This year, at our Member Appreciation Event on Saturday (June 10), we were pleased to recognize a handful of members that truly stood out this season.
Please join us in thanking the following individuals for their priceless contributions in support of The Master Chorale's mission: Advancing the art of choral music by performing great works of the past, commissioning and performing new literature and sharing the joy and power of choral music with new and existing audiences and singers.
Tracy T. Tringali - Board Member of the Season
Principal | Taylor White Professional Placement & Consulting
One of our great achievements this year was hiring Tom Barker as our Development Director and Tracy was instrumental in that search process with her expert professional executive placement experience. Tom's position is critical in our organization's growth. Tracy's name will be listed on our Board Member of the Season perpetual plaque in The Master Chorale's office.
Tracy is a singer in the Chorale and has developed a top notch reputation in the Tampa Bay business community throughout her 25 years in the area. She is an Accounting graduate of the University of Illinois, and was a practicing CPA in both Illinois and Florida prior to her entry to the executive recruitment industry in 1989.
Tracy worked with a large Tampa-based national search firm before launching her own successful executive placement firm. She focused on accounting and finance permanent placement and interim consulting support, contract recruiting, and retained search in various disciplines, including human resources, marketing, and operations. She has been lauded for her quality career coaching, as well as professional resume writing services.
Tracy is a graduate of Tampa Connection, and has held numerous leadership positions with Plant High School PTSA, Coleman Middle School PTSA and Mabry Elementary PTA. Tracy loves people and music, and is a member of the auditioned Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, which performs with The Florida Orchestra.
Brian Hathaway - Volunteer of the Season
Brian has been a singer in the Chorale for over 10 years and is a retired expert in quality control and operations management, having worked for companies such as Mosaic, Sparton Electronics, and Coca Cola, to name a few. He is an experienced executive with extensive leadership and management experience.
Craig Nowicke - Shining Star Award
Craig has been a singer in the Chorale for over three years and is a highly qualified broker for buyers and sellers of commercial and residential properties for RE/MAX.
Deah McReynolds - MVP
Deah was recognized as our MVP of the Season for her outstanding artistic leadership in outreach and education, particularly in support of our new Youth Initiative. Deah created the curriculum and led our outreach singers in 11 in-school music education presentations in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties for nearly 700 2nd-5th graders in Title I public schools. She also programmed and partnered with our guest conductor Doreen Rao and brought her Lumina Youth Choir singers along to present an interactive student concert with our Ensemble Singers for elementary students at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg. Together these youth initiative events reached a highly diverse group of nearly 1,000 children. David Tagliarini, Pinellas County Performing Arts Staff Developer had this to say about the in-school presentations: "...there was a perfect balance of performance, entertainment, engagement, and education – a difficult balance to pull off!"
You can read more about The Master Chorale's Youth Initiative here.
Deah also programmed and led our Ensemble Singers in our very first BIG SING (where the audience is the choir) presented in downtown Tampa at the Portico as part of Tampa's Fourth Friday events on April 28th. Keep an eye out for future events like these!
Deah did a wonderful job conducting and leading our Ensemble Singers through our Making Spirits Bright concerts and our special performance of The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses with The Florida Orchestra.
We are incredibly grateful for Deah's expertise, grace, and naturally gifted musicianship.