EXECUTIVE BOARD & COMMITTEE LEADERS

Kyrian Corona

  • President

  • Development Director

  • 100th Anniversary Committee Leader

Kyrian Corona joined the Burbank Chorale in 2005 and has served as its president and development director since 2006. She majored in piano performance at Cal State Long Beach, studied film scoring at UCLA Extension, and composition at Pierce College. She has also worked privately with some of LA’s top voice and piano teachers. Kyrian sings with Independent Opera Company and Wagner Ensemble, and serves on their executive boards. Kyrian is a communications specialist, with an expertise in public relations, social media, and content creation.

Lisa Vig

  • Vice President

  • Newsletter Editor

  • Webmaster

Lisa has been with the chorale since 2013. Music has always been an important part of her life. She began singing professionally at the age of 14 as a backup singer for a local country band and has continued to sing throughout her life. Adept at many musical styles, she currently performs with several bands, singing Rock and Pop ~ Blues, Jazz, Soul and Standards, and an all original group featuring multi-harmonied Folk, Bluegrass, and Ballads. Lisa joined the board in 2015 and comes to us with a background of business administration, management, and graphic design.

Gina Leslie

  • Publications Director

  • ​100th Anniversary Committee Leader

Gina has been with the Burbank Chorale since 2010. She started singing in elementary school and church choirs at a young age and continued with music and drama throughout her school years.  She joined the Chorale’s Board of Directors in 2012 and has been designing all of the concert artwork since then in addition to helping plan the concerts, yard sales and community outreach efforts. A whiz at multi-tasking, in addition to working with the Burbank Chorale she also runs her own personal brand photography and graphic design business, The Well of Images.

Thomas Safer

  • Membership Director

Thomas Safer joined the Chorale in October of 2004. After his first semester with the chorale he became the Tenor and Bass Section leader in January of 2005. He took on the position of Membership Director in September of 2009. Tom has a long musical background, singing for 3 years with the Beverly Hills High School Concert Choir, Minnesingers, and Madrigals under the direction of the late Joel Pressman, 4 years with the Northridge Masterworks Chorale under the direction of John Alexander, and 25 years of Vocal Training with Misty Johnstone. He describes his years with Misty as "Time that has changed my whole outlook towards music". Tom also spent 7 years with the Angeles Chorale, under the direction of Donald Nuen, and presently sings with two other choirs: The St. Francis de Sales Paris Choir and the Wagner Ensemble, both under the direction Jeannine Wagner-Gallardo. Tom is a valued member of our team taking on various tasks as needed and supporting his fellow singers.

Hasmik Badalian Collins

  • Publicity / Social Media Director

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Luba ​Kvitchko

  • Treasurer

Luba joined us a Treasurer in 2016.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the California Society of Certified Public Accountants.  Her areas of expertise are internal audit consulting, external, audits and taxes, serving financial institutions, and not-for-profit organizations.

Nathalie Nourian

  • Recording Secretary

Nathalie has been a member of the Burbank Chorale for a decade, serving on the board since 2015. A lifelong enthusiast of chorale singing, Nathalie sang in choirs beginning in grade school and through university prior to joining the Burbank Chorale. From video games to cryptocurrency, Nathalie’s career as a tech publicist has run the gamut, reinforcing the power of alliteration and a well-played pun

Dennis Brown

  • Database Manager

Dennis has been providing music for television since 1987, when he scored his first hit series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. After a long string of animated shows, he began scoring for sitcoms, having successful runs with Grace Under Fire, Dharma and Greg, Two and a Half Men, and Mike & Molly. Dennis began his affiliation with the Burbank Chorale almost twenty years ago, singing tenor, conducting tenor rehearsals, creating an occasional choral arrangement, and managing the database. On one delightful occasion, he even called in his band to accompany the chorale on an arrangement of “Bohemian Rhapsody” he had created especially for the Burbank Chorale.

Aaron Eberhardt

  • Social Director

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Brandy Grote

  • Librarian

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Warren Grimes

  • Advisor

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Grace Grimes

  • Board Member at Large

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Melanie Rockwell

  • Tickets & Box Office Committee Leader

Melanie joined the Chorale in 2007 and began supporting the Ticket Committee in 2010 by creating events on EventBrite and BrownPaper Tickets, facilitating the Box Office Will Call list, and managing/documenting the collection of ticket sales from the Chorale members. Melanie began singing with her church choir in middle school, continued through high school and collegiate choral/musical theatre performances, and received a BFA in Acting from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.  She pursued an acting career in both NY and Los Angeles for many years and now holds a position as a Lead Business Analyst for a Fortune 100 financial company.  Melanie continues to act on the stage occasionally and was last seen as Lady Capulet in Romeo and Juliet.

Burbank Chorale ~ P.O. Box 501, Burbank, CA 91503 ~ 818-759-9177

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