Pictured above, left to right: David Weller, Jody McCormick, Lou Ann Henderson, Paula Lammers, Courtney Hauboldt, Mark Hoffman.
The Phil Mattson Singers is a professional six-voice vocal ensemble based in Minneapolis, MN.
The group's primary repertoire is vocal jazz arrangements of songs from the "Great American Songbook",i.e. works by the Gershwins, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hart, Harold Arlen, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer and Rodgers and Hammerstein.
The group, led by Grammy-nominated pianist, teacher, arranger and conductor Phil Mattson, also performs choral music by Schumann,Brahms,Debussy, Britten, Hindemith and others. Phil has written arrangements for The Manhattan Transfer, The Four Freshmen, The Real Group, Chanticleer, the Dale Warland Singers and many other ensembles.
The Phil Mattson Singers perform frequently locally and regionally. They have given concerts for the American Choral Directors Association's National Convention and at New York's Carnegie Hall.
The group's members include: Paula Lammers, Lou Ann Henderson,Jody McCormick, Courtney Hauboldt, Mark Hoffman and David Weller
PAULA LAMMERS - Paula received her MM in Vocal Performance from the University of Minnesota and is an adjunct professor at Concordia University, teaching studio vocal jazz.. She is an active performer in the Twin Cities and has recorded two jazz CDs; A Blanket Of Blue (2005) and Deep Purple Dreams(2011).Paula is a former member of the Zephyr Cabaret and the Minnesota Opera Chorus. She also leads her own group, Paula Lammers and Cloud Nine.
LOU ANN HENDERSON- Lou Ann is an elementary music specialist in the Maplewood/Oakdale/North St Paul school district, teaching music for grades K-5 at Carver Elementary. She is an active performer and a former member of the Minnesota Chorale and the Zephyr Cabaret. Along with the PM Singers, she currently sings in the vocal jazz ensemble "Shoop". Lou Ann is active in music at her church, where she is a choir accompanist,organist and frequent soloist. Lou Ann lives in Woodbury with her husband and two daughters.
JODY MCCORMICK - Jody earned her Master's Degree in Music Education and a certificate in School Counselng. Having taught music in the public school systems for 37 years,she recently retired from the North St Paul/Maplewood/Oakdale school district. Jody has performed with the Gene White Little Big Band, USO Shows, A Touch Of Class, the Zephyr cabaret and Singers in Accord. She sings alto with the Nostalgics vocal quartet and the Classic Big Band and plays piano professionally. She lives in White Bear Lake with her husband, drummer Brett Smith.
COURTNEY HAUBOLDT - Courtney received her Bachelor's degree in vocal performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has performed with various theater groups in the Twin Cities, including Theater In The Round and Bloomington Civic Theater, as well as with the Exultate Chamber Choir and Orchestra. She is also a former member of Artiste del Arte at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Courtney lives in South Minneapolis and is pursuing her Master's Degree in special education with a focus in autism spectrum disorders.
MARK HOFFMAN - Mark studied music at the University of Northern Colorado and Iowa State University. He has performed and recorded with several regional groups over the years including Essentially Jazz, a six-voice ensemble inspired by Phil Mattson. Mark owns a branding and marketing agency, creating and producing events,video,branding and interactive web design. He lives in Plymouth with his wonderful wife Kathy and two terrific kids.
DAVID WELLER- David studied at Luther College (BA in Music Education) and at the U of M (grad studies in Music Theory). His musical life has been rich and varied: as a trombonist, he has been a college studio instructor and has performed with Whoopee John, Mill City Brass Quintet, Minnesota Composers Forum and others; as a singer he has performed with The Minnesota Opera, 15 Head a Theater Lab, Part Four, and numerous solo venues. He lives in Robbinsdale with his wife Jan, and has two sons who are living artistic lives.