Joel Rinsema

Joel Rinsema
Joel M. Rinsema has served as Kantorei’s (Denver, CO) Managing Artistic Director since 2014. During his tenure, Kantorei has experienced tremendous audience growth, nearly quadrupled its budget, and launched an ambitious commissioning and recording strategy. Joel is a passionate advocate for the professional choral art form and frequently consults with other choral arts organizations around the country. Because of his leadership in his field, he is a recipient of the Louis Botto Award for "Innovative Action and Entrepreneurial Zeal" from Chorus America. Joel came to Kantorei from the Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale. Throughout his 23-year tenure with the Phoenix Chorale, he served in nearly every capacity with the organization, including his last 15 years as President & CEO and Assistant Conductor. He holds music degrees from Arizona State and Whitworth Universities, is a member of the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammys), American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and also serves as Artistic Advisor and Principal Guest Conductor of Vocalis in Guatemala.

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