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Staff and Board of Directors


Executive Director, Kenny Miller

Kenny Miller is a founding member of HELIOS and Executive Director. He is an oratorio soloist, as well as recitalist specializing in British and American art song.  He also is the co-founder of ArtSong Rising, whose mission is to promote art song throughout the Southwest. He is a former singer and an assistant conductor of the Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale. Additionally, he is the co-founder of ArtSong Rising, which aims to continue the tradition of art song throughout the west coast region of the US. In 2019, Kenny was featured as a singer and arranger on internationally acclaimed guitarist Nils Lofgren’s recording Blue with Lou and has since arranged and recorded two more albums with him featuring the singers of Helios. He holds a Master of Music Performance/Pedagogy and a Doctor of Musical Arts from ASU. Kenny is also the Director of Vocal Activities, and Coordinator of Voice studies at Phoenix College as well as the Director of the Honors Program there.

Board of Directors

  • Tanya Simpson, President

  • Carol Young, Vice President

  • Justin Hockemeyer, Treasurer

  • Mary Blackwell, Secretary

  • Dr. Kenny Miller, Executive Director

  • Stephanie Stickford, Singer

  • Danya Tiller, Singer

  • Angela Gonzales

  • Vanessa Kisicki

  • Peter Mahigian

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