Meet the Cantare Houston Singers

Casey Parrish


Casey sings with the Houston Grand Opera Chorus, and in the Bass section of the Houston Me’n’s Choir. He is a vocal instructor for Cy-Fair and Katy ISD. Casey graduated from SFASU with a B.A. in Vocal Performance and M.A. in Choral Conducting. For fun, he drives for Lyft and Uber.

Melanie Piché

Soprano 2

Melanie is a soprano 2 in her second season with Cantare Houston. She is the Associate Choir Director at Cinco Ranch High School in Katy ISD. Melanie loves spending her Tuesday nights learning challenging repertoire with the talented musicians of Cantare.

Taylor Rawley


A native of Houston, Taylor received his BFA in Vocal Performance and French from Carnegie Mellon University and a Masters in Voice from The San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In June 2018 Taylor returned to Houston to pursue a life-long passion for aviation and is currently enrolled in the Airline Pilot Program at ATP Flight School in Conroe, TX.

Valerie Serice


A singer with Cantare since 2007, Valerie holds a BA of Music and MA of Education degrees from Louisiana State University. She's a chorister with Houston Grand Opera, cantor at St. Michael Catholic Church, and a member of the professional octet at Congregation Emanu El. She is the founder and President of Select Search Consultants, LP.

Elizabeth Tait


Elizabeth Tait, soprano, graduated from Utah State University with two bachelor degrees in Vocal Performance and Choral Education. She is excited to join Cantare for her first season this year. She is currently loving teaching the choir students of Beckendorff Junior High in Katy, singing with Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church, and living life in the Houston Heights.



Jamie Abrams

Bethany Podgorny -
Section Leader

Emily Tallant

Daphne Wu


Emily Chandler,
Section Leader

Blythe Hopson

Laura Lisk

Jeryn Mayer

Emily Premont


Fredy Bonilla

Nick Leach

Casey Parrish

Kevin Shultz


Casey Carruth

Brian Miller
Section Leader

Brady Weldon


Talon Broughton

Justin Shen

Bodie Gilbert

Sean Stultz
Assistant Director
Section Leader

Eduardo Tercero