Chorus master Arianne Abela serves on the conducting faculty at Wayne State University where she teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting and directs the Women’s Chorale and Choral Union. She is founder and artistic director of the Detroit Women’s Chorus, a new social-justice oriented ensemble based in midtown Detroit, and interim director of Fort Street Chorale. She is also the founder and conductor of 3 Penny Chorus and Orchestra. The ensemble was featured on NBC’s The Today Show, the quarter finals of America’s Got Talent (Season 8) at Radio City Music Hall, and the soundtrack of the Hollywood film Walk of Shame. Ms. Abela is music director of Canadian opera company Re:Naissance Opera, served as assistant conductor for the UMS Choral Union, and has conducted choirs at Yale University, University of Michigan, and Wesleyan University. As a professional singer, she has appeared with Yale Choral Artists, Arkora, sounding light, Yale Schola Cantorum, and Detroit-based Audivi. She holds a doctorate from the University of Michigan and master’s from the Yale School of Music. Originally from San Francisco, she resides in Detroit with her husband, Noah Horn, and daughter, Hazel.