About Us

Rebecca Morgan
Founding Member
Choir Director

Rebecca Morgan was born in Austin and raised in San Antonio. From a young age she knew that she was going to “teach people how to sing” and this has been her life’s passion and work. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ and a Master of Music Education from Texas State University. She taught in NEISD for 8 years and currently teaches at The Montessori School of San Antonio. She has presented at TMEA, TCDA, and school districts throughout Texas. She has studied at the Kodály Institute in Hungary and currently serves on the state board of the Kodály Educators of Texas. She has 20 years of experience working with The Children’s Chorus of San Antonio as the program director and associate director of different choirs ranging from 7 year-olds through high school. She has brought choral music experiences to children across San Antonio and is excited to continue her work bringing people together in song.

BriAnne Woodward
Founding Member
Assistant Director
Graphic Designer

BriAnne Woodward was born and raised in Billings, Montana. She earned memberships in the Montana All-State Choir, All-Northwest Mixed Choir, and The Oberlin Conservatory’s Vocal Academy for High School Students. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Loyola University New Orleans and a Master of Music in Voice from The Peabody Conservatory. Performances include numerous plays, musicals, operas, recitals, recordings, and concert solo performances. Since moving to San Antonio in 2005, she has taught hundreds of students as a private voice instructor, high school choir director, and middle school choir director. She serves as a clinician for local choirs preparing for local, state, and national contests. Most recently, she was honored as a nominee for the 2018-19 Trinity Prize for Excellence in Education as well as the prestigious honor of being selected as the NEISD 2020 Secondary Education Teacher of the Year. She loves sharing her passion for singing and inspiring people of all ages to discover their greatest potential through music.




Debby Heitzke
Founding Member
Accompanist
Board Secretary

Debby is originally from North Alabama, and her earliest music memories are singing and playing the piano in her church. At age 7, her parents gifted her with a piano and piano lessons, and this began her life-long love of music. A graduate of the University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, she has over 40 years of experience as a collaborative pianist for choirs and solo musicians of all ages. She is a sought-after accompanist for middle school and high school choral and band programs in the Boerne and San Antonio area, and frequently accompanies TMEA choirs. She is a past accompanist for the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio. Since 2015, Debby has been a staff accompanist at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, where she plays for the Coro Santa Maria Concert Choir, Opera Workshop, and the Woodwind Studio. Currently, Debby is the organist and pianist at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Boerne. She sings soprano in the San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers Chorus and enjoys teaching private piano lessons.

Dr. Joseph Mace
Board President

Dr. Joseph Mace enjoys a diverse career in the arts that includes non-profit consulting, performance and arts-education.

For the past 15 years, Joseph has worked with fundraising teams at nearly a dozen arts non-profits and educational institutions to raise over $100 million for capital projects and program funds. His boutique consulting firm, Total Philanthropy, currently leads fundraising efforts for the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, American Lyric Theater and New City Music Theatre.

His work on stage includes appearances with the Metropolitan, San Francisco and New Orleans operas as well as Off-Broadway and with regional theatres and symphonies around the country. As an arts educator, Joseph has served as a master teaching artist with the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and as a Curriculum Consultant for Reimagining Opera for Kids and Opera Saratoga. He has taught in classrooms and in the private studio for more than decade and has worked with students ranging in age from 7 to 70.

Joseph holds a Doctor of Music degree from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and a Master of Music Degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He attended Tulane University for undergraduate studies in Music Performance and French. He is an active member of Actors Equity Association and the American Guild of Musical Artists. In addition to serving with Omnia Youth Chorale, Joseph is the Board President of Amity Trio.

Edie Cooksey
Board Member


Edie R. Cooksey, retired music educator, graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy. In her 27 years of teaching experience, she taught all levels of Music and Choral Education, most recently in the past twenty two years at the High School level.


Edie recently retired as the Director of Choral Activities at Madison High School in San Antonio, Texas, where choirs under her direction have received numerous UIL sweepstakes awards and superior ratings in competition and various choral festivals. The Madison High School Chorale Women under the direction of Edie Cooksey were invited to perform at the Texas Music Educator's Association State Convention in 2008 as a featured honor choir. Edie was the founder and co-director of the contemporary A cappella group, Madison Avenue which was ranked 18th in the nation under her direction.


Recognized as an outstanding teacher by MENC in 2000, Edie is a member of TMEA, TMAA, TCDA, and ACDA. Edie is currently living in the Cleveland, Ohio area serving as the Communications and Logistics Coordinator for Cuyahoga County’s ERP team enjoying retired life on the trails of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.




Meredith Schilling
Board Member


Meredith Kiesgen-Schilling, D.M.A., teaches voice and Opera Workshop at St. Mary’s University and holds a Doctor of Music degree in voice and music literature from Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music. She received her Master of Music from Northern Arizona University and a Bachelor of Music from Oklahoma City University.


Whether singing in opera, musical theater or cabaret, she is at home on the stage. She has performed with IU Opera Theatre, Chamber Opera Chicago, The Pollard Theater, Theatrikos Playhouse, Arizona Light Opera Company, Grand Canyon Shakespeare Festival, Arizona Spectrum Series Productions, The Rome Festival, Bloomington Playwrights Project, Valkyrie Productions, Sony Pictures, Showtime Television and MTV.


Kiesgen-Schilling brings 20 years of experience to her teaching. She has served on the faculty of Northern Arizona University’s Preparatory School, the prestigious Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, Los Angeles City College and Indiana University’s Center for Life-Long Learning.



Matt Woodward
Interim Director
Chief Technology Officer

Matt Woodward has been teaching music since 2004, and teaching choir at MacArthur HS since 2007. He graduated from high school in 2000 from the International School of the Americas, and completed a Bachelor of Music Education degree at Loyola University New Orleans in 2004. During that time, he sang opera, barbershop, and gospel.

While at MacArthur HS, his students have earned placement in the Texas All State Choir, and numerous Superior ratings at Solo & Ensemble contest and Concert & Sightreading contest. His a cappella group, PFC, won the National Championship in 2011, and has continued to be ranked in the top 10 groups in the United States. His a cappella arrangements have been performed and recorded by high school and professional groups. In 2019, PFC produced a music video to the song High Hopes that was shared by the original artist, Panic! at the Disco. It has over 100k views on YouTube, and 125K views on Facebook.

Matt is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator, and an Apple Certified Educator. He is also a Google IT Support Professional, and IBM Red Hat Cloud Administration Certified.

Stephanie Guevara
Social Media Manager
Board Member


Stephanie was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She attended Madison High School where she was involved in the Varsity Choir, their acapella group, Madison Avenue, and participated in numerous musicals. She wanted to further her education in music by attending Loyola University New Orleans in pursuit of a Music Education degree.

While attending Loyola University New Orleans she was part of University Chorale, Women's Chorale, and served as President of the National Association of Music Education Chapter. She studied voice under Mrs. Claire Shackleton, and has studied piano under Dr. Brian Hsu.

Stephanie served as a piano teacher for the PREP program at Loyola University, where she created an engaging annual lesson plan for 5th and 6th grade piano students. In addition, she was a preschool music teacher, voice and piano instructor at School of Rock- Metairie and San Antonio locations.

She cantors at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, her home parish in San Antonio. In her early years of learning music, Miss G was studying piano under Kazumi Yoshizawa at the Musical Arts Center of San Antonio.

In May 2021, Stephanie graduated with a Bachelors of Music in Music Education from Loyola University New Orleans. She is now teaching music at Castle Hills Elementary, in the district she grew up in. She hopes to build a music program that inspires students to continue to pursue music in their lives.


Katy Zuniga
Board Treasurer

Katy Zuniga is a native of San Antonio and graduated from Karen Wagner High School. She is a self proclaimed “choir kid” who never stopped doing what she loves. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Trinity University. Katy started teaching choir in 2015. While working at Spring Branch Middle School in Comal ISD, Katy earned a Master of Education in Leadership and Policy Studies from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2018. After teaching at Highlands High School in San Antonio ISD, Katy moved to Schertz Cibolo Universal City ISD in 2019 where she currently teaches choir at Wilder Intermediate School. In her free time, she works as a bookkeeper for Zuniga Tax & Accounting. She is a certified Microsoft Office Specialist and excels in formatting and organizing data.

Michael Zuniga
Board Member

Michael Zuniga, baritone, originates from San Antonio, TX. After receiving his education from both Texas Tech University and the University of Texas at San Antonio, he began teaching in the classroom - working with schools in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. As a solo performer, he has sung with the San Antonio Chamber Choir, IlluMen, Texas Bach Choir, San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers, and Texas Mid-Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with local San Antonio opera companies - the San Antonio Opera and the Alamo City Opera, as well as with Baroque festivals - the Alamo City Baroque Festival, the Austin Bach Festival, and Victoria Bach Festival.

Presently, Michael serves as a Bass Staff Singer/Soloist at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in San Antonio, TX and maintains a music studio that he founded in 2005 called the Sinfonia |Voice Piano| Studio. He is also active as a Certified Notary Signing Agent. When not working or performing, he enjoys spending time with his family - consisting of his beautiful wife, Katy, and their pets - Sir Lancelot, Queen Guinevere, Laverne, and Lucy. @MichaelGZuniga

Steve Ramirez
Board Member

Steve Ramirez is a Registered Financial Services Professional with Capital Strategies, A Mass Mutual Firm. He has earned the MetLife Super starter award in 2008, MetLife Platinum Sales achievement award in January 2009, May 2009, and October 2009, and LUTCF Designation in 2011. He attended the MetLife Leaders Conference in 2015 and 2016, and the MassMutual Leaders Conference in 2019. Steve has been married since 2011 to his wonderful wife Dulce. He has 2 beautiful girls, ages six and four, who are his absolute world. He loves going to the park with his girls, doing arts and crafts with them, playing dress up and spending as much time with them as possible. When not spending time with the family, he enjoys camping, golfing, fishing and traveling. He is a member of St Helena’s Catholic Church, San Antonio A&M Club, and the Roan Forest PTA.