Looking forward to season 15!

Dear GCSF Families & Community:

In a continued effort to elevate and implement the Girl Choir’s mission of “transforming girls’ lives through musical excellence,” the Board of Trustees has been examining the organizations’s resources and the needs of the girls and families that we serve, and has decided to adjust the ensemble offerings as well as the artistic and administrative staffing. With your support, we are confident that these changes will serve to propel our organization into a phase of revitalization!

Inevitably, staffing changes follow structural changes. Ms. Lindsey Novitske, Mr. Brad Tucker, and Ms. Cathy Bean will be not be joining us on staff next fall. We are truly grateful for all they have done for Girl Choir and wish them well in all their future endeavors! 

Ms. Sylvia Aycock will be the new full-time Artistic Director for the 2019-2020 season. This new role includes both artistic and administrative responsibilities, as Ms. Aycock will also be fulfilling the administrative role of Choir Manager. She will be at the building five days a week, giving us a presence and availability our organization has never had in the past. 

As part of Ms. Aycock’s artistic role, she will be directing Chamber Singers and Concert Choir. Directing Mezzo Choir for Season 15 will be Mr. Jorge Valls. Ms. Nicole Allen (Straussman) will continue to direct the Primes Choir.

On the administrative side, Ms. Pam Lebiedzinski will continue as our bookkeeper. The position of Administrative Assistant has not yet been filled. Mr. Brad Tucker will be joining the Board of Trustees.

Season 15 is going to be a time of revitalization. With these energetic and dedicated directors, the Girl Choir of South Florida will continue to transform girls’ lives through musical excellence and bring hope and healing to our world.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or would like to speak a board member, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at board@girlchoir.org


Board of Trustees
The Girl Choir of South Florida
                Sadie Klein, President
                Emily Janas, Vice President
                Gretchen Fasulo, Secretary
                Caroline Conkle, Trustee
               Darlene Giol, Trustee
               Mary Manteiga, Trustee
               Valle Straussman, Trustee
               Pamela Thomas, Trustee

“Transforming girls’ lives through musical excellence!”

A Message from Season 14 Artistic Director, Nicole Allen (Straussman):

“I have loved serving as Artistic Director this season. I have learned so much about myself and about the power of music education to transform lives for the better.

In the face of so much turmoil in our culture, we need safe havens like the Girl Choir for students and families to be a part of community that strives for excellence together. As Artistic Director this season, I have done my best to ensure that Girl Choir remains the home it has always been. It is my great joy to welcome my friend and colleague, Sylvia Aycock, into the role of Artistic Director for Season 15. She has all of the passion, energy, and dedication necessary to take the Girl Choir to its fullest potential and I’m so excited to see what the next year has in store. I am so looking forward to returning in the fall to direct the Primes Choir and I will see you all in Season 15!”

Open Auditions for Season 15

Know a girl that loves to sing? GCSF will be hosting Open Auditions on Saturday, June 8th from 10AM to 12PM at the Girl Choir offices at 3347 NW 55th St., Ft. Lauderdale.

Information & Registration

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