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Mark S. Johnson | Executive and Artistic Director
Mark Johnson began his work with the choir in 1991 as the accompanist. He was hired as the Music Director in 1993. Mr. Johnson holds a degree in music education from St. Olaf College, and he taught junior high choral music for six years before becoming full-time director for the Boychoir. From 1995 to 2007, he was a member of the staff at Albemarle, a summer music camp program of the American Boychoir School in Princeton, New Jersey.
Mr. Johnson’s reputation in choral work, especially with children’s groups, has led to many invitations to work as a clinician and accompanist for honors choirs and festivals in Louisiana, Illinois, Iowa, North Dakota, New York, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia. Recently, he conducted the Minnesota ACDA 7th grade Boys Honor Choir and the Young Men’s track at the World Voices Australia Festival in Sydney. Mark is active in Minnesota’s chapters of ACDA and MMEA, and currently serves as the Repertoire and Standards Chair for Boychoirs at the state and regional level.
Todd E. Price | Accompanist
Todd Price has been at home behind a piano for over forty years, twenty-five of them here in Minneapolis. He has been with the Minnesota Boychoir since 1998, working as a composer, accompanist and arranger. In addition to his work with the Boychoir, he has accompanied local/global reigning pageant queen of comedy Miss Richfield 1981 for fourteen years, and has played for adult ballet classes at Zenon Dance Company for the last nine years. He has been musical director for MinnnRoast, MinnPost’s annual gala fundraiser, for the last three years, and for the last year has been a member of Prosody, the songwriting collaboration headed by Denise Prosek of Theater Latte Da. He is in demand as an accompanist for ACDA honors choirs and he still can be heard playing at ComedySportz Twin Cities every once in awhile.
Anna Keyes | Managing Director
Anna Keyes was hired as Managing Director in September 2014. She holds a master's degree from New York University and has worked in non-profits in New York City, India, and the Twin Cities. In her position with the Minnesota Boychoir, Ms. Keyes oversees fundraising, accounting, and program support. A music aficionado and choir girl in her youth, she met her husband singing tenor in a choir on their study abroad program.
Phillip Radtke | Assistant to the Director
Phillip Radtke has been involved with the Minnesota Boychoir since 2001 when he joined the choir as a singer. Upon graduating from the choir he continued to volunteer and help with choir events from backstage leadership to tour chaperone. In 2016 he was hired as Assistant to the Executive and Artistic Director to help integrate music theory into rehearsals, and assist in running rehearsals. Phil holds a Bachelor of Music degree in organ from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Music in Church Music from the University of Michigan. While in school he served as church choir director and assistant organist in Minnesota and assistant music director at a church in Michigan. He currently serves as organist at Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.