Our Chorus Leadership
Our Golden Apple Chorus thrives because of the energy and style of the people who have stepped up to lead. Here are a few of the people that make our ensemble tick:
Dr. Anastasio Rossi - Director
Dr. Anastasio “Stash” Rossi joined the Golden Apple Chorus as Musical Director in November, 2002. He is also the Assistant Director for the Westchester Chordsmen. Stash holds a Doctorate, MA, and Prof Diploma in Music from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Science in Music from SUNY Fredonia.
He is the former Coordinator of Music for the Mount Pleasant Schools in Thornwood, NY, where he taught Choral and Instrumental performing groups, Stagecraft, and was Director/Producer of Westlake High School’s musical and dramatic stage productions for 25 years. His vast experience in music includes Director, Pace University Glee Club, numerous community theatre and school groups, and Voice Adjudicator for the New York State School Music Association.
He sings in chapter quartets, including the Freshmen Again!, a vocal jazz quartet, for which he arranges the voice parts and creates computerized instrumental background accompaniment.
On the faculty at Harmony College East, Stash teaches Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Directing, Music Theory, and The Theory of Barbershop Harmony. Stash is a Certified Director in in both the men's Barbershop Harmony Society, and in Sweet Adelines International, and has recently been appointed to the Regional Faculty for SAI's Region 15.
In 2009, Stash received the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD from the CAB CALLOWAY FOUNDATION. Honorees are selected for their “dedication and contribution to the performing arts in Westchester County”. Congratulations, Stash!
The Golden Apple Chorus is eternally grateful to Stash for sharing his talent, enthusiasm, dedication and good humor with us each and every week.
February 12, 2016
Meet the Chorus
Come to the About Us section to meet the director, and find out what we're all about!
Want to sing with a group of fabulous women? Want to learn amazing, classic songs with great harmony? Come to the Join Us section to find out how you can get involved.
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What is Barbershop?
Find out about this fabulous artform and the organization of women barbershoppers on our What is Barbershop page.