years. Mary was the pianist for Dayspring United Methodist Church for 25 years and has traveled to Europe four times, singing with their Chorale.
In addition ot her music experience, Mary has a Master's Degree in Clinical Counseling, is a licensed professional counselor, and recently retired from her position with Aetna. Mary feels very fortunate to have been involved in her two loves of life -- psychology, and music!
Mary Sievert has been playing the piano since the age of five, sang alto in the Bach and Madrigal Singers, has directed handbell choirs, and has accompanied many musical productions, singers, and instrumentalists over the
Cary has been involved with music since childhood. He was an instrumentalist and singer throughout grade school, high school and college. Cary's experience includes directing and coaching jazz choirs, barbershop quartets and choruses, pop choirs, a cappella ensembles, and he gives voice lessons to all ages and abilities. He is also an accomplished music arranger.
Currently Cary is a music judge in the Barbershop Harmony Society and in Harmony, Inc., a women's barbershop organization. He judges and coaches vocal groups all over the United States and Canada. As well as the Tempe Community Chorus, Cary also directs a women's a cappella chorus named Wicked Pitch of
Cary Burns has been the director of the Tempe Community Chorus since August 1998, sharing his wealth of music knowledge, enthusiasm and love
The all-volunteer, elected Board of Directors of the Tempe Community Chorus manages daily operations of the Choir including selecting practice and performance venues, collecting dues, maintaining the sheet music library, marketing and other operating responsibilities. The Board consists of a president, vice-president, treasurer, and secretary, and various at-large members.
Active chorus members are encouraged to attend any board meeting, and are urged to consider joining the board to help out with the business of running the Tempe Community Chorus.
The Tempe Community Chorus Music Team’s primary goal is to make sure that we have a musically successful season. The Team makes music decisions, serves as a feedback loop for musical issues of choir members, and determines performance dress.