Dawn Jantsch has been Executive Director of Choristers Guild since 2017. She specializes in organizational management, focusing on strategic planning, financials, and governance, with specialties in the entrepreneurial field. She has 31 years of experience serving as chief executive of trade and professional associations, as well as charitable and educational foundations. Dawn is a Certified Association Executive (CAE), and Accredited in Public Relations (APR). She serves on the executive committee of The Church Music Publishers Association, and on the Church Music Publishers Association Action Fund, and served as a nonvoting member on the Dallas Chapter of Choristers Guild for four years.
An active public speaker, media contact, and business advocate, Jantsch represented businesses and causes at city, county, state, and international levels. She was also appointed to a number of civic and government committees by elected officials from both parties in several cities and counties. A long-time chorister in four different cities, Dawn has sung Rutter's Gloria, The Gift of Life and Visions, Faure’s Requiem, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Mendelssohn's Elijah, and Orff's Carmina Burana. Dawn is a true Chorister, having been taught to sing by member Gordon Palmer at First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights, IL, in high school.
She currently volunteers at AARP as an advocate. She lives in the Dallas area with her husband Ted, a poodle, and a Maltese, two of 39 dogs she has fostered.
Director of Marketing since 2018, Pam Harris has taken the helm for everything that falls under the marketing umbrella. From making sure the bi-monthly magazine The Chorister is out the door on time to keeping the website up to date, Pam has probably played a hand in making it happen.
Pam graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She has served as an editor in one capacity or another for many North Texas publications including the Dallas Morning News, Dallas Business Journal, and WFAA-TV.
She made her jump from media to Marketing and Communications when she was named Communications Coordinator at Spring Valley UMC where she stayed for almost five years before joining the team at Choristers Guild.
When she’s not working, Pam and her husband enjoy exploring the greater DFW area and beyond with their two teenage girls.
At Choristers Guild, Sawyer handles all the day to day operations. From answering the phone to sending out contracts, to all the behind the scene work of a music publisher, Sawyer has a hand in it all.
When not working, Sawyer enjoys walking his dog, Mollie.
Trevor is a musician, and plays piano, trombone, ukulele, and has dabbled in other brass instruments. He also plays handbells and chimes, and has a beautiful singing voice.
Trevor loves classical and jazz music, and has been a part of various music ensembles throughout his life. He joined Choristers Guild in February 2022 as supply chain associate.
Amy grew up playing instruments, singing in choirs, and was drum major of her high school's marching band – now a professional singer, she performs regularly in ensembles across America and Europe, including the Zurich Chamber Singers, La Cetra Vokalensemble, Junger Kammerchor Basel, Verba vocalis, La Fiamma, Contre le Temps, and Quod Balensi. In June 2022 she recieved a Masters in Renaissance Ensemble Performance from Schola Cantorum Basilisnsis in Switzerland, and she is continuing at the conservatory working on an artist diploma. She also holds degrees from Baylor University in Church Music (2015), and the University of Birmingham, England in Early Music (2017).
In her free time Amy enjoys knitting, yoga, playing with cats, thrifting, exploring, and working for Choristers Guild!
Julie Rocha is operations assistant for Choristers Guild. A tech savvy project manager, Julie manages our music distribution and works with our accounts receivable. She came to us from Murray Hill National. Julie is a graduate of J.J. Pearce, and is bilingual.