RODRIGO ERNESTO BOLAÑOS
A resident of NYC since 2006, Rodrigo is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor in Architecture and a minor in Theatre Studies. He started his choral performance career in the children's church choir in his native El Salvador. After moving to Southern California at the age of 10, he continued performing in school musicals well into high school. There he joined the Madrigal Choir, performing as a bass, then moving up to Tenor when joining the PolyPhonics in college. He and his husband Mark-Eugene Garcia have continued the love for the performing arts by collaborating in the production of several plays and musicals, since moving to NYC. This is Rodrigo's sixth year with ECMC and fifth as a member of the board.
Bill has been a member of the Empire City Men’s Chorus since 2004. He grew up in Colorado Springs where he studied vocal music at the Colorado Springs Conservatory. He went on to study vocal music performance at the University of Missouri and spent two summers in as a young artist at the Seagle Music Colony in Schroon Lake, NY.Bill returned to school in New Jersey, earning a BS in Business Administration from Felician University. He served as the chairperson of the ECMC concert committee and the membership committee before joining the board in 2019. He currently lives in Jersey City and senior planner for Gap Inc.
CRAIG GOODWIN-ORTIZ DE LEON
Craig is proud to serve on the Executive Committee for ECMC as the organization continues to grow and thrive, bringing outstanding men’s choral music to the community. He began singing in choirs in fifth grade and received several awards in high school for outstanding choral singing, including the NJ Governor’s Award in Vocal Music and the National School Choral Award. Prior to joining ECMC, he sang in The Arcadian Chorale. Additionally, Craig is a nonprofit financial leader who serves as the Vice President of Finance and Administration at the Hispanic Federation. He holds a BA in Liberal Studies and a BSBA in Accounting from Thomas Edison State University; as well as an MPA in nonprofit management from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Finally, he is a doctoral student at Grand Canyon University where he pursues a Doctor of Philosophy in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Craig is also a Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional.
Daniel grew up in Philadelphia and came to NYC in 2004, studying community organizing at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. He only began singing in high school, when a choir teacher with a lot of faith in him taught him how to sing. For better or worse, learning "movable Do" was very helpful during this time. He sang in NYU's Chamber Singers during his time there, but after college felt the lack of music in his life. So he jumped at the opportunity his friend Scott Brown mentioned, joining ECMC in 2011. Since then, he has served as Concert Volunteer Coordinator and Concert Committee Chair. Daniel works in non-profit IT and is excited to apply his skills and experience to making ECMC's information systems more streamlined and resilient. In his free time, he composes on piano, takes tap dance classes, and experiments in his home computer lab.
DIRECTOR, DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
Aaron is a producer, fundraiser, and optimist who joined ECMC in 2019. He is the Development Manager at off-Broadway's Ensemble Studio Theatre, and previously worked in fundraising at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and the Woodruff Arts Center. Aaron has consulted or advised for theaters, choirs, dance companies, and other arts organizations, and is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience with other intrepid folks who want to make art happen. In 2019 he produced the "powerful, intelligent, sophisticated" world premiere of Roger Q. Mason's The White Dress. He is a proud alumnus of Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, where he majored in American Studies and minored in Music. Originally from York, Pennsylvania, Aaron is a supporter of the arts in all of their forms, and is grateful for his ECMC family. @aaronshock
DIRECTOR, MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY
Matt is a digital marketing profession and life long musician who joined ECMC in 2017. He grew up in Long Island and is currently living in Long Island City. Matt works at J.P. Morgan and drives their digital strategy for wealth management. He has been singing for as long as he can remember and really enjoyed singing competitively with Vocal Point at the University of Delaware from 2011-2015. Matt is passionate about making sure marketing and communications are clear, friendly and direct to help make sure ECMC’s marketing cuts through the clutter of emails and marketing we all get on a daily basis. Matt has been on the board for two years and cant wait to see what more ECMC has in store ihe months and years to come. @mattdavid