Artistic director Joel M. Rinsema joined Kantorei in 2014 from the Phoenix Chorale. Throughout his 23-year tenure with the Phoenix Chorale, he served in nearly every capacity with the organization. As assistant conductor, Rinsema contributed to all aspects of artistic planning and leadership. Phoenix Chorale recordings have earned a total of eight GRAMMY® nominations and two awards. Rinsema appears on all of the Phoenix Chorale recordings and was a soloist on the GRAMMY® Award-winning Spotless Rose: Hymn to the Virgin Mary. He is a passionate advocate for the professional choral art form, and he frequently consults with other choral arts organisations locally and around the US. For his leadership in his field, he received the Louis Botto Award for ‘Innovative Action and Entrepreneurial Zeal’ from Chorus America, the industry’s advocacy, research, and leadership development organisation for choruses, choral leaders, and singers. He also serves as the North American choral promotion manager for Oxford University Press.
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