We have a new front-line director!

Sally Kelley


"Music shouldn't be just a tune, it should be a touch"        (Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words) 

We are THRILLED to welcome Sally Kelley as our front-line director stepping into the spot left by retiring director, Debbie Thistle.  We enjoyed so many successful years under Debbie's direction and we have grown in so many ways.  As Debbie steps down from directing and becomes a wonderful addition to our lead section, we are excited about beginning our next chapter with Sally.  

Sally has a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from Middle Tennessee State University and has just finished coursework and exams for her doctorate in Choral Conducting from Ball State University.  Currently she’s working on her “pesky” dissertation!


She has enjoyed over 15 years conducting choral ensembles of a wide variety of skill levels from community to professional choruses.  One of her many career highlights was working as a conducting intern for VOCES8 in England, where she also acted as assistant music director of the Milton Abbey International Music Festival.

Her approach to choral music encompasses three main areas: building community, advancing artistry and developing professionalism. 

White River Sound is thrilled to welcome Sally to our wonderful chorus family!

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