Alex Gagiu, Artistic Director, is enrolled in doctoral studies in Choral Conducting at the University of Washington. He holds a Masters in Music from the Westminster Choir College in Princeton, and a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from The Juilliard School of Music in New York City. Since 1994 he has been a music teacher in Seattle and is the Assistant Artistic Director of The Seattle Girls’ Choir where he teaches choir, music theory, and hand bells.
Elena DeLisle-Perry is a registered Music Together teacher, and has been teaching early-childhood music for four years while earning a Bachelor of Arts in jazz guitar. Elena performed in groups of many different genres, including bluegrass, jazz, Appalachian folk music, and rock. She has taught guitar and piano to children of all ages since 1998. Elena plays the guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, and piano and loves working with small children through music.
Heather Dye has served as Children’s Choir Director for the Green Lake Church since 2006 and is soloist at All Pilgrims Christian Church in Seattle. Heather attended Walla Walla University, where she studied piano and voice. She received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Andrews University. She has been a featured soloist in various classical works as well as jazz performances in the greater Seattle area and has traveled with choirs around the world. Heather enjoys sharing her passion for music with young people and spends her free time with family and friends.
Ryan Dye has been Minister of Music for All Pilgrims Christian Church in Seattle since 2000. He earned degrees in Religion and Business Administration from Walla Walla University, and a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in organ performance from the University of Washington. Ryan has been active in the Seattle Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and served as Chapter Dean in 2006-2007.
Tina Frei has been doing improvisational theater for seven years. She is a graduate of Walla Walla University where she participated in and helped lead the University Improv team. From 2004 to 2007 she co-founded Clean Slate Improv. She is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Theology and the Arts at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Tina also has an interest in music and visual arts.
Will Frei has been doing improvisational theater for eight years. He has performed internationally and helped found and train improv teams in Seattle, Vancouver (WA), and Los Angeles. Will was a member of Green Lake's original Clean Slate Improv team. Teaching improv makes Will so excited, he levitates at the thought! He has six years of experience teaching improv to groups of all ages. Besides improv, Will is passionate about chocolate chip cookies— and Tina.
Laura Milleson began piano studies at age four. She accompanied various singing groups through high school and college. She received her BA in music from Walla Walla University. At graduation she received the Music Major of the Year award. Since college, Laura has been part of the piano faculty at Auburn Adventist Academy, accompanied the Seattle Girls' Choir and Impact, and has a private piano studio.
Roy Naden, Professor Emeritus at Andrews University, earned a music degree from the London College of Music before his theology and education degrees, and worked for eight years directing choirs around Australia. His small professional group, The Roy Naden Singers, released LPs on Chapel Records. Currently he conducts the orchestra at Green Lake Church and arranges music for the growing abilities of the mostly youthful players.
Elmo Rajah was born in Sri Lanka and at an early age began studying piano and Indian drums. He continued his musical education in Canada at the Royal Conservatory of Music and completed
his studies in piano at Walla Walla College. He currently conducts an ensemble called Geetanjali which plays what is known in India as Bollywood music. His group is well known in Seattle, Portland, and British Columbia.
Mary Walters earned her master's degree in cello performance and pedagogy from Northern Illinois University and her bachelor's degree in music cum laude from the University of Oregon Honors College. She has been a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and the Northwest Indiana Symphony. Currently Mary performs in Seattle as a studio musician and extra with the Seattle Symphony, and maintains a large cello studio in Capitol Hill.