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Carol Evans, President

I joined TWC in 2019, eager for the experience of making music with others.

What I didn’t anticipate was that the artistic directors could identify themes and choose music that was so inspiring, moving, and relevant to my life.  

These things, and the deep pleasures of friendship and community, have sealed my commitment to the chorus.  I also enjoy many outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and gardening.

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Michelle Yauger

I have been a member of TWC since 2017 and joined the Board in 2021.

While growing up, I enjoyed singing in choirs at church and school (except for that disastrous solo of Elton John’s “Your Song” in 8th grade). For most of my adult life I only sang in the car and in the kitchen, where the audience was usually kind, if somewhat captive.

Since joining TWC, my confidence and vocal skills have expanded, and I have seen those changes spill over into the rest of my life. Each series I learn music from a variety of styles and cultures, all culminating in the joy of performing for an audience much larger than I could ever fit into my kitchen. 

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Barbara Rose Gaynor

I have loved to sing since longing to be one of the Lennon Sisters back in the day.  Every chance to be in a choir or chorus, repertory theater, and just singing along with recordings has brought me joy.  

Now with Tucson Women’s Chorus for 5 years I am finding the deepening of my love of vocal music through the heartfelt programs we put together. I am also a lover of nature and animals and am honored to be in my first year as a Board of Directors member.


Jodi Mallie

I was lucky enough to become a member of the Tucson Women's Chorus in 2022.  It is only in the last couple of years that I have begun to discover my voice.  TWC welcomed me with open arms. The joy I feel singing with these humble and dedicated women is immeasurable.  I am challenged by the music chosen by our Artistic Director both musically and personally.


Becoming a board member has allowed me to support this amazing group of women as we bring our collective positive energy forward into the world beyond ourselves.


Rahmana Sayre

I grew up being told I couldn't carry a tune in a bucket. As an adult, I fell in love with a spiritual practice of devotional singing in a group, and felt the support of others around me. As I deepened in that practice, I began leading, and needing to sing alone to teach others. My journey of learning to trust my voice was transformational.  Today, singing is one of the greatest joys of my life.


I joined TWC in 2023, as a way to find community after moving to Tucson.   It was a big stretch for me musically, to sing harmonies, and I found the atmosphere to be very encouraging. I appreciate all the opportunities to socialize outside of rehearsals and get to know this group of talented women.

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