Peter A. Madpak is only the third artistic director to lead the Venice Chorale. Like his predecessors, he plans to set a high standard of vocal performance drawn from the finest of the vocal literature.
Mr. Madpak is extensively educated in musicianship, with a bachelor’s from Rowan University in New Jersey and a master’s in sacred music from Drew Theological Seminary. He is currently the organist and choirmaster at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Venice, as well as directing musical shows at Venice Theater. He describes himself as a recitalist on the organ, as well as an accompanist, conductor, and teacher.
Mr. Madpak oversees the activities of the entire Venice Chorale program — the Concert Choir, Chamber Chorus, Youth Chorus, and Youth String Ensemble.
Youth Chorus Director
Alyssa Adamson joined The Venice Chorale in 2023 as its new Youth Chorus Director. Alyssa is currently an elementary music teacher at Pine View School for the Gifted. She has served as a music teacher for other local schools over the past eight years and is an experienced leader of Musicals, Modern Band and Social Emotional Learning. She has a Master’s in Music Therapy from Florida State University and Bachelor’s in Music-Voice Performance from Florida Southern College.
Mary Jeanne Moorman
Mary Jeanne studied piano with her mother, Mary Frank Fancher. She has performed at receptions for Phyllis Diller and Senator John Tower.
An accomplished soloist, she has performed for the Oklahoma City Symphony and the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Ballet. Her numerous accompanist positions include Oklahoma City University, the University of North Texas, and Texas Women’s University.
Mary Jeanne is the Chancel Choir Accompanist at Grace United Methodist Church, Venice, where she is member. She is also a teacher and accompanist of many years’ standing in the Venice area, and has accompanied the Venice Chorale for the past ten seasons.