About Us

 Each year Uncommon Chord accepts a select number of corporate, private, and broadcast engagements. These opportunities help fund Uncommon Chord outreach and special projects.
Contact us at UncommonChord10@gmail.com for complete details.

Scott Stein
Scott Stein, Musical Director

Scott Stein is a Brooklyn-based pianist, songwriter, composer, arranger and conductor. He is an in-demand collaborator whose multi-faceted career has allowed him to share the stage with such diverse acts as Broadway diva Rachel York, ex-Band drummer / vocalist Levon Helm and American Idol alum Constantine Maroulis. Currently, Scott is the conductor of four vocal ensembles and a faculty member at the CAP21 musical theater conservatory as well as the Jewish Theological Seminary. He has music directed several notable productions of new musicals including shows at NYMF and the NY Fringe Festival. Scott is also a performing singer/songwriter of note, appearing frequently at clubs around the city and touring in support of his latest album, Traveling Companion. He is a native of Akron, OH and holds a B.M. Composition from The Ohio State University. For more information on Scott’s various endeavors and conquests, visit www.scottsteinmusic.com.
Nancy ParishNancy Parish, Soprano I
Nancy works as a singer, pianist, organist and teacher. She has sung with Bronx Opera, Village Light Opera, New York Grand Opera, in off-off Broadway choruses, and in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Constitution Hall (Washington, DC), Royal Albert Hall (London) and the Vatican. She has performed as a member of Chorus Angelorum, touring Europe and South America singing liturgical music. Other small group ensemble experience has included the a cappella groups Women Singing and Uptown Sound.
Claire SemmerClaire Slemmer, Soprano I
Claire is from Ohio and has been living in New York for 5 years, 3 of which she has been happily singing second soprano with Uncommon Chord. When she’s not singing, Claire is an actress, presentation coach, wedding officiant, and pastoral care volunteer. She is the resident student at Ordinary Mind Zendo.
Julia LunettaJulia Lunetta, Soprano II
Julia is a professional geek, a semi-professional actress and musician, and an amateur human. A recent arrival to NYC, she can be found haunting piano bars around the city, and regularly traveling back to her beloved Boston.
Tammy WeinfeldTammy Weinfeld, Soprano II
Tammy is thrilled to be singing with Uncommon Chord. She studied voice, clarinet, and piano at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. In New York City, she has performed with the New Amsterdam Singers, Park Avenue Synagogue Choir, and various chamber music ensembles at the 92nd St. Y. Tammy has worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist for the last 20 years, specializing in adult rehabilitation. She happily lives in Manhattan with her husband, son, and daughter.
Amy GravelAmy Gravel, Alto I
A native New Yorker, Teri has performed with several choruses and music groups in the New York area, including Central City Chorus, the Marble Collegiate Church Festival of Voices, and One World Symphony. She is the founder and principal of Mission & Message Communications, a consultancy that specializes in communications and marketing for nonprofits and growing enterprises, and also serves on the advisory council of the Arts & Business Council of New York, as well as on the board of Central City Chorus.
Eva NicoleEva Nicole, Alto II
Eva has been acting and singing in New York City for over 10 years. She has performed at several venues throughout the city, including Carnegie Hall and Symphony Space.
Peter ZinmanPeter Zinman, Tenor I
Peter has been singing with Uncommon Chord since the year 2000. When he is not being begged by his young son to stop singing in the house, he manages Gas Turbine Controls Corporation, an international energy equipment and services company. He also serves as Secretary on the Executive Board of the Men’s Division of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, a charitable organization. On rare occasion, he finds time to work at his collection of vintage college freshman rules broadsides.
John Gibson-WhitleyJohn Gibson-Whitley, Tenor II
With vocal music roots dating back over 40 years, John Gibson-Whitley is privileged to be a part of Uncommon Chord. In New York, San Diego, and his hometown of Cincinnati, John’s sung with numerous choral and vocal ensembles, most notably the NYC a cappella group Mystery Date. He’s performed from NYC cabarets and stadiums to Carnegie Hall and Broadway. Recordings include Sweet Sixteen, Simply Gershwin, and History Remembers. Theater credits include Corpus Christi, Next Fall, Shopping and F#*king, She Loves Me, and West Coast premieres of the new musicals Harmony Kansas and Yank!. By day he is a lighting consultant for home owners and small business: www.johngibsondesign.com.
Dan StoddardDan Stoddard, Baritone
An original “charter” member of Uncommon Chord, Dan also sings with the New York Choral Society, where he has been a member on and off since 1979. When not singing, Dan spends his days at the American Museum of Natural History, where he is Vice President and Chief Investment Officer. Dan loves jazz, and the American songbook classics. He also likes classical music, 60’s rock, and opera.
Richard BergRichard Berg, Bass
Richard is a lifelong instrumentalist who can’t resist the lure of vocal music. Since his 2007 arrival, he has sung low bass for a wide variety of New York ensembles, anchoring harmonic progressions and scaring small children across the city.

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