Leadership team

  • Robert Reader

    Executive Director & Co-Founder

  • Justin Gazard

    Interim Artistic Director - 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.

Justin Gazard

Interim Artistic Director - 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

    President, Chorus Council

  • Herb Holden

    Vice President

  • John Roush

    Community Outreach Chair

  • Alex D. Bowen

    Development Chair

  • Dan Lupacchino

    Membership Services Chair

  • Steve Shura

    G-Clef Chair

  • Chris Clark

    Social Chair

  • Josh Burkhardt

    Social Media Manager

W. Scott McEver

President, Chorus Council

Herb Holden

Vice President

John Roush

Community Outreach Chair

Alex D. Bowen

Development Chair

Dan Lupacchino

Membership Services Chair

Steve Shura

G-Clef Chair

Chris Clark

Social Chair

Josh Burkhardt

Social Media Manager

Board of Directors

  • Stephanie Johnson

    President, Board of Directors

  • Kevin Laugherty

    Treasurer

  • Arthur Masi

    Secretary, Board of Directors

  • Lisa Bogush

    Member, Board of Directors

  • David Grant

    Member, Board of Directors

  • W. Scott McEver

    President, Chorus Council

Stephanie Johnson

President, Board of Directors

Kevin Laugherty

Treasurer

Arthur Masi

Secretary, Board of Directors

Lisa Bogush

Member, Board of Directors

David Grant

Member, Board of Directors

W. Scott McEver

President, Chorus Council

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