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About Us

Mission Statement

The Mastersingers' mission is to provide the community with life-enriching experiences through choral performances that engage the audience, challenge the singers, raise funds for worthy charities, and provide inspirational, educational, and moving musical opportunities for concert-goers.

The San Antonio Mastersingers has been the official chorus of the San Antonio Symphony for 79 years. Currently under the direction of Dr. Yoojin Muhn, the chorus is the first symphony chorus to be created in Texas, formed in 1944.

The San Antonio Mastersingers is a highly acclaimed, 120-voice chorus of volunteers from throughout the San Antonio area and is featured in select Philharmonic performances as well as several independent performances to benefit various charitable causes such as local breast cancer research organizations, the Alzheimer's Association, the Memorial Holocaust Museum and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower. Every December, the Mastersingers continues the community's tradition of enjoying Handel's Messiah which is also re-broadcast on KPAC, 88.3 FM, on Christmas Eve. 

The Mastersingers have a reputation for meticulous preparation and professionalism that has brought the group frequent invitations for tours and guest appearances nationally and internationally. Through the years, the Mastersingers have performed in Carnegie Hall five times, in the Vatican in Rome, at High Mass at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, at the American Cemetery in Normandy and many other distinguished venues.  Guest appearances have included performances with notables Beverly Sills and Andrea Bocelli in starring roles.

In 1994 at the 50th anniversary of the chorus, then San Antonio Mayor Nelson Wolff proclaimed the Mastersingers “one of the crown jewels within the San Antonio Arts community.” Mayor Ron Nirenberg presented the chorus with a congratulatory proclamation in celebration of the 75th anniversary at the 2019-2020 Symphony season opening event, Mahler's Resurrection Symphony No. 2, which also celebrated the grand opening of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts five years prior.

Executive Committee 


Shaun McChesney - Board Chair

John Costello - Vice Chair

Lindsey Vande Hay - Secretary

Joy Schwarz - Treasurer

Chancey Blackburn - Immed. Past Chair

Steve Rogers - Legal Review

Marguerite McCormick - Concert Coordinator 


Yoojin Muhn - Music Director

Isaac Chavez - Chorus Manager

Mary Lauder - Accompanist

Board of Directors


Judy Alexander

Sarah Arce

Lizette Eckman

Leah Godfredson

Jim Harnish

Susan Cone Kilgore

Jennifer Lambert

Mary Morrow

Joseph Scardetta

Lance Schulze

Brian Swain

Sarah Tedesco

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