excecutive director, Liz Jackson
I attended the College of Idaho in a small town outside of Boise, where I did my best to meld vocal jazz, opera, voice pedagogy, music cognition, and audio engineering into one liberal arts degree, while also beginning my career as a voice teacher. During my time in college I co-founded the campus LGBT alliance club and began to build bridges and make connections within and in support of the campus queer communities. After college, and short-lived small business startup, I moved to Phoenix to study at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences, which then brought me to Chicago in 2008 as an intern at a local theater. I continued to build my career as a voice teacher as well, and went to graduate school at North Park University to obtain my Masters of Music in Vocal Performance in 2014. I also attended the Summer Vocology Institute at the University of Utah in 2013.
Not long after finishing my master's program I opened The Voice Lab (fka Jackson Voice Lab) and recharged my journey as an entrepreneur. The same year, I also started working with the trans communities as a voice care professional. My background as a voice teacher, voice scientist, and passionate educator drive me to help the folks who need it most, and the trans communities have a unique and under-served need for voice care and education.
For more about Liz and the Voice Lab, click here.
artistic director, Luna Siler
I have been conducting since living in upstate Michigan where I grew-up. In 2008 I moved to Cleveland and studied at Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music. My work in Cleveland included serving as director of music at many churches as well as conducting other choral groups. Since moving to Chicago, I have worked with homeless communities at Su Casa Catholic Worker and directed music programs at various churches. My work outside ResonaTe is in Horticulture and am presently attending a Sustainable Agriculture Technology program.
collaborative pianist, Phillip Kloeckner
An adjudicator in organ competitions and a sought-after leader of workshops and retreats on subjects ranging from organs, organ playing, and organ literature to a wide variety of topics in church music and liturgies, Dr. Kloeckner served for almost twenty years on the Music Commission of the Diocese of Texas. For twenty-six years, he served with distinction as organist/choirmaster of Episcopal congregations in Pearland, Lake Jackson, and Houston, Texas.
PHILLIP KLOECKNER'S musical soul has found deep resonance in a wide variety of contexts in many places around the globe. His mission is to bring positive, transformative, and inspiring energy to his audiences through the beauty and thoughtfulness of his interpretations of both standard and less-recognized literature, and through instinctive and intuitive improvisations. His most gratifying musical experiences continue to result from being part of uniting people through experiencing and sharing music.
Board of Directors
Liz Jackson (ex officio)
Luna Siler (ex officio)