About Us
Voces Solis is Western Pennsylvania’s premier chamber choir, performing a diverse repertoire of challenging and innovative choral works. Composed of professional musicians, music educators, and experienced choristers, we are committed to providing an educational experience for our members and our audiences alike. In addition to public performances, private events, recordings, and symposiums, Voces Solis also collaborates with other arts organizations to bring the highest quality choral chamber music to the Pittsburgh area.
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Maura Underwood
President
Maura currently serves as the president of our board and is also a member of Pittsburgh’s newest professional women’s choir, the Seraphic Singers.

During the school year, Maura can be found at Blackhawk High School in Chippewa, PA, where she serves as choral director, spring musical producer, music director, and director of the Music Academy. In addition (when does she find the time??), Maura lends her talents to Stage 62 and Throughline Theater here in Pittsburgh, where she has been involved in producing, directing, and performing. 

A 2003 graduate of The Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University, Maura received her Masters in Educational Leadership at the University of Pittsburgh.
Brian Sable
Vice President
In addition to performing with Voces Solis and serving on our Board, Bryan is an active recitalist and guest conductor throughout Southwestern PA, Northern WV, and Eastern Ohio. He served in the Professional Core of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh for five years and acted as the Assistant Director of the Junior Mendelssohn for four years. 

A graduate of West Liberty State College and California University of Pennsylvania, Bryan teaches at City Charter High School in Downtown Pittsburgh and serves as Music Assistant at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Mt. Lebanon.
Ryan Keeling
Artistic Director
Ryan Keeling is active as a teacher, singer and conductor in the Pittsburgh area. Ryan is Artistic Director of Voces Solis, Assistant Director of Music and Worship Life at Christ United Methodist Church, Conductor of Duquesne University’s Pappert Men’s Chorale, Assistant Conductor of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s “Chorus of Choice,” and Music Director of OvreArts where he conducts the OvreArts Sinfonia and is the founding conductor of the OvreArts Chamber Singers.

Ryan was recently Director of Choral Music at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist church, an adjunct faculty member at West Liberty University where he taught private and class voice, choir, and music appreciation and a Professional Core Tenor in the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh.  Ryan holds the M.M. degree in Choral Conducting from East Carolina University, the B.A. degree in Music Education from West Liberty State College, and is pursuing the D.M.A. degree in Conducting at West Virginia University.
Becki is a founding member and occasional conductor of Voces Solis and is currently kept busy as our Personnel Manager. 

She's a familiar face to fans of musical theater in Pittsburgh, having performed such roles as Mrs. Lovett in "Sweeney Todd" (Stage 62), Susan in “[title of show]” with On Again/Off Again Productions, and Mrs. Phagan in "Parade" (Front Porch Theatricals). Her popularity here in Pittsburgh has garnered the attention of readers of the City Paper, who voted her "Best Actress" in their 2011 "Best of Pittsburgh" issue. 

Becki also works as an accompanist and music director and has music directed for West Allegheny, Pine Richland, and Carlynton high schools, as well as for various educational theaters. She was a member of the voice faculty at Pennsylvania’s Governor’s School for the Arts for nine years and ideated and taught the Musical Theater Elective, and she is a member of the voice faculty at Grove City College, teaches with the Creative Vision program in Pittsburgh Public Schools for the Civic Light Opera, and maintains a private voice and piano studio. 

And it doesn’t stop there! In addition to her work with students, performing on stage, and here at Voces Solis, Becki continues to be an active member of the Pittsburgh musical community, having performed with The Pittsburgh Philharmonic, Aeolian Winds, and OvreArts. She has also performed with Ben Folds and the Pittsburgh Symphony as a member of the FoldsChoir!
Becki Toth
Managing Director
Rich Williams
Treasurer
Rich Williams has been singing with Voces Solis since 2013 and is now acting as our Treasurer.  In addition to performing with Voces Solis, Rich is an active member of the Pittsburgh church music community.  He has been a chorister and featured soloist at Christ UMC (Bethel Park), Third Presbyterian (Shadyside), and St. Paul’s Episcopal (Mt. Lebanon), and he is a founding member of a men’s sextet, Believe.  He has performed tenor solo roles in many major works, most notably Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem and Coronation Mass, Haydn’s Creation and Lord Nelson Mass, Mendelssohn’sElijah, and numerous Bach cantatas.

Rich has also performed on stage in a production of two baroque operas, John Blow’s “Venus and Adonis” and Henry Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas”, performed with Chatham Baroque at Synod Hall.  In 2009, Rich had the exciting opportunity to sing in a staged Heinz Hall production of excerpted portions of The Music Man, directed by Marvin Hamlisch and featuring the incomparable Shirley Jones.  Rich has twice been part of select chamber choirs chosen to sing with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and he will make his Pittsburgh Opera chorus debut in early 2017.

A native of Nashville and graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Rich works as an engineer at the Bettis Laboratory when he’s not singing.