Music Staff

Dr. Keith Walker

Music Director and Conductor

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Keith holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Conducting from the University of South Carolina, a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Augusta University. He has served as music director of churches in South Carolina, Georgia, and Missouri. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Leanne Herrmann


LeanneBig-248x300Leanne Herrmann, Accompanist, has served as the Accompanist for the DeKalb Choral Guild since 1988. She is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance. She works throughout the metro Atlanta area as a freelance accompanist and chamber music pianist. Ms. Herrmann is currently the accompanist for the Collegium Vocale and the Summer Singers of Atlanta, and is the staff pianist for Paideia School and organist at Oak Grove United Methodist Church. She has appeared in concert with the Gwinnett Festival Singers, the Gwinnett Young Singers, the Young Singers of Callanwolde, and the William Baker Festival Singers.



DeKalb Choral Guild is led by a dedicated Executive Committee and Board of Trustees recruited from within the singing membership and from the community at large. 

Board of Trustees

Sheye Breaux2

Former President

Robert "Sheye" Breaux-

Sadly our dear friend passed away unexpectedly this winter. We still mourn his loss but continue with his and our shared vision to build a compassionate and incomparable community chorus.


Tricia Troester-President

Peggy Emrey-Treasurer

Mary Root-Secretary

Pat Harris-At large member

Faye Goolrick-At large member

Ron Alston-At large member

Lisa Patrick-Choral Representative

Other Leadership Positions

In addition to the Board of Trustees and the Musical Staff, the DeKalb Choral Guild relies on a number of volunteers to assist in its organization. 

Singer Section Leaders

Soprano - Peggy Emery

Alto - Michele Jones

Tenor - TBD

Bass - Steve Stern



Kay Johnson

Audition Coordinators

Pam Kilmer

Concert Program Layout and Program Notes

Karen Griffin and Keith Walker

Facebook/Social Media

Wendy Truran

Board and Directors Emeriti

Conductor Emeritus, Dr. William O. Baker

Trustee Emerita, Dr. Barbara Pettitt

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