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Staff

Executive Director

Lorenzo Martinez (Email)

For close to twenty-five years, Lorenzo Martinez has overseen the development, marketing, and communications departments for a number of non-profit organizations, among them, Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD), for which he served as Vice President of External Affairs. He has represented these organizations at national and international conferences and has been a lecturer at several New York institutions such as New York University, the New School, York College of the City University of New York and the 92nd Street Y. Lorenzo Martinez holds a master’s in piano performance from Manhattan School of Music and a doctorate in music education from Teachers College, Columbia University. He has appeared as a pianist on radio and television.

Hailing from Cuba, Martinez has written a book recounting his participation in an airlift that brought more than 14,000 children to this country to escape Castro’s regime. Described as “a tour de force” and “reads like a symphony,” Cuba, Adios is a poignant story of a boy who leaves family and his musical studies behind in search of political and personal freedom.

Commenting on his new position as Executive Director of the Houston Chamber Choir, Martinez said, “I’m thrilled to have joined an organization that is synonymous with the highest standards in vocal chamber music. I can’t wait to see the Choir reach new heights and claim the successful future that is rightfully theirs.”

Manager, Marketing and Communications

Paige Myrick (Email)

Paige graduated from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Music and minor in Arts Administration. She went on to graduate from The Boston Conservatory with a Master of Music in Voice Performance and a Professional Studies Certificate. As a voice instructor she has worked at Boston Arts Academy and Richardson, Texas Independent School District. She also fulfilled a teaching assistantship in music history with The Boston Conservatory. Her background as an arts administrator includes positions with Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera, as well as internships with Fort Worth Opera and the Van Cliburn Foundation. Paige has had the opportunity to work with many esteemed Texas choral conductors including Ronald Shirey and Morris Stevens. She enjoys running, volunteering, cake decorating, and spending time with her dog named Bodie.

Office Manager

Renee Cleare ( (Email))

Renee attended Pratt Institute in New York City where she studied fine art with a focus on painting. Her experiences with Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and the University of Houston have involved arts administration, membership and development, bookkeeping and student life services. She has a strong interest in musical and dance performance, painting and writing. When not seeking out creative activities in Houston’s budding art scene, Renee enjoys kayaking, road trips and baking homemade bread from scratch.

Accompanist

Andreea Muţ

Ms. Muţ won over fifteen prizes in national and international competitions: 2nd prize at Pro Piano International Competition Bucharest, Romania (2004), 3rd prize at “Carl Filtsch” International Competition, Sibiu, Romania (2001), and 5th prize at “George Enescu” International Competition, Bucharest (1998), among others. In addition, Ms. Muţ performed in numerous solo and chamber music recitals throughout Romania, France, Colombia, Mexico and the United States. In 2007 she made her debut at Romanian Athenee in Bucharest, Romania. Between 2012 and 2014, she held the position of Head Repetiteur and Assistant Conductor at Opera in the Heights Houston. Recent engagements include performances with AURA – The Moores School of Music Contemporary Ensemble, and the Texas Two Year College All State Choir (San Antonio, 2015). Andreea is currently studying with Timothy Hester at University of Houston, working towards her doctorate in Collaborative Arts.

Contact Us

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 53388
Houston, TX 77052-3388

Office Address

1117 Texas
Houston, TX 77002 [Map]

Phone

T: 713.224.5566
F: 713.222.2412