Board Members

Madeleine M. Rackley, President

Madeleine Rackley was the first President of the MMC where she created the Board, developed and managed budgets, and negotiated contracts with rehearsal and performance venues, guest artists, and other arts organizations. Ms. Rackley serves on the City of West Hollywood Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission and chairs the Performing Arts and Cultural Affairs Subcommittee. Ms. Rackley has also service on the boards of other local nonprofit organizations providing guidance about board development, grants, and fundraising. She is the Business Manager for the Los Angeles Public Library.

Alexi Swonger, Treasurer

Alexi Swonger is completing his tenth year teaching math to middle school students. He graduated from the University of Redlands where he majored in mathematics with a minor in vocal performance. His love of choir began in elementary school and he performed with singing ensembles all the way through college. Mr. Swonger and his wife just had a baby girl and they are excited for this new adventure.

Robert W. Davis, Music Librarian

Robert Davis has extensive choral singing experience including the UCLA Men’s Glee Club, UCLA Concert Choir, Pasadena City College Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Hollywood Master Chorale (where he served two years as Board President) and the Metropolitan Master Chorale. As an MMC Board member, Mr. Davis draws upon 14 years in the desktop publishing and printing business to provide direction regarding printing costs and materials and to edit and annotate music using Finale. He also manages the Chorale's music library. Mr. Davis is a Registered Nurse at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Heawon Paick, Board Member

Heawon Paick has been with the City of Los Angeles Library Department for the last 20 years. Although she does not possess any musical talent, always has enjoyed many great choral concerts. After attending the MMC’s first Christmas concert, she was asked to help with ticket sales and has continued in that capacity for most of the MMC’s concerts. Ms. Paick feels honored to be able to serve as a new Board member and is excited to help her beloved MMC in any way possible.

Glenn Carlos, Ex Officio and Artistic Director

Glenn Carlos is Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Activities at Los Angeles Valley College. He has also held teaching and conducting posts at the University of Southern California and California State University, Long Beach. Throughout his more than 30 years of conducting, performing, teaching voice, composing, arranging and recording, Mr. Carlos has demonstrated his expertise in diverse musical genres, including early, classical and contemporary. He has been featured as a soloist with and prepared choirs for Quincy Jones, David Foster, Diane Warren, Michael Feinstein, Dave Brubeck and Shelly Berg. His published original compositions and arrangements are available through UNC Press and Yelton Rhodes Music. Mr. Carlos is frequently invited to appear as a guest clinician and adjudicator for high schools and colleges throughout California. He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association.

Past Board Members

Tenny Avanesian
Kara Carrier, past President
Russell Conte
Sarah Grams
Ngoc Hoang
Allan Jensen
David Lyons
Tripp Mills
Madeleine M. Rackley, founding President
Dorothy Rackley
Nancy Reinisch
Michael Rothbart
Catherine M. Schuster, past President
Reid Swanson

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