We love our Music Director!

Dr. Sally Kelley

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

We are THRILLED to have Dr. Sally Kelley as our Music Director.  Sally steped into the spot left by retiring director, Debbie Thistle.  We were so lucky to find her during the 2 years when singing together was such a challenge due to the pandemic.  She found ways to help us grow our skills even during the times when we couldn't sing together.  Now that our rehearsals are back to normal, we are able to take full advantage of her teaching skills and vast musical knowledge.  While she is teaching us to be better singers, she is enjoying adding barbershop to her list of favorite genres.  Her excitment on stage and expert knowledge is wonderful to experience!

Sally has a Doctor of Arts in Choral Conducting from Ball State Univeristy and a Masters from Middle Tennessee State University.   She currently serves as executive director to Materworks Chorale in Muncie, IN and as an adjunct professor at Anderson University in Anderson, IN.  

For over 15 years Sally has enjoyed 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 have Sally in our wonderful chorus family!

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