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Business Courier: Music in future will require innovation

Choral director and UC alumna is optimistic about the future of choruses

University of Cincinnati alumna Danielle Cozart Steele assumes her new position as artistic director of the Young Professionals Choral Collective in unprecedented times.

Although medical experts say it won’t be safe for choruses to return to singing together until there is a vaccine for Covid-19, Steele told the Cincinnati Business Courier that she's both energized and optimistic.

“Historically the most interesting and best art has come out of periods of great turmoil and strife,” said Steele, who earned a master’s degree in vocal performance at UC's College-Conservatory of Music. “This is our moment to be a leader as we reconceptualize what it means to be a choral organization when you can’t do mass gatherings — at least for a period of time.”

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Featured image at top: Danielle Cozart Steele is the new artistic director of the Young Professionals Choral Collective. Photo/courtesy of YPCC