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Meryem Rose Ahmadian returns to the Children’s Chorus of Maryland, after graduating from the choir in 2005. Meryem is currently working as the Office Administrator. Meryem graduated from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ, where she received a Bachelor of Music degree, voice primary, and an American Studies minor. Before graduating, Meryem gave a recital featuring works by Bach, Mozart, Ravel, Wolf, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. While at Westminster Choir College, Meryem actively participated in the many choirs including the Chapel Choir, Schola Cantorum, and Westminster Symphonic Choir. During her time with the Symphonic choir, Meryem had the opportunity to perform in various prestigious venues with world-renowned conductors, soloists, and orchestras. A few highlights were John Adams’ El Niño with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s conducted by the composer at Carnegie Hall, Handel’s Messiah with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Ton Koopman at Lincoln Center, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s conducted by Sir Roger Norrington at Lincoln Center. She continues to study voice with Zehava Gal. Jacqueline Betz began studying violin at the age of four and a half at the Peabody Preparatory. Since that time she has received the Dean’s Recognition Award and a Performance Award, played in the Vella Silver Honors Recital, and won the Junior Concerto Competition with the Preparatory String Ensemble at Peabody. She has also placed first, second, and third at the Maryland State Music Teachers Association String Solo Frestival for her age group. Jacqueline is now a senior at the Bryn Mawr School, where she participates in the String Ensemble and enjoys rowing Crew. Julia Bielefeld is a graduate and now faculty member of the Bryn Mawr School. She has been designing lighting and stage managing performances since her years there as a student. During her undergraduate degree at Marlboro College she worked on many shows including Much Ado about Nothing, Macbeth, and Cash. She was privileged to be able to work with Eric Bass of the Sandglass Theater in Putney, Vermont. Since returning to Bryn Mawr, Julia has designed lights for Stage Door, As You Like It, and Alice in Wonderland. She 20

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