Meet Our Staff
Dr. Coreen Duffy -
Dr. Coreen Duffy and her family recently moved to Missoula when she accepted the Directorship of Choral Activities at Univ. of Mt last year. She has led both College and Community choirs, most recently at the prestigious Frost School of Music at the Univ. of Miami in Florida
Jenny Skrivseth -
Ensemble Conductor and MCC
Jenny is currently the choir director at Loyola Sacred Heart High School. Prior to that, Jenny taught choir at Meadow Hill Middle School and general music to students in grades K-8 at Russell Elementary School and Washington Middle School. She has also directed the Missoula All-City Boys Choir and the All-City Girls Choir. Jenny earned her bachelor’s degree in Music Education with a vocal emphasis from the University of Montana in 2004, and her Master’s Degree in Integrated Arts Education from UM in 2009. When she’s not directing, Jenny enjoys being at home with her daughter, Bella.
Malcolm Lowe -
Malcolm received a bachelor in voice performance from Western Washington University and a masters in composition for theater from San Diego State University. Following college he worked professionally in Theater on the west coast as a composer, performer and sound designer. When he moved to Missoula in 1993, he started a small business, The Loose Caboose, which continues to keep Missoula caffeinated. He has performed numerous roles on stage at Missoula Community Theater, and he has sung for many years with Dolce Canto. For the past 20 years he has been fortunate enough to have conducted this chorus of adults with disabilities, formerly known as the VSA Arts choir.
Alice Williams -
Alice Williams has been principal accompanist for the Missoula Community Chorus since January 2005. She studied organ with Dr. John Ellis at the University of Montana and has been organist for the University Congregational Church since 1981. Alice is secretary/treasurer for the Missoula chapter of the American Guild of Organists and membership secretary for the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen. In her spare time, Ms. Williams enjoys spending time with her husband at their cabin near Helmville.
Mac Merchant - Accompanist
Mac Merchant is a recent transplant to the Missoula area from Denver. He has graduate degrees in both Piano Performance and Collaborative Piano from Washington State University and University of Colorado-Boulder. Mac has extensive experience accompanying choral groups including the Colorado Chorale, Anima Chamber Ensemble, and Kantorie Choral Ensemble. Recently he was a part of Kantorei's recording of Jake Runestad's choral music on the Naxos label to be released next year.
Linda Stratton -
Linda Stratton moved to Missoula in 1990 and has since collaborated with many musicians from Masters in Performance candidates at the University of Montana to preschool. She has worked extensively with the Missoula Children’s Theater on community productions and accompanied for many public schools throughout the region. One of the organizations that is close to her heart is the MPower Voices choir where she has collaborated with Malcolm for 17 of the 20 years it has been in existence. It is a privilege to work with him as he encourages and enables these special individuals to both expand their abilities and realize their love of performing music.