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From the Studio: Spokane Area Youth Choirs

Jaci (Jaclin) Cummings stopped by to talk with Verne about her new role as artistic director of Spokane Area Youth Choirs. Jaci, who recently moved to Spokane with her husband, also a professional singer, and their two daughters, has taught choral music at all levels. Spokane Area Youth Choirs, founded in 1987 as the Spokane Area Children's Chorus, includes young singers between the ages of 7 and 18.

Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago. “I came in to complain and they hired me.” He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week. When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible. For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature. For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.
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