BOARD AND STAFF:

Administrative Staff

Andrea Burgoyne

CCM Executive Director

Andrea BurgoyneThis year marks Andrea Burgoyne’s 22nd year of involvement with Children’s Chorus of Maryland, having joined CCM’s professional staff in 2006, after 12 years as a CCM parent and volunteer. Upon earning her BA in vocal performance from Towson University as a student of Ruth Drucker, she went on to teach and perform for the next 30 years, while also developing a management career in arts and education. She has co-taught the Early Music Ensemble at Towson University, served as assistant to the director of the Festival Chamber Players, and performed with the Annapolis Opera, the Baltimore Symphony Chorus, and as both chorus member and soloist with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. On one happy occasion, she sang under the baton of Leonard Bernstein in a performance of Mahler's "Resurrection" Symphony. For 34 years she served as soprano soloist at St. John\’s Episcopal Church in Glyndon, while also maintaining a private studio of piano, voice and music theory students.

In recent years she has served as Concert Manager and then Operations Director for CCM, while also providing business and trust management for Pro Musica Rara and the Walsh Educational Trust. In her volunteer life she has served as board member and President of the Child Study Association of Maryland, and on the boards of the Towson University Alumni Association, Children’s Chorus of Maryland, and several other organizations. She has been active as both a Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader, and is a winner of the Natalie Hoffman award for her volunteer service. Andrea is the mother of two CCM grads. Her husband, Kenneth Goldstein, is a violinist with the BSO.

Andrea succeeds Ramona Galey, who will continue with CCM as Finance Director and board member.

Tina Owens

CCM Director of Marketing

Tina OwensTina Owens joined the CCM staff in 2013 as its Director of Marketing. She has more than 17 years of previous experience in marketing, strategic planning, and professional and community relations. Her background includes marketing positions for a consulting firm, computer companies, a publisher and major medical center. Tina has served on the Boards of several nonprofit organizations, recently completing a six year term with Howard County’s HC DrugFree as the Teen Job Fair Event Chair and Chair of Marketing. She is a past President of the Junior League of Kane and DuPage counties of the western suburbs of Chicago. Tina is a member of the American Marketing Association and is on the Marketing Committee of the Business Women’s Network of Howard County.

Tina earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Sociology from Ohio Wesleyan University and holds a Master’s Degree in Marketing Management from the University of Maryland University College. She lives in Ellicott City with her husband and has two sons in college.

Meryem Rose Ahmadian

CCM Program Coordinator

Meryem AhmadianMeryem Rose Ahmadian joined the CCM staff in 2010, and is currently working in the CCM office as Program Coordinator. Meryem was a member of CCM for 8 years and graduated from the program in 2005. She graduated magna cum laude from Westminster Choir College in 2010 where she received a Bachelor of Music degree, voice primary, and an American Studies minor. Before graduating, Meryem gave a recital featuring works by Bach, Mozart, Ravel, Wolf, and Rodgers and Hammerstein. While at Westminster Choir College, Meryem actively participated in the many choirs including the Chapel Choir, Schola Cantorum, and Westminster Symphonic Choir and had the opportunity to perform in various prestigious venues with world-renowned conductors, soloists, and orchestras. She recently performed in Spotlighters’ production of “Into the Woods” as Cinderella and in Annapolis Opera’s production of “La Bohème”, as part of the opera chorus. This summer she will begin Goucher College’s Master of Arts Management degree. She also received her Wedding Planning Certification from the QC Event School. Meryem has studied with Russell Gartner, Melanie Sonnenberg, and Zehava Gal.