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Arts Chorale

Student Leadership

Winter 2019 & Fall 2020

Abbey McNeill, President


Abbey McNeill

Abbey McNeill is a junior in LSA. She is an Economics and Spanish major. She is from Grosse Ile, Michigan and she is very proud to be a wolverine! She is currently in her fifth semester of Arts Chorale and is very excited to be the president in this amazing choir. A fun fact about Abbey is she can play Deck the Halls upside-down on the piano! She has been in choir through grade-school and high school and is so glad to now have Arts Chorale! In addition to participating in choir, she always loves watching a musical or a Disney movie. As president, she oversees meetings, membership recruitment, and social events. You can reach Abbey at abbeymcn@umich.edu.

Jessie Williams, Vice President


Jessie Williams

Jessie is a sophomore in LSA studying Program in the Environment and Communication & Media, with a Music minor. Outside of Arts Chorale, Jessie loves spending time outdoors, going to movies, and listening to podcasts. She also hosts a radio show on WCBN-FM, and serves as an Associate Producer of WOLV-TV's Newsfeed. As Arts Chorale's Vice President, she focuses on recruiting new members and manages social media. Email her at willije@umich.edu if you have any questions.

James ?Jimmer? Maki, Secretary


James "Jimmer" Maki

Jimmer is a freshman in LSA studying Cell and Molecular Biology. He is from Gladstone, Michigan, a small town in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and enjoys movies, reading, photography, playing the accordion, and being outdoors. He is very excited to be the secretary for this group and will be responsible for attendance at each rehearsal. If you need to contact him, you can email him at jjmaki@umich.edu.

Emma Throm, Treasurer


Emma Throm

Emma Throm is a freshman in LSA and is from Ann Arbor, MI. She?s currently undecided, but is interested in Sociology and Women?s Studies. Emma has been singing since she can remember. She participated in theater and choir throughout elementary, middle, and high school and was in a competitive a cappella group in high school. Emma loves Broadway, Harry Potter, and doing puzzles! This is Emma's second semester of Arts Chorale and holds the position of Treasurer. You can contact Emma at ethrom@umich.edu

Lily Keesler, Music Manager

Music Manager

Lily Keesler

Lily Keesler is a freshman in the College of LSA at the University of Michigan, but is planning on transferring to the School of Kinesiology, majoring in Movement Science. She has been in choir and performed in musicals throughout her high school career. This is her second semester in Arts Chorale and she is currently holding the position of Music Manager. Her interests involve singing, bowling, and tending to her plants. You can contact her with any questions at lkeesler@umich.edu.

Lilly Heitman, Historian


Lilly Heitman

Lilly Heitman is a second-year student in LSA studying Psychology. She is from Rochester, Michigan and is so excited to be serving as the Arts Chorale Historian! Lilly is looking forward to keeping Arts Chorale up to date via her very informative emails. She has always loved singing, especially choir and theatre, and loves that she gets to continue singing at Michigan. Outside of Arts Chorale, Lilly loves yoga, roller coasters, knitting, and binging TV shows with her roommates. You can reach Lilly at lheitman@umich.edu. Go Blue!

Ruide Wang, Webmaster


Ruide "Reader" Wang

Reader is currently a junior in Aerospace Enginering, double majoring in Music Theory in the School of Music, Theater, and Dance (SMTD). As webmaster, he keeps the website updated with new information and events for current members. Reader is also a Chief Engineer of Michigan's Aerospace project team, M-Fly. If you need to contact him, reach him at readerw@umich.edu