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.

Meryem Rose Ahmadian

CCM Program Manager

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.

Erin Barach

CCM Director of Marketing

Erin BarachErin Barach joined the Children's Chorus of Maryland in the spring of 2017. She is passionate about making the arts and arts education accessible to all. Erin has over twelve years of marketing experience in higher education, art non-profits, museums, and residential realty. She received an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Bachelor of Science degree in Studio Art with a minor in Art History from Skidmore College.

Over the years Erin has gained extensive knowledge about complex, large-scale organizational projects, development & marketing strategies, data & office management, blogging, grant writing, and graphic design. Currently she is also an active member of the Programming Committee at Make Studio, a non-profit art studio for adults with disabilities. Previously she worked at Make Studio as the Programming & Exhibitions Associate. Other past employers include Pace Prints Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, the Maryland Institute College of Art, the Tang Teaching Museum, and the Jessica Dailey Team of Cummings & Co. Realtors. Erin maintains her own visual art practice in Baltimore. She is also an avid music lover, especially for contemporary classical performance.

Ramona Galey

CCM Finance Director

Ramona GaleyRamona Galey joined Children's Chorus of Maryland in 2000 and served as its Executive Director until 2015. After stepping back from the top leadership position, she continues to support CCM as Finance Director and as Treasurer of the Board of Directors, in addition to working in her private consulting and coaching practice. Ms. Galey holds a Master of Music degree in Orchestral Performance from Rice University and a Bachelor of Music Education from Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University. She also holds a Certificate in Project Management and a Masters Certificate in Leadership in Nonprofit Management, in addition to many courses, workshops and seminars in accounting, business law, systems analysis, nonprofit development, marketing, investments and grant-writing.