Choir Officers

Cully Barr, President

“Being at Berea College has been a monumental experience and I am so fortunate to already have had four semesters in the choir. I am from Bryson City, NC, and will be a junior. I work with a wonderful team of piano collaborators and I am majoring in general music with a focus in piano performance. I hope this year brings as much excitement, joy, and unforgettable memories as it has in the past. I am so excited to work with you all.”

Sam McMahan, Vice President

“I am a fifth-year General Music Major, with an emphasis in Piano Performance and a Child and Family Studies Major, with an emphasis in Child Development. I’m an INFP, a Ravenclaw! I am from Burnsville, North Carolina. I spend my free time playing video games, playing piano, or helping someone out. I am extremely grateful for all the many amazing opportunities I’ve been given just from being a part of the Berea College Concert Choir. I love the choir and considers it one of my many amazing families away from home!”

Madison Hitchcock, Secretary

Madison is a senior vocal music education major! She loves being a dynamic duo with her husband, Nicholas. In her spare time (or lack thereof, let’s be honest), she loves cuddling her pug, watching too much Netflix, listening to as many madrigals as possible, and playing Dungeons and Dragons. She loves tea-drinking, meme-slinging, and Christmas-ing. Cymru am byth!

Tory Willis, Business Manager

Victorya Willis is from Brandenburg, Kentucky. She is a sophomore majoring in Communication with a double minor in Business Administration and Peace & Social Justice Studies. In addition, Victorya also works as a Resident Advisor. In her free time, Victorya loves to hang out with friends and continue her love of the arts by going to concerts and museums.

Alison Rickert, Historian

Alison Rickert is a sophomore Theatre major from Lexington, Kentucky. She aspires to be a theatre educator so she can create a space for students to use art as an outlet for learning and healing. She works at the Berea College Vistor Center and Shoppe as a Tour Guide Supervisor. Stop in anytime and say hi and ask her about the history of Berea College! She is honored to serve the beautiful, talented, lovely people of the BCCC this year. She is so thankful for the relationships she’s made and the opportunities she’s been given through the choir. She recently had the privilege of traveling with the choir for its 2018 International Tour of the Balkans. When she’s not in class or in rehearsals for her next theatrical show, she enjoys reading, listening to Oprah’s SuperSoul podcasts, trying to belt showtunes, and spending quality time with the people she loves.

Gretta Silva-Ane, Communications

Gretta Silva-Ane is a Junior Music Major (Vocal Emphasis). She’s from Wilkes County, North Carolina. She spends her free time playing for Berea College’s Women’s Soccer team. She loves the choir and has considered it a safe place for anyone and her family away from home!

KC Jones, Careperson

“Hi! My name is KC Jones and I am from the small town of Williamsburg, Ohio! I am a Sophomore Education Major with a Music Minor. My favorite pastimes include singing (of course), playing piano, and having late night fun with my friends! I’m super excited for this upcoming year and I can’t wait to grow in relationship with everyone in our beautiful choir family!”

Rachel Starnes, Female Orientation Officer

Rachel Starnes is a sophomore at Berea, working toward an Education degree with a minor in Child and Family Studies.  She always likes to talk to new people and answer any questions she can, and she really likes to help others going through the same thing she went through!  She looks forward to being the Female Freshman Orientation Officer for the Berea Concert Choir of 2018.

Matt Tatum, Male Orientation Officer

Matt Tatum is a sophomore music major with a focus in voice. He is from Charlotte, North Carolina. His labor position is Music Librarian for the Concert Choir. He spends his free time hanging out with friends, binging shows on Netflix, and reading. He is excited grow with his choir family this year as they not only learn new music but also get to experience life together.