The perfect team. We have tremendous talent on the Oregon Coast
Mary Lee Scoville DMA, Director
A native Oregonian, Mary Lee Scoville received her Bachelors degree from Oregon State University. After teaching public school mathematics and private piano and guitar for several years, she resumed her music studies at the University of Oregon where she was a Ruth Lorraine-Close Scholarship recipient for three years while earning Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Music Theory and Composition. She taught music at the University of the Pacific and Stanislaus State in California and was also the Director of Music at the Cathedral of the Annunciation and Diocesan Director of Music Ministries for the Stockton Diocese. After moving to the Oregon Coast, she became active in the local OMTA chapter, primarily teaching studio music lessons in piano and classical guitar. She is the director and founder of the Central Coast Chorale, helped establish the current music curriculum at the Oregon Coast Community College and is an on-site Music Instructor at the South Beach campus. She plays organ at St, Luke's and St. Stephen's Episcopal churches, co-directs the choirs at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newport, performs regularly with the OMTA Spotlight Concerts, and has worked with the Porthole Players on several local productions.
Milo Graamans, Accompanist
Milo Graamans is a pianist and composer based in Yachats, Oregon. In addition to accompanying the chorale he's very involved with local community theater and is the Music Director at the Yachats Community Presbyterian Church where he plays the organ and conducts both the vocal and bell choirs. He recently completed and produced an original musical titled "She Loves Me Not" which has now successfully played four venues along the central Oregon Coast.
Jim Friesen, Assistant Director
Chorale Bass, Jim Friesen, has graciously stepped up to be our Assistant Director, assisting with warm ups and filling in when the director cannot be present. Jim is also the director of his own choir at the Congregational Church of Lincoln City.