Anthony Bianchi of Uniontown, Ohio, has been heavily involved in choral music from a young age. He graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and a Master of Music in Choral Conducting Performance. His principal mentor was Dr. Samuel Gordon, but also studied under other choral and vocal teachers including Dr. Ann Usher and Dr. Laurie Lashbrook.
Anthony has dedicated most of his musical career to church music where he has served as the "Music and Worship Director" of United Methodist Church of Macedonia, the "Director of Choral and Music Development" at United Presbyterian Church of Cuyahoga Falls as well as the "Minister of Music" at Firestone Park Presbyterian Church in Akron.
Anthony has performed choral music over the last 25 years in various locations across the world including multiple performances in New York, Chicago, and Washington D.C., as well as several performances in Italy, Austria, and Germany.
The Chagrin Valley Choral Union is pleased to have had Anthony as our Artistic Director from the 2018-2019 season forward.
Anne Dalby joined our staff beginning with the Spring, 2019 concert.
Anne earned a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Millikin University, where she won the Young Artist Concerto Competition and Alice Heren Ayars Award. During her time in school, she accompanied the top choirs, vocalists, instrumentalists and opera and musical theatre productions. She was a staff accompanist at Interlochen Arts Camp for five years where she accompanied the high school musicals, concerto competitions and recitals. She has collaborated with local choirs, musical theatre troupes, chamber, and vocal and instrumental soloists. She occasionally performs at her church in Solon, Ohio, where she lives with her two children.