GRWC Bios : Lori Tennenhouse, Artistic Director
Lori is the founding Artistic Director of the Grand Rapids Women's Chorus and has served in that role since its founding in 1996. Passionate about expanding the depth of repertoire for women's voices, she has collaborated with the Grand Rapids Women's Chorus (GRWC) to commission and perform eight original works by women composers. Her advocacy was recognized in 2006 when she was honored with a YWCA TRIBUTE! Award in the Performing Arts category.
Since June of 2013, Lori is the Executive and Artistic Director of the Girls Choral Academy where she works to "Give Girls a Voice", providing girls throughout West Michigan an opportunity to experience choral music.
As an arranger, Lori published Iraqi Peace Song, a traditional Iraqi lullaby written by Knut Reiersrud and premiered by the GRWC in 2007.
Lori received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Aquinas College and is a member of the American Choral Directors' Association, Michigan School Vocal Music Association and Chorus America.