Joan Gregoryk, Founder & Artistic Director of the Children’s Chorus of Washington (CCW), is internationally recognized as a leading authority on children’s vocal music. She founded CCW in 1995 with the goal of develop-ing the top children’s vocal ensemble in metropolitan Washington. She has prepared choruses for performances with leading conductors such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Helmuth Rilling, Leonard Slatkin, and Valery Gergiev. Ms. Gregoryk is in constant demand as a teacher, author, and guest conductor in the United States, Canada, and Europe. She has received numerous honors including Outstanding Arts Educator in the United States from the Rockefeller Brothers Funds Awards in Arts Education, Greater Washington Choral Excellence Award, Maryland Outstanding Elementary Music Educator Award, and the Conservatory Medal of Excellence from Shenandoah University.