Cary Burns, Director
Cary Burns has been the director of the Tempe Community Chorus since August 1998, sharing his wealth of music knowledge, enthusiasm and love of music.
Cary has been involved with music since childhood. He was an instrumentalist and singer throughout grade school, high school and college. Cary's experience includes directing and coaching jazz choirs, barbershop quartets and choruses, pop choirs, a cappella ensembles, and he gives voice lessons to all ages and abilities. He is also an accomplished music arranger.
Currently Cary is a music judge in the Barbershop Harmony Society and in Harmony, Inc., a women's barbershop organization. He judges and coaches vocal groups all over the United States and Canada. As well as the Tempe Community Chorus, Cary also directs a women's a cappella chorus named Wicked Pitch of the West.
Mary Sievert, Accompanist
Mary Sievert has been playing the piano since the age of five, sang alto in the Bach and Madrigal Singers, has directed handbell choirs, and has accompanied many musical productions, singers, and instrumentalists over the years. Mary was the pianist for Dayspring United Methodist Church for 25 years and has traveled to Europe four times, singing with their Chorale.
In addition ot her music experience, Mary has a Master's Degree in Clinical Counseling, is a licensed professional counselor, and recently retired from her position with Aetna. Mary feels very fortunate to have been involved in her two loves of life -- psychology, and music!
Board of Directors
The all-volunteer, Board of Directors of Tempe Community Chorus, is elected from chorus members and manages daily operations of the Choir.