MARY ANN SPORCIC
A music teacher and choral conductor, Mary Ann Sporcic received her training at Southern Illinois University and St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary. Over the past twenty years she has directed church choirs in Watervliet, NY, Minneapolis, MN, and New Britain, CT. She has served on the Department of Liturgical Music of the Orthodox Church in America and has worked for the Public Radio Music Source. A specialist in working with children's choirs, she has producedÂ recordings entitled "Orthodox Hymns for Children" and "I Will Sing to the Lord."
One of the leading scholars and publishers of Orthodox liturgical music in the Western world, Dr. Vladimir Morosan has directed church choirs in Los Angeles, CA, Charlotte, NC, Washington, DC, and New Haven and Meriden, CT. He has taught and lectured widely at workshops and seminars, including the St. Vladimir's Seminary Summer Liturgical Institute, the Russian Orthodox Church Musicians' Annual Conference, and the Antiochian Archdiocese Sacred Music Institute. His company, Musica Russica (http://www.musicarussica.com), supplies many of the recordings heard on ICONS in SOUND.