Aaron Howe has been making music with people in New Mexico for the last 20 years. He received his Bachelor of Music Education from Eastern New Mexico University and his Master of Music from the University of New Mexico. He has served as Music Director for Heights First Church of The Nazarene, Community of Joy Lutheran Church, and the Metropolitan Community Church in Albuquerque. He also directed the choral program at St. Pius X High School, and has worked as music director for many community theaters in Albuquerque, including Musical Theater Southwest, Albuquerque Little Theater, and Play Conservatory. Since 2010, Aaron has served as the Artistic Director of The New Mexico Gay Men’s Chorus, programming and conducting their concert season, along with many additional community performances. In 2013, Aaron co-founded The Rio Rancho Youth Chorus and has served as its Artistic Director since that time. In 2016 Aaron became the Artistic Director of the Zia Singers, an all-female community chorus that has been singing in Santa Fe for over 20 years. He is proud and honored to be an active participant in the wonderful arts community here in New Mexico.
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Colin Burdge, an Albuquerque native, has been an avid musician his entire life. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Music Performance from Gonzaga University. He has performed as a featured soloist with the New Mexico Symphonic Chorus and the New Mexico Philharmonic. Colin is very involved in Albuquerque community theatre, appearing in lead and principle roles at the Albuquerque Little Theatre, Landmark Musicals and Musical Theatre Southwest. Colin made his debut as a music director on MTS’ recent production of Nine. He is incredibly honored to serve as Assistant Music Director of the NM Gay Men’s Chorus and Director of the NM QTones. Thanks to the NMGMC Board of Directors and Chorus Leadership for trusting him with this position, and eternal thanks to Aaron Howe for his direction, his patience and his guidance.