Joseph Crnko
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Joseph Crnko

Associate Conductor for Choral Activities

Joseph Crnko joined the Seattle Symphony as the Associate Conductor for Choral Activities in September 2007. He is in his 30th year as Music Director of the Northwest Choirs, the Northwest’s premier youth choral organization, which includes both the Northwest Boychoir and Vocalpoint! Seattle. In this time, the Northwest Choirs has established itself as a prominent member of the Pacific Northwest performing arts community, sharing the stage regularly with the Seattle Symphony in addition to other area professional arts organizations.

Crnko regularly conducts orchestral and choral recording sessions for movie and video game soundtracks. Among his many projects are the films The Last Stand, Let Me In, Boondock Saints, The Celestine Prophecy, and such video games as Halo, Medal of Honor and World of Warcraft.

Crnko has served as Music Director for Civic Light Opera in Seattle and for productions with Alaska Light Opera Theatre, Evergreen Theatre Conservatory, Seattle Children’s Theatre and the Professional Actors Training Program at the University of Washington.

Crnko holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Percussion Performance from CSU Sacramento, and a Master’s Degree in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Washington, where he studied with conductor Michel Singher. Crnko lives in Seattle with his wife, Wendee, and their two children, Katharine and Nick.

Christina Siemens

Rehearsal Pianist

Chorale Members

Soprano
  • Caitlin Anderson-Patterson
  • Laura Ash
  • Lolly Brasseur
  • Ellen Cambron
  • Shannon Christensen
  • Jillian Churchill
  • Emma Crew
  • Erin M. Ellis
  • Jacquelyn Ernst
  • Kaitlyn Gervais
  • Dalia Gladstein
  • Emily Han
  • Teryl Hawk
  • Lyndsey Howell
  • Elizabeth Husmann
  • Caitlin Hutten
  • Sharon Jarnigan
  • Elizabeth Johnson
  • Julia Joo
  • Katy Kaltenbrun
  • Seung Hee Kim
  • Lori Knoebel
  • Meghan Limegrover
  • Kori Loomis
  • Megan McCormick
  • Adrienne Selvy Mildon
  • Geraldine Morris
  • Rachel Nofziger
  • Helen Odom
  • Nicolle Omiste
  • Taylor Peters
  • Sasha S. Philip
  • Kaitlin Puryear
  • Emily Reed
  • Ana Ryker
  • Emily Sana
  • Barbara Scheel*
  • Laura A. Shepherd
  • Joy Chan Tappen
  • Catherine Thornsley
  • Andrea Wells

*Principal of Section

Alto
  • Cynthia Beckett
  • Cyra Valenzuela Benedict
  • Ivy Rose Bostock
  • Monica Bowen
  • Nancy Brownstein
  • Kathryn Cannon Miller
  • Terri Chan
  • Rachel Cherem
  • Lauren Cree
  • Paula Corbett Cullinane
  • Aurora de la Cruz
  • Robin Denis
  • Cindy Funaro
  • Carla J. Gifford
  • Amy Gleixner
  • Kelly Goodin
  • Catherine Haddon
  • Shan Jiang
  • Shreya Joseph
  • Inger Kirkman
  • Sara Larson
  • Rachel Lieder Simeon
  • Cally Lindenmier
  • Audrey Morin
  • Monica Namkung
  • Angela Petrucci
  • Karis Pratt
  • Beth Puryear
  • Alexia Regner
  • Valerie Rice
  • Emily Ridgway
  • Laura Marie Rivera
  • Dale Schlotzhauer
  • Darcy Schmidt
  • Carreen A. Smith
  • Heather Allen Strbiak
  • Kathryn Tewson
  • JoAnn Wuitschick
  • Mindy Yardy*

*Principal of Section

Tenor
  • Matthew Blinstrub
  • James Clarke
  • Spencer Davis
  • Theo Floor
  • Jacob Garcia
  • Joel Gewecke
  • Zachary Herrington-Shaner
  • Eric Jeffords
  • Neil Johnson
  • Alexander Jones
  • Kevin Kralman*
  • Robert Kuchcinski
  • Patrick Le Quere
  • Ian Loney
  • James H. Lovell
  • Andrew Magee
  • Ed Morris
  • Wally Pfingsten
  • Theodore Pickard
  • Christopher Reed
  • Jonathan M. Rosoff
  • Bert Rutgers
  • Peter Schinske
  • Alan Sheaffer
  • Spencer Small
  • M. Scott Spalding
  • Brian Stajkowski
  • Jeremy Paul Swingle
  • Max Willis
  • Dane Zielinski

*Principal of Section

Bass
  • John Allwright
  • Christopher Benfield
  • Jay Bishop
  • Hal Bomgardner
  • Andrew Cross
  • Darrel Ede
  • Morgan Elliott
  • Evan Figueras
  • Curtis Fonger
  • Steven Franz
  • David Gary
  • Raphael Hadac
  • Kelvin Helmeid
  • Rob Jones
  • Ronald Knoebel
  • Tim Krivanek
  • KC Lee
  • Thomas C. Loomis
  • Bryan Lung
  • Glenn Nielsen
  • Mark Penrod
  • Ken Rice
  • Martin Rothwell*
  • Edward Sam
  • Christopher Smith
  • Garrett Smith
  • Jim Snyder
  • Michael Uyyek
  • Jared White

*Principal of Section