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Lauren Sklar

Founder, Conductor

Ms. Sklar has taught kindergarten through eighth grade choral and general music in both public and private school settings. She was a conductor with Anima - Glen Ellyn Children's Chorus and the Music Institute of Chicago’s Youth Choirs.  She received her Bachelor of Music degree with highest honors from the University of Michigan, where she studied voice with Professor George Shirley.  While in Ann Arbor, Ms. Sklar was the assistant conductor of the Michigan Youth Chamber Singers and the Summer Art Institute’s Middle School Chorus.  She received her Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, where she studied voice with Dr. Robert Heitzinger and was the assistant conductor of the Women’s Chorus.  Ms. Sklar has earned level two certification from Dr. Doreen Rao’s Choral Music Experience Institute.

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Talar Khosdeghian

Pianist

Talar Khosdeghian is a pianist and educator in the Chicago area. She graduated with a BM in Piano Performance and a BA in English Literature from Northwestern University in 2013. Since then, she has been active as a soloist, collaborator, and chamber musician, performing in Italy, Germany, and the New York and Chicago metropolitan areas. In addition to teaching and freelancing, she also works as an accompanist for the music department at New Trier High School and serves on the Artistic Committee of CHAI Collaborative Ensemble.