meaghan is just the one to help us get there.”