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UW Sings: Se Oye Mi Voz 

  • UW Choir Singers

The University Singers, Treble Choir, and UW Glee Club present an eclectic program of music from around the world, folk tunes, and arrangements of popular music standards. With guest ensemble Columbia Choirs and the Wild Embers Dancers. 

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Se Oye Mi Voz

Tyler Todd Kimmel, Marshell Lombard, Justin Birchell, Anjali Chudasama, Leah Wyman, conductors
Dominico Reyes, collaborative pianist

University Singers

Kasar Mie la Gaji: Alberto Grau (b. 1937)

Avuleki' Amasango: South African traditional  arr. Marshell Lombard

Someday: Alan Menken (b. 1947)
from The Hunchback of Notre Dame Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (b. 1948)

This is Me:  Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
from The Greatest Showman
Taylor Buehler, Zoë Cooper, Katherine Lai, Stephanie Lam, Christins Lao, Elly Lee, Stephanie Liu, Adrian Wong, Angelica Wu, soloists

UW Glee Club

Little Flower, I See You:  poetry and music by Gabrielle Rosse (b. 1982)
*world premiere

Mira a Honduras: Polache (b. 1977)

UW Treble Choir

Be Like the Bird:  Abby Betinis (b. 1980)

Wild Embers: Melissa Dunphy (b. 1980)
Poetry by Nikita Gill
Ava Cairns, Carrie Lin, Helen Li, dancers; Hadi Yusri, choreographer

Soy Mujer:* Shirley Paz
*world premiere

Columbia Choirs

Earth Song:  Frank Ticheli (b. 1958)

Combined Ensembles

Threads of Joy: Dale Trumbore (b. 1987)
Poetry by Laura Foley



Tyler Todd Kimmel is a third year doctor of musical arts student in choral conducting at the University of Washington. He was born and raised in Seattle, where he currently works as a collaborative performing artist and educator. 

Passionate about music and theater, he has sought opportunities to maintain both mediums as a director of performing arts at Seattle Christian School, where he runs the secondary choir and theater departments. He also works with local professional and youth theater companies in their production and education departments, and works as a freelance actor and musician. As a composer, he has written several chamber pieces and solo works, two musicals, three film scores, and premiered incidental music for two plays at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. He is also an avid arranger, continually re-visioning and adapting works for his secondary and church choirs, and runs a voice and piano studio in south Seattle.

Before moving back to Seattle, Tyler served on the adjunct music faculty at Pepperdine University, where he was an assistant conductor of the orchestra, conductor for musical theater, theory tutor and vocal coach. While pursuing his masters degree at Florida International University (FIU), he served as an undergraduate composition teacher, and as an assistant conductor for the FIU Symphony under international conductor, Gzregorz Nowak.

Tyler is a member of the National Association for Music Educators and the American Choral Directors Association. He is passionate about performing arts education for secondary students, and loves hiking, running, skiing, and watching hockey.

Professional Affiliations: 

Anjali is an alumna of the Masters of Music in Choral Conducting program.  Before moving to Seattle, she was an active performer and conductor in the Southern California and Chicagoland areas, particularly centered in the intersection between music education, choral music, and community music making.  

Anjali completed her Bachelor of Music Education from Wheaton College where she studied with John William Trotter and Mary Hopper.  She served as the Honors Conductor for the Concert Choir for two years as a creative and musical leader for many unorthodox projects such as: FEAST - an interactive exploration of the Shabbat dinner through the musical, theatrical, visual, and culinary arts;  Singing the Reformation - the premier of a semi-staged concert-length compilation of Michael Praetorius' poly-choral works; and, The Big Sing - a project of community building through choral music which included hundreds of "non-musician" singers and participants.  Following graduation, she was invited back to serve as a guest conductor to continue her work in choral improvisation and audience engagement with the Concert Choir through projects such as the WCC Chicago Weekend, which included multiple performances and engagements throughout Chicago from homeless shelters to churches, and to continue the Concert Choir's dedication to singing, teaching, and learning in the Sheridan Correctional Center.  

An educator by trade and by heart, Anjali has taught Choir, Music History and Appreciation, and Music from Different Cultures in classrooms with students of all ages from K-5, to middle school and high school, to a community treble choir in the Chicagoland area, striving to utilize a student-centered and equity-based pedagogical approach.  She has also performed as an active Mezzo-Soprano soloist, chamber musician, and symphonic chorister to feed her love of the vocal instrument, and teaches voice lessons to students of all ages.  Anjali is grateful for the opportunities she has had to learn from master conductors such as Jerry Blackstone, Bruce Chamberlain, Simon Carrington, Geoffrey Boers, Giselle Wyers, John William Trotter, and Mary Hopper, and to sing under and absorb knowledge from many others, notably Rodney Eichenberger and John Nelson.  She hopes to utilize the wisdom and experience learned from her students and teachers to help expand the tradition of choral music to reach populations and transform individuals beyond the scope of the concert hall. 


Alaskan Justin Birchell is a baritone, conductor, composer, and educator. He holds a BA in Music Performance (2019) and an MM in Voice Performance (2021), both from UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music. He is currently studying toward a DMA in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington. At UCLA, Birchell was a recipient of the Elaine Krown Klein Fine Arts Scholarship, The Mimi Alpert Feldman Scholarship, and two Dean’s Medals, and was a Fellow of the Gluck Fellows Music Outreach Program. Justin was a 2019-20 winner of the UCLA Philharmonia All-Stars concerto competition.

Justin is the Music Director at Wallingford United Methodist Church, and the Music and Artistic Director of Vivat Musica Polish Choir of the Seattle Polish Home. He is an Assistant Conductor of the UW Chorale, and the instructor for ENGL 197A: Writing in the Humanities (a class of the Program for Writing Across Campus, linked to MUSIC 120, Survey of Music). Justin is a former conductor of the UW Glee Club. Justin is a member of Choral Arts Northwest.

For many years, Justin was passionately active in the performing arts scene in his hometown of Anchorage, Alaska. He was the primary music director and singing teacher at TBA Theatre, Inc, an educational nonprofit, for four years. He music-directed TBA’s mainstage production of The Sound of Music and composed the live original score for TBA’s cirque nouveau spectacle Illusions: Wild Things, among many other projects there. For two years, Justin served as the choir director at Anchorage Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, where he also composed a number of original choral works. He also presented the workshop World Music as a Window on the Human Spirit to the Pacific Northwest District Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association. As an educator, Birchell has presented workshops, masterclasses, and guest lectures for the University of Alaska Anchorage, Palmer Arts Council, Anchorage School District and others. Justin was the 2018 winner of the Ted Stevens Young Alaskan Artist Award from the Anchorage Festival of Music.

Justin is also a passionate lover of wilderness, and before college, he spent over three years working in a remote wilderness lodge in the Brooks Mountain Range of Northern Alaska, about 250 miles from the nearest town (or opera house!).

As an opera performer, Justin began his career in Anchorage Opera’s chorus while still in high school and later sang the role of Sacristan in Anchorage Opera’s Tosca and Samuel in their Pirates of Penzance. Other notable opera roles include Figaro in UAA Opera’s The Marriage of Figaro, Dr. Falke and Herr Frank in Portland State University’s Die Fledermaus, Silvio in Opera Fairbanks’ I Pagliacci, along with numerous roles through Opera UCLA, including creating the roles of Manfred in Lost Childhood and Padre Antonio in Juana, both world premieres.

Birchell also remains active as a composer. His original song-cycle Three Nocturnes - Words of the Night was premiered at UCLA in June 2018 by soprano Stephanie Deprez and pianist Victoria Kirsch, and in June 2019 he sang the premiere of his own art song Aurora Aubade, on poetry from Alaskan poet Ian Colbert’s beautiful volume Midnight Elegies. Justin’s incidental music for The Death of Edgar Allan Poe traveled to Scotland in summer of 2018 for TBA Theatre’s production at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Justin's new work Why the Heck Not: Excerpts from a One-Man Music-Video Opera About the Time I Ran a Meme Page on Instagram Because it's a Pandemic and Everything is Ridiculous was included in his 2021 video recital, This is Just a Recital. His arrangement of the Grateful Dead's Attics of My Life for TTBB choir was sung by the UW Glee Club in 2022.