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Christy Elsner

Founder and Executive Director

“Do something everyday that frightens you”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

What To Expect

Christy lives, breathes, and sweats Allegro. She laughs loudly and often, and is known to experiment with all sorts of crazy and unique teaching methods. Christy truly believes the bar of excellence can always be raised and expects the Allegro singers to pursue greatness in all facets of their lives, not just in music! Christy is engaging and demanding but wraps her unwavering pursuit of excellence in humor and inspiring messages. Her speedy rehearsal pace will leave the singers mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted yet internally motivated.

Career Highlights

  • BME Degree from University of Kansas

  • Awarded KU’s Marcus E Hahn Award

  • Awarded the KCDA Outstanding Young Conductor

  • Published in 2013, “Great Gadgets for Singing.”

  • 2010 Recipient of the Kindest-Kansas Citian

  • 2016 SWACDA performance

  • 2019 National ACDA Opening Concert

Christy’s career highlights include Brio’s SWACDA performances in Dallas and St. Louis, the 2012 Brio White House performance and private performance for President and Mrs. Barack Obama, prepping and watching the yearly performances at the Kauffman Center with the KC Symphony. As an active clinician for children’s, youth, and treble choirs, she enjoys giving workshops on innovative rehearsing and is honored to conduct many state, regional, and national honor choirs.


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