Dr. Russell Adrian, Artistic Director

Dr. Russell Adrian is in his seventh season as Artistic Director of The Summer Singers. Under his leadership, The Summer Singers were named among the top ten “Best Classical Performances of 2013” by the St. Paul Pioneer Press, and featured on a “Regional Spotlight” in 2015 by Minnesota Public Radio.

Dr. Adrian also serves as Director of Choral Activities at Hesston College, in Hesston, Kansas. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting from the University of Minnesota, where he studied with Kathy Saltzman Romey and Matthew Mehaffey. He completed a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison under Beverly Taylor and Bruce Gladstone. He currently resides in Hesston with his wife, Camille, and three children, Hannah, Micah and Elijah.   

The Summer Singers is led by a volunteer board.

Board Members
David Afdahl, President
Patrick Coleman, Vice President
Jeff Frush, Treasurer
Secretary (position open)

Sandie Anderson
Cheryl Friedrichs
Jennifer Jensen
Jessi McKinnon
Rebecca Nystuen