Rider Foster- Executive Director, Conductor
Mr. Foster grew up immersed in choral music and has dedicated his life to bringing it to the community at large. He studied at Westminster Choir College, where he also sang and recorded with the critically acclaimed Westminster Choir. Since then, he has had numerous engagements with companies such as New York City Opera, and the Opera Orchestra of New York. Additionally, Mr. Foster has extensive experience directing and singing in choral ensembles. In his capacity as Executive Director, Mr. Foster is primarily responsible for securing collaborative partnerships with other organizations.
Kimberlee Korzelius- Artistic Director, Associate Conductor
Ms. Korzeius brings her love of music and music education to Clarum Sonum. Since graduating from Montclair State with a degree in Music, Kimberlee has dedicated herself to helping her students produce the
best music possible. Outside of Clarum Sonum, Kimberlee works with local school theatre programs as music director and conductor. Her extensive experience with music students makes her a valuable resource to Clarum Sonum members. She is currently pursuing a career in music education.
C. Paige Porter- Associate Director
A graduate of Westminster Choir College and Manhattan School of Music, Ms. Porter has focused her study on the health and beauty of the human voice. In addition to being a private voice instructor and professional chorister, she has extensive solo experience. Past credits include Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s B minor mass, and Mozart’s mass in C minor, as well as Yum-yum in Mikado, Maybel in Pirates of Penzance and Diana in Orpheus in the Underworld. As associate director, Ms Porter focuses on creating a unified choral sound through supporting the health of the individual voices.
Ian Howells- Accompanist
Mr. Howells received a Bachelor of Music Degree from Montclair State University. He is actively working in jazz ensembles, pit orchestras, and as a church organist. He began accompanying Clarum Sonum in 2016, and has come to be an integral part of the choir family.