Nancy Grundahl
Artistic Director

Nancy Grundahl has been sole director of Angelica Encore since 2011.  She is a conductor, composer, and soloist, and holds vocal performance degrees from St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota.  She is the conductor of the Riverside Singers Women's Choir of Augsburg College and the adult choir at Mayflower U.C.C. in Minneapolis.  Over fifty of Nancy's arrangements and compositions for solo voice and choirs have been published and are sung across the country.  She is active as an adjudicator, clinician, soloist, and guest conductor.  Her work with choirs draws upon her experience as a solo singer and voice teacher.  As a soloist, Nancy has appeared in recitals and concerts throughout the area, and has taught voice at St. Olaf College.  Her exploration of vocal techniques for beautiful singing is a focus of her teaching and conducting.

Nancy transitioned to Angelica Encore after her retirement from Angelica Cantanti Youth Choir's Concert Choir, which she directed for 25 years. Both organizations are thrilled to have retained her artistic vision and many alumni find singing with Encore somewhat of a 'homecoming' choir since they sang with Nancy as children. 

 
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It’s a great joy for me to be standing in front of this unique choir for our first independent concert away from the other Angelica choirs. I would like them to raise their hands if they sang with me in Angelica when they were in middle school. Now they have returned with their spouses, cousins, co-workers, and friends. We are also joined by parents of our past and present Angelica singers and former staff members! Singing in a choir is always a great joy, and singing with old and new friends is even better!
— Nancy Grundahl at Encore's 2015 Earth Day Performance