TEAM MEMBERS

 

 

Dawn Jantsch
Executive Director

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).

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, Faure’s Requiem, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, Mendelssohn's Elijah, and most recently, Orff's Carmina Burana. And, she has been singing Choristers Guild music since she was in her church choir 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.

 


Pam Harris
Director of Marketing

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.

 


Sawyer Lowe
Director of Operations/Resident Choir Director

Sawyer Lowe
Sawyer is a life long Texan, growing up in Fort Worth for most of his life.  He holds a Bachelors in Music Education from Texas Christian University and has taught at both the high school and middle school levels.  Beyond education, Sawyer has also served as a staff singer at various chrches in the DFW area and Houston area.  Currently, Sawyer serves as Choir Director at United Disciples Christian Church and plays bass guitar in their praise band.

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 Ball
Supply Chain Associate


Trevor Ball is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (class of 2014) and current graduate student at the University of Texas at Dallas in dual degree MBA/MS in the Supply Chain Management program. Trevor served as deck officer on a seismic survey vessel, and most recently sailed as a 2nd Mate on a crude oil tanker.

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 Farnell
Editor of The Chorister and Permissions Associate

Amy Farnell
Amy joined Choristers Guild as an intern in 2017, and stayed on the team in various roles before becoming Editor fo The Chorister and a Permissions Associate in 2021.

She grew up in choirs, was drum major of her high school's marching band, and now sings regularly in ensembles across America and Europe, including the Zurich Chamber Singers, La Cetra Vokalensemble, Ensemble La Fiamma, and Quod Balensi. In June 2022 she recieved a Masters in Renaissance Ensemble Performance from Schola Cantorum Basilisnsis in Switzerland, and will continue at the conservatory in the fall working on an artist diploma. She also has degrees from Baylor University in Church Music, and the University of Birmingham, England in Early Music.

In her free time she enjoys knitting, yoga, and traveling.