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Artistic Director

We will be conducting a search for an Artistic Director for our 2025-2026 Season. Stay tuned to find out our plans for the 2024-2025 Season!

Jody McKay, Managing Director

Jody McKay is in her fifth year working behind the scenes for Master Chorale of Flagstaff. Her background includes a Bachelors and Masters in music education from Montclair State University in New Jersey. Jody is the director of Little Music Makers of Flagstaff after previously teaching middle school band and then elementary vocal/general music in public schools for 10 years. Jody is passionate about advocating for music education and bringing community together through music in ways that allow for life-long musicianship. She also maintains a private piano studio, works with Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra's Lullaby Project, and enjoys playing French horn and piano. 


Eric Betz, Assistant Director  


Eric is from the Pacific Northwest. His love for choral singing began in the Northwest Boychoir, which afforded him opportunities to perform with the Seattle Symphony Chorale at a young age. He attended Whitworth University for an undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance and is pursuing a Masters in Choral Conducting at Northern Arizona University. Eric has been working in Spokane, Washington as the choir director at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute since the end of 2018. Mukogawa is a program for Japanese women to study abroad and improve their English skills. He has also been the bell choir director at St. John's Cathedral in Spokane since 2021. In addition to directing Eric has performed in many ensembles as a Tenor soloist, specializing in Baroque oratorio repertoire. When not singing or conducting, Eric can be found cooking delicious food or trail running.

Dr. Aimee Fincher serves as Assistant Professor of Practice in collaborative piano at Northern Arizona University (NAU), where she performs with students and faculty, facilitates collaborative piano assignments, coaches chamber music, and co-teaches piano ensemble. An experienced chamber musician, collaborator, and large ensemble pianist, she is comfortable performing wide-ranging styles and genres. Recent orchestral performances include premieres by William Price and Amir Zaheri, Credo in US by John Cage, and the Alabama premiere of Absolute Jest by John Adams. Prior to her work at NAU, Aimee worked at Oakwood University and the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Together with her duo partner, violinist Hannah Leland, Dr. Fincher released Duo Odéon’s debut album, Specter, in 2018 on the Sono Luminus label. The album features premiere recordings of unpublished manuscripts by the composer George Antheil and the violinist Werner Gebauer. She can also be heard on Summit records’ album, Table for Three at Chez Janou, in collaboration with Arizona State University brass professor John Ericson and professor emeritus Douglas Yeo. Dr. Fincher earned her doctorate in collaborative piano at Arizona State University, and performance and pedagogy degrees from the University of Alabama and the University of South Carolina, where her professors included Andrew Campbell, Russell Ryan, and Scott Price.

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Aimee Fincher, Accompanist   

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