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About Us

The Birth of Extraordinary

History

With passion, dedication, and ambitious vision, Molly Lindberg started Spirito Singers in 2008, creating a youth chorus of the highest caliber. From the very beginning, Spirito set out to train treble singers using challenging repertoire as the basis of an excellent education.

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Founder, Artistic Director Emerita

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Spirito began with Bravura, made up of 50 high school treble singers. The following year, Spirito added the Ragazze ensemble for 5th – 8th grade singers. The Spirito treble ensembles have since performed around the country,  and have been praised for their beautiful tone and joyful performances.

The Spirito organization is also proud to include the Men of Spirito. At its founding, many Men of Spirito were fathers or grandfathers of singers. Now, its members hail from all walks of life, and relish the opportunity to perform varied repertoire in an intergenerational setting.

In 2024, after sixteen seasons of life-changing music for middle- and high-school trebles, Spirito is thrilled to welcome younger singers to our choirs with the addition of Forte. Open to 2nd-4th grade singers, Forte provides top-tier vocal training in weekly rehearsals that emphasize teamwork, musicianship, and fun!

Artistic Staff

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Artistic Director, Ragazze & Bravura Conductor, Bravura A Cappella Ensemble Coach, Songwriting, Conducting
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Men of Spirito Conductor
 
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Forte Conductor
 
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Pianist - Bravura, Men of Spirito
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Pianist - Ragazze
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Pianist - Forte
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Theory II, Jazz Vocal Technique
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Theory I
 
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Theory II, Electronic Music and Music Production

Administrative Staff

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Administrative Director
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Music Librarian
Board

Board of Directors

Spirito Singers Board of Directors is made up of dedicated volunteers who value the importance of music, leadership training, excellence, and service. Board members guide Spirito by maintaining sound, ethical, and legal governance along with financial oversight. Members come from many walks of life and professions and bring varied, valuable experience. If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, please contact Stephanie DiMarco, Administrative Director at 630.581.5440 or SDiMarco@spiritosingers.org.

Spirito Executive Board
President: Kent Houar
Financial Officer: Clare Mensik
Secretary: Melissa Carlin
Ex-Officio: Mary Jean Adkins
Mary Jean Adkins began her affiliation with Spirito as a founding board member in 2008 and continued serving the organization through volunteer activities until being named Executive Director. MORE
Ex-Officio: Lisa Callaway Gorsky
Lisa R. Callaway is a partner with Engler Callaway Baasten & Sraga, LLC and brings more than twenty-five years of experience providing skilled employment and labor law counsel to private and public sector clients. MORE
Ex-Officio: Debra Moritz
Debra Moritz is an International Director at global commercial real estate services firm, Jones Lang LaSalle, and Managing Director of the firm’s Strategic Consulting group, which she co-founded upon joining the firm. MORE 
Ex-Officio: Renee Oshinski
Ex-Officio: Scott Sutherland
Scott Sutherland and his daughter Jessica have been singing with Spirito since the fall of 2010. After witnessing the outreach and service the Spirito Singers organization does first-hand, not to mention the musical and personal development each of the participants experience, he joined the board of directors in 2011. MORE
Members at Large
Advisors

Advisory Council

The Spirito Advisory Council is comprised of music professionals who bring knowledge, experience, and vital connections to Spirito. With no formal meeting structure, Advisory Council members are called upon individually to offer advice and guidance. Their specialized expertise is sought by both the Artistic and Administrative staff.

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