Leadership team

  • Robert Reader

    Executive Director & Co-Founder

  • Christopher Clark

    Christopher Clark

    Interim Artistic Director

  • Justin Gazard

    Assistant Artistic Director & On That Note Ensemble Director

Robert Reader

Executive Director & Co-Founder

Robert is currently the Education Programs Manager at Hartford Stage and holds a BA in Drama from Ithaca College. He has had extensive teaching experience in New York and Massachusetts. Before joining the Hartford Stage Education Department, Robert was a Teacher Assistant in Special Education program at Geneva Middle School in New York State. For over 25 years, he has served in the capacity of instructor and choreographer for numerous award-winning high school marching bands and color guard programs. Robert has been a national adjudicator representing Winter Guard International for a variety of programs that incorporate creativity, instruction and educational values. He served on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Dance Alliance from 2008-2015. He is the recipient of the 2012 Barry Award for outstanding service and dedication to Hartford Stage.

Christopher Clark

Christopher Clark

Interim Artistic Director

Christopher Clark has been a proud member of the Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus and is very excited for the opportunity to serve as its Interim Artistic Director.  Mr. Clark has been teaching choral music and theatre for the past thirty years.  Currently, he is the choral director at Newington High School in his 18th year.  In 2007, he was selected as Newington’s Teacher of the Year.  Mr. Clark received his MFA IN Opera from State University of New York, Purchase, New York, and his BA in Music Education from Westfield State, Westfield, Massachusetts. As a performer, he has enjoyed singing with CONCORA, CT Opera, The Producing Guild, South Church Chancel Choir, and in many professional and community musical theatre productions throughout the Northeast.  He lives with his husband of 31 years and their son.

Justin Gazard

Assistant Artistic Director & On That Note Ensemble Director

Justin Gazard has almost 20 years of choral singing and theatre experience from various ensembles and community theaters in Southeastern Connecticut. He has starred in productions at the former Spirit of Broadway Theater in Norwich as well as with Groton Regional Theatre. He has sung with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Chorus, OBesa Cantavit and served as Tenor Section Leader with Calvary Church in Stonington, CT. Justin has studied voice and choral direction under Dr. Dara Blackstone of Stonington. Justin is a founding member of the Hartford Gay Men’s Chorus and strongly believes in its mission and ability to effect positive change through music in the Hartford community and beyond. Outside of chorus, Justin is a Director of Biology IT Solutions with Pfizer Inc. and lives in New London with his husband and fellow chorus member, Charlie.

Chorus council

  • W. Scott McEver

    Secretary, Board of Directors; President, Chorus Council

  • Michael Stenko

    Vice President

  • John Roush

    Community Outreach Chair

  • Alex D. Bowen

    Development Chair

  • Dan Lupacchino

    Membership Services Chair

  • Steve Shura

    G-Clef Chair

  • David Devost

    Social Chair

  • Josh Burkhardt

    Social Media Manager

W. Scott McEver

Secretary, Board of Directors; President, Chorus Council

Michael Stenko

Vice President

John Roush

Community Outreach Chair

Alex D. Bowen

Development Chair

Dan Lupacchino

Membership Services Chair

Steve Shura

G-Clef Chair

David Devost

Social Chair

Josh Burkhardt

Social Media Manager

Board of Directors

  • David Grant

    President, Board of Directors

  • Arthur Masi

    Treasurer, Board of Directors

  • W. Scott McEver

    Secretary, Board of Directors; President, Chorus Council

  • Allie Kazlauskas

    Board Member

  • Norman Lebron

    Board Member

David Grant

President, Board of Directors

Arthur Masi

Treasurer, Board of Directors

W. Scott McEver

Secretary, Board of Directors; President, Chorus Council

Allie Kazlauskas

Board Member

Norman Lebron

Board Member

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