Lucas has a rich history of music making both on stage and at the podium. He has conducted operas, musicals, and many choruses in varying degrees of skill. In addition to being the Artistic Director, he also maintains a private voice studio and is the music director for Dance It Off Musical Theatre Troupe.
Before moving to Atlanta 3 years ago, he resided in Oklahoma City where he attended the prestigious Oklahoma City University. At OCU, Lucas received his BM in Vocal Performance and Music Education and remained at OCU for his MM in Choral Conducting. He served as an adjunct music faculty member and conducted two university choirs. Although he loves choral music as a whole, his passion and and specialty is Russian Choral Music from the late 19th and early 20th century.
"One of the things I hear most is when I tell people that I am a chorus director, they respond with 'I LOVED chorus when I was in school.' That is very special to me. I got the idea for North Atlanta Voices because of these frequent exchanges. Everyone deserves a chance to relive and grow that passion for music."
Cheryl, a native of Sandy Springs, attended Roanoke College in Virginia where she received a B.A. in Sociology. She lived in Vermont and North Carolina where she co-owned 2 businesses. Her role within those companies was logistics and ensuring the operation ran smoothly. She also spent over 2 decades working in veterinary hospitals where her main duties were nursing and practice management.
Cheryl started piano and voice lessons in July of 2017, something she had longed to do for quite some time. Music has brought much joy to her life and she now wonders what took her so long in her pursuit! Cheryl is excited to be a part of North Atlanta Voices where she can combine her love of music and utilize her organizational skills.
She shares her home with her 2 dogs, 3 cats and her beloved mother and is happy to once again be back in her native Sandy Springs!
Alex is an accomplished musician who began playing at age four. With a 30+ year career spanning from Colorado to Florida, he has served as a music director and accompanist at various churches and schools as well as professional theater. Currently, Alex is the music director of UUMAN in Roswell, Ga. He is a guest clinician and accompanist for McCleskey Middle School and the accompanist for several groups including the Northside Festival Singers, Cobb County LGPE, Satin Alley Jazz and the Atlanta Feminist Chorus.
Alex received his formal education from Millersburg University in Pennsylvania. While there he was the recipient of the Lucretia Boyd Hartzell Piano Performance Award as well as the Leo Ascher Composition Award.
Alex resides in Marietta with Karen, his loving and supportive life partner. They share their home with their standard poodle, Maya Grace. In their spare time, they enjoy kayaking, camping and traveling.