Camerata Singers is a 20-24 voice professional chamber ensemble, specializing in music from the Renaissance through the present day. The group began in 1975 as Camerata Singers of Elkhart (Ind). Music director David Seitz and singing friends, sensing an opportunity for a new community chamber choir, formed a thirty-voice ensemble with its first performance at Elkhart Memorial High School in December of that year. The group obtained not-for-profit status in 1977. Christine Larson Seitz has served as the Camerata’s accompanist since 1978. David Seitz retired as music director in 2010, and since then Scott Hochstetler has filled that position. In 2003, Camerata Singers reorganized as St. Joseph Valley Camerata, and in 2008 the group was selected to perform at the 2008 ACDA regional convention in Grand Rapids. In 2020, the group returned to its original name of Camerata Singers. Camerata’s mission is to strive for the highest level in the performance of choral chamber music. Seeking to make participation by busy qualified singers manageable, approximately ten rehearsals are scheduled before fall and spring concerts annually.
Ana Yoder Coulter, keyboard artist
Ana Yoder Coulter is a piano teacher and collaborative pianist in northern Indiana, with more than a decade of experience teaching students of all ages both group and individual lessons, in private studio and university settings. She operates a private piano studio out of her home in Goshen, Indiana, teaches as an applied piano instructor at Goshen College, and also works as a freelance collaborative pianist. Ana is currently serving as pianist for the Camerata Singers’ 2021-22 season. She is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association, and its local chapter, the South Bend Area Music Teachers.
Ana completed her Master of Music in Collaborative Piano at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio in May of 2013, where she was a graduate teaching assistant in the Class Piano area. While there, she was awarded second place in the 2012 Chamber Music Competition, Finalist in the 2012 Marjorie Conrad Art Song Competition, and second place in the 2013 Marjorie Conrad Art Song Competition. Ana received her Bachelor of Arts from Goshen College where she focused her music degree in piano pedagogy and taught piano through the Community School of the Arts. In recent years, Ana has worked as a collaborative pianist at Interlochen Center for the Arts during their Summer Arts Camp, at Toledo (Ohio) Opera for their annual Children’s Opera Summer Camp, as music director and pianist for the Bowling Green Children’s Opera, and as a piano instructor at The Studio Connection in Bowling Green, Ohio. From August 2013 to July 2018, she was employed as adjunct professor of music and staff accompanist at Bluffton University (Bluffton, Ohio) where she enjoyed accompanying and touring with the choirs, teaching applied piano lessons, and accompanying music students’ lessons and recitals.
When not teaching or playing piano, Ana enjoys running or walking outdoors, catching up with friends, and spending time with her husband and daughters.
Andrea Bontrager Yoder
Melissa Fisher Fast
Ellen Graber Kraybill
Katie MiIler O’Leary
Janeen Bertsche Johnson
Rebecca Dengler Kaufman
David A. Seitz, founder/music director emeritus
Christine Larson Seitz, founder/keyboard artist