Princeton, NJ | Alto
Emefa joined The Capital Hearings in April 2017. Bio coming soon!
Richmond, VA | Alto
She was a member of The Choral Arts Society of Washington from 2006 to 2011. In college, she performed with the Longwood University Camerata and the Chamber Singers, and was also the lead singer of a roots rock band.
Jaime holds a master’s degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Longwood University. She has previously worked in the office of then-Virginia Governor Mark Warner, and is currently the Director of Educational Programs at the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (Responsibility.org). Jaime is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Education and Human Development at The George Washington University in order to become a School Counselor in the D.C. area.
Detroit, MI | Tenor
Luke joined The Capital Hearings in February 2016, and serves as the ensemble’s Communications Director.
He is an alumnus of the Michigan State University Accafellas and State Singers, and has also sung with Vanguard Voices, Steiner Chorale, and the Michigan Caroling Company. He has performed at Detroit’s Orchestra Hall, Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral, and in The White House.
Luke is pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Relations at the University of Maryland after practicing agency and advocacy PR in Michigan. He is also a former/recovering competitive figure skater and coach. When not singing, studying, or grading, he enjoys cheering on the Spartans and Detroit Tigers.
Roanoke, VA | Soprano
Emily joined The Capital Hearings in April 2017. Bio coming soon!
Chicago, IL | Baritone
Matt joined The Capital Hearings in 2010, and serves as the ensemble’s hospitality coordinator.
He also performs with local choral ensemble The 18th Street Singers.
Matt holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Minnesota, and previously studied music and political science at Grinnell College in Iowa. He currently works as a senior analyst at the Government Accountability Office (GAO) where he often tries to tell the government how it can do things better.
Matt is a huge fan of the Chicago Bears.
Sumter, SC | Alto
Lyndsey serves as The Capital Hearings’ box office coordinator.
She holds a master’s degree in arts administration from the University of Indiana, and previously studied music and political science at the University of South Carolina. She is currently the park programming and marketing coordinator for the Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District, and has previously worked at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, the Washington National Opera, the Choral Arts Society of Washington, and the Washington Savoyards. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Capital City Symphony.
Lyndsey is well-versed in wrangling people – especially singers, children, and/or singers who are acting like children. She is a South Carolina Gamecock and very proud of it.
Lancaster, PA | Tenor
When he is not answering calls from prospective clients, he is also a member of The Choral Arts Society of Washington, where he served as Chorus President from 2007-2010. As a member of the Choral Arts Society, John has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Music Center at Strathmore, London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Spoleto Festival.
John is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College, and brings his significant experience in arts administration and client cultivation to The Capital Hearings.
West Palm Beach, FL | Alto
Chrislyn joined the Capital Hearings in October 2016.
She previously served as music director of the Mount Holyoke Victory Eights. She was also a member of the Mount Holyoke Jazz Ensemble as well as the Five College West African Drumming Ensemble.
Chrislyn is an alumna of Mount Holyoke College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Africana Studies with a concentation in visual culture.
Londonderry, NH | Soprano
Heather joined The Capital Hearings in 2010 and serves as President of the Board.
Heather is a graduate of Wellesley College and works in business process management for Envision.
Tampa, FL | Bass
Yannick joined The Capital Hearings in April 2017. Bio coming soon!
Ann Arbor, MI | Baritone, VP
Mike is The Capital Hearings’ music director. His arrangements of Nickel Creek’s Doubting Thomas and Yellowcard’s Light Up the Sky appear on the ensemble’s debut album, Opening Statement. He served as co-producer of the album, and is the featured soloist on Doubting Thomas.
He is a former music director of the UMich Dicks & Janes, and an alumnus of the Michigan Men’s Glee Club. He also performs with local choral ensemble The 18th Street Singers where he previously served as communications director.
Mike is a graduate of the University of Michigan and has worked in higher education and arts administration. He currently works at Chorus America, with previous positions at American University, Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS), and as a Chancellor’s Representative for the District of Columbia Public Schools.
Williamsville, NY | Tenor
Dileep is The Capital Hearings’ founder and served as music director through March 2017. He served as producer of the ensemble’s first album, Opening Statement, released in 2013.
He performs regularly with the Choral Arts Society of Washington. He has been a featured soloist with Choral Arts on several occasions, including performances of Mozart’s Missa solemnis in C, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Bruckner’s Mass in E Minor, Gabrieli’s In Ecclesiis, Biebl’s Ave Maria, and MacMillan’s Seven Last Words from the Cross. He has also appeared as a soloist in concert series at the Library of Congress and at the Freeman Stage in Delaware.
He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, the Music Center at Strathmore, London’s St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall. He is also an alumnus of the Cornell University Glee Club and a member of its Advisory Council.
Dileep is a graduate of Cornell University and the Georgetown University Law Center. He currently practices telecommunications law in Washington, D.C. and was formerly a U.S. Senate staffer. In his spare time, he is The Capital Hearings’ webmaster and a Buffalo sports fan who is always circling the wagons for next year.
Dublin, Ireland | Soprano
Fiona joined The Capital Hearings in March 2015.
She has previously served as music director of Yale’s Out of the Blue, including an ICCA semifinal win in 2012. She was also soprano section leader of the Yale Glee Club, and has performed internationally and at Carnegie Hall.
Fiona is a graduate of Yale University and is currently working as a litigation paralegal at a firm in Washington, D.C.
Duluth, GA | Bass
Kyle joined The Capital Hearings in October 2016. He is a proud alumnus of Elon University, where he studied English literature and sang with Twisted Measure, a coed a cappella group.
In 2015, he received a Fulbright grant and moved to Malaysia to teach English for a year. After deciding that one year abroad was plenty of time away from home, he returned to the States to pursue a masters degree in Student Affairs at the University of Maryland.
When he’s not in class or working as a graduate assistant, Kyle enjoys running in and around the DC area, attempting to play the guitar, and slowly but surely watching everything on his Netflix list.