Board of Directors
Suzanne Snijder, President
Marilyn Jean White, Vice President
Heidi Wenrick, Treasurer
Bonnie Yelverton, Assistant Treasurer
Karen Dalton, Secretary
Alan Wellman joined the Claremont Chorale as Artistic Director in 2018. Wellman previously served as Artistic Director of the Northwest Choral Society from 2010 to 2017, has directed choirs at several churches in Chicago, and currently is part of the music ministry team at the First United Methodist Church of Pasadena, CA. He joined the performing arts faculty at Polytechnic School in Pasadena, CA in the fall of 2017.
Dr. Wellman's degrees include a Doctorate of Sacred Music from the Graduate Theological Foundation (Mishawaka, IN), a Master in Music in choral conducting from California State L.A., and a Bachelor of Music—vocal/choral emphasis from Roosevelt University.
Adan Fernandez, a doctoral candidate in the USC Thornton Choral & Sacred Music program, joined the Claremont Chorale as Assistant Conductor/ Accompanist in 2018.
Fernandez currently serves as director of music and organist at Holy Family Catholic Church, as well as harpsichordist for the early music ensemble Concerto NoHo. He is a Kodály instructor for the National Children’s Choir and serves on the boards of the Kodaly Association of SoCal and the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists.