Trevor Shaw is an Austin-based composer, known for blending jazz and classical music in his compositions and arrangements. A graduate of the University of North Texas, Trevor has been a church music minister for 14 years. During that time, he has led choirs throughout the U.S., as well as the U.K. and Ireland. Originally a trombonist, his career in church music strongly drew Trevor into the world of choral music, both as a composer and a singer. Trevor’s choral music is exclusively published by See-a-dot Music Publishing, Inc.
Laura Mercado-Wright Alto/Co-Founder
Mezzo-soprano Laura Mercado-Wright is at home with a variety of musical genres from opera to cabaret to the avant-garde. Her performances have been praised by The New York Times as “stunningly agile” and “dramatically astute.” She has been a featured soloist with the Austin-based, Grammy®-winning, vocal ensemble Conspirare, the MET Chamber Orchestra, The Boston Pops, Austin Symphony Orchestra, Gotham Chamber Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Ensemble Signal and the Mark Morris Dance Group, to name a few. Laura is a native of San Antonio, TX and received degrees from the University of North Texas (B.M.) and the University of Maryland Opera Studio (M.M.).
Courtney Pierce grew up in a small suburb of Fort Worth, TX. Many of Courtney’s favorite childhood memories consist of hamming-it-up in her many dance recitals, composing songs on the piano or singing in front of her encouraging family members. Courtney also worked as a singer/dancer at Six Flags over Texas for five years, and has since found a deep love of working with young children. She pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Choral Music Education at the University of North Texas. She was a member of the UNT A Cappella Choir, as well as the Baroque ensemble, Collegium Singers, for over three years. Courtney has a profound appreciation for animals of all kinds and takes pleasure in standing up for their rights. She is also certified in "Music Together," a music curriculum geared towards helping young children reach basic musical competence by the age of five.
Thann Scoggin Bass/Founding Member
Thann Scoggin, bass-baritone, is widely recognized for his versatility as a soloist and chamber musician. Upcoming engagements include appearances with Grammy®-winning vocal band Roomful of Teeth in Colorado and Mexico City. He has appeared as a soloist in such diverse concert repertoire as J. S. Bach’s Passions, Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Mass in C, and the Requiems of Fauré, Duruflé and Brahms. He has performed with Boston Baroque, the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston, Conspirare, ensemble viii, and numerous others. Thann has also appeared on recordings for the Harmonia Mundi, Linn, CORO, Gothic and Albany labels, including Conspirare’s 2014 Grammy®-winning album, The Sacred Spirit of Russia. He maintains a private voice studio in Austin, TX.