Vox Peregrini Leadership


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Jonathan Greer

Logistics Coordinator - Vox Peregrini Camino

Vox Peregrini Board Member (Secretary)

Vox Peregrini Pilgrim 2015, 2017, 2019

 

Jonathan Greer serves as Secretary on the Vox Peregrini Board and is the Logistics Coordinator for Vox Peregrini Camino 2020. A bass/baritone, he is a founding member of vox peregrini and is a sought after bass-baritone, singing in several professional choral groups in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He also performs standards and new standards with his collaborator Steve Crozier throughout the Metroplex and invites folks to check out his website at jonnygreer.com. After a decade in the wedding and events industry, Jonathan has taken a different path, now managing the yoga studio where he has been practicing for several years.


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Morgan Kramer

Artistic Guide, The English Way - Vox Peregrini Camino

Vox Peregrini Pilgrim 2015, 2017, 2019

 

Morgan Kramer has walked with Vox Peregrini three times through Ireland and is the Artistic Guide for The English Way for Vox Peregrini Camino 2020. He is the Assistant Choir Director at East View High School in Georgetown, TX, and he serves as the Director of Music at University Christian Church. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin where he received his Master of Music degree in choral conducting. Morgan sings in numerous choral ensembles including Ensemble VIII, Texas Early Music Project, Ars Longa, Panoramic Voices, and vox peregrini. An Iowa native, Morgan is the founder and director of the Clay County Chorale community chorus. He received his undergraduate degree in choral music education from the University of Northern Iowa in 2015 where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and received the Purple and Old Gold Award – the highest university honor awarded by academic departments.


 

Arlie Langager

Artistic Guide, The Portuguese Way - Vox Peregrini Camino

Vox Peregrini Board Member (Vice President)

Vox Peregrini Pilgrim 2015, 2017, 2019

Arlie Langager serves as the Vice President of the Vox Peregrini Board, has walked with Vox Peregrini three times in Ireland, and is the Artistic Guide for The Portuguese Way for Vox Peregrini Camino 2020. She conducts the choirs, teaches voice, and serves as Department Chair of Music at MiraCosta College. After receiving her undergraduate degree in vocal performance, Dr. Langager maintained a full voice studio in the Conservatory of Music at the University of Lethbridge.  She did graduate studies in voice performance and pedagogy with special focus on the Kodaly method for teachers at the University of Calgary before completing her Master of Music degree in Conducting. She then taught courses in choral music education, supervised student teachers at elementary and secondary levels, and directed choirs at universities in Canada before pursuing her doctoral studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Langager has conducted tours and festivals with choirs from children through college ages. With the Youth Singers of Calgary, she toured her 80-voice choir to the Bahamas, New York, Australia and New Zealand.  As Artistic Director of the Calgary Boys Choir organization, she toured across Canada and the United States with the boys and changed-voices choirs. She also conducted a major tour through Mexico City, Guanajuato, and Guadalajara as Conductor of the Mount Royal University Youth Choir. Dr. Langager is the Repertoire and Resources Chair for Two-Year Colleges on the California Choral Directors Association. As Vice President of the Musical Merit Foundation of Greater San Diego, she coordinates the annual scholarship auditions awarding over $100,000 each year. She is looking forward to leading new and returning Vox Peregrini pilgrims on the Portuguese Way of the Camino de Santiago in June 2020.


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Laurelin Moeller

Artistic Guide, The French Way - Vox Peregrini Camino

Vox Peregrini Pilgrim 2017, 2019

 

Laurelin Moeller has walked with Vox Peregrini twice through Ireland and is the Artistic Guide for The French Way for Vox Peregrini Camino 2020. She works as a Kodály-trained elementary vocal music teacher in Omaha, Nebraska, where she lives with her husband, Jesse. In addition to teaching, Laurelin performs with sounding light chamber choir and sings as a Choral Scholar in the Plymouth Choir, Cantorei, and Schola Cantorum at First Plymouth Congregational Church in Lincoln. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Northern Iowa. She has a great passion for choral singing, travel, and the outdoors, which all beautifully align in vox peregrini. Pilgrimages with Vox have had a profound impact on Laurelin's teaching and lifestyle, and she looks forward to guiding more musicians on a restorative journey where they can grow more into the musicians and people they seek to be.


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Cathy Stafford

Advisor to the Vox Peregrini Board

Logistics Coordinator, Wicklow Way 2015, 2017, 2019

 

Cathy Stafford serves as an Advisor to the Vox Peregrini Board and has been the Logistics Coordinator for three Vox Peregrini pilgrimages in Ireland. She is a seeker of Wisdom and a pilgrim of compassionate presence. Her journey to this point has included being an educator for over 35 years… elementary teacher, college professor, and public school superintendent. Six years ago, she retired or maybe it was more like stepping off the public school trail onto a new one. Her new trail includes holy listening as a way of life. Being a spiritual companion (director) to those who are seekers brings great abundance to her journey. And, she provides leadership coaching for those who are looking for support to their professional work. In September of 2014, Cathy and her husband, Gil, began an interfaith school for spiritual exploration and spiritual companioning, Wisdom’s Way Interfaith School in Phoenix, AZ.


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Gil Stafford

Spiritual Guide

Vox Peregrini Pilgrim Guide, 2015, 2017, 2019

Vox Peregrini Board Member

 

Gil Stafford is a Vox Peregrini Board member and has led Vox on three pilgrimages through Ireland. He is a writer, spiritual guide, life coach, and alchemist of the soul. He speaks, leads retreats, and is a consultant. He played professional baseball, was head baseball coach at Grand Canyon University, winning three national titles. Stafford was the university’s president four years. Life is a pilgrimage and he has taken many, including walking Ireland coast-to-coast. His publications include works on higher education, leadership and spirituality, including his latest book, Wisdom Walking: Pilgrimage as a Way of Life. Gil and his wife, Cathy, are founders of the Wisdom Way Interfaith School.


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John Wiles

Founder and Artistic Director

Artistic Guide, The Sanabres Way - Vox Peregrini Camino

 

John Wiles is the Founder and Artistic Director of Vox Peregrini and is the Artistic Guide for the Sanabres Way for Vox Peregrini Camino 2020. He is Associate Professor of Choral Music at the University of Northern Iowa. His choirs can be heard on the CENTAUR and MARK Record Labels and they have performed extensively throughout the United States and internationally. He is the recipient of multiple teaching awards from the University of Northern Iowa and The University of Texas at Austin. His research is published by the Choral Scholar and he has presented his work at the American Choral Directors Association National Convention.

People need wild places.  Whether or not we think we do, we do.  We need to be able to taste grace and know again that we desire it.  We need to experience a landscape that is timeless, whose agenda moves at the pace of speciation and glaciers.  To be surrounded by a singing, mating, howling commotion of other species, all of which love their lives as much as we do ours, and none of which could possibly care less about us in our place.  It reminds us that our plans are small and somewhat absurd.        BARBARA KINGSOLVER, Small Wonder