Carson Chamber Singers director to retire in 2012

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Judy Monson, founder and director of the Carson Chamber Singers since 1985, has announced her decision to retire in June 2012 after the Pops Party concert.

A well-known and loved educator, vocalist and conductor in Carson City and Reno, Monson has led the Chamber Singers in inspiring performances in Carson City, Reno, Virginia City, Genoa, Minden, and Fallon.

Highlights of Carson Chamber Singers accomplishments under Monson's direction include participation with the Symphony in the national 2000 Continental Harmony project; singing for the 2005 Nevada Legislature, the 2006 National Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention, and the 2007 National American Legion Convention; premiering, in 2010, The Stars Above the Hill by David Dickau, commissioned in celebration of their 25th season; and annual performances with the Carson City Symphony and Reno Philharmonic.

Monson plans to continue as music specialist at Elizabeth Lenz Elementary School in Reno, director of music at First United Methodist Church in Carson City, director of the Dolce Choir of Sierra Nevada Children's Choir and member of Bella Voce women's choral ensemble.

A search committee for a new choral director is in place.

For information, call Elinor Bugli

at 775-883-4154 or send an email to


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