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Artistic Staff


Carolyn Eynon
artistic director & founder

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Nellie Cronin
Collaborative pianist

Accompanist Nellie Cronin

Board & Staff

Rosemary Price Lawson

Rosemary Price Lawson BOD President Rosemary moved from Denver to Scottsdale in 1999 to marry. She had enjoyed singing for 18 years in the Colorado Chorale and was very excited when she met Carolyn Eynon in a mutual social club. Rosemary’s husband was a patron of the arts for over 40 years in Tucson and Phoenix. Rosemary naturally continued to carry the philanthropic torch after her husband passed. While managing her health and life insurance business, Rosemary joined eWomen Network Phoenix Chapter as the Executive Director for 10 years. She then joined Carolyn Eynon Singers as an alto and was part of the back-up singers for Susan Boyle when she performed at the Orpheum Theater. Carolyn Eynon provided a beautiful bounty of musical experiences and Rosemary enjoyed singing under Carolyn’s baton. As a joiner, Rosemary served as treasurer and secretary of the CES Board of Directors. After a pause in participating with CES, Rosemary has accepted the position of president of the board with a focus on preparing the organization for celebrating the 20th anniversary season in 2026-27. Rosemary and her husband Jim Lawson continue to support the performing arts in Arizona and especially sharing their philanthropy and hearts with the Carolyn Eynon Singers.

Andy Abbott

Andy Abbott BOD Acting VP Andy is a lifelong resident of Arizona, whose profession has been in finance, but has pursued choral music as his primary involvement outside of work. He earned his bachelor’s in computer information systems from Arizona State and is employed as Assistant Controller for Russell Sigler, Inc., a wholesale distributor in the air conditioning industry. Besides singing with the Carolyn Eynon Singers for 15 years, Andy has also served on the board as Director of Development and twice as Board President. Andy has three children and five grandchildren and is fortunate to have them all in the Phoenix area.

Carolyn Eynon

Carolyn Eynon BOD Member & Artistic Director

Dennis Eynon

Dennis Eynon BOD Member-at-Large Dennis and Carolyn were friends in high school in their mutual choir. Dennis sang and won the Michigan State vocal high school competition held at Interlochen after which he went to Italy to study opera. After six months in Italy, he returned to Detroit and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in theatre and business. He then joined the army. During his two and a half years at Fort Knox, Dennis was assigned to manage, direct, organize, and perform for Special Services. Sergeant Eynon sang with jazz bands, directed golf tournaments, recruited singers and instrumentalists, held formal dinner parties with entertainment, put on fashion shows, and formed an award winning army glee club. Dennis has sung in college, on television, in regional music theatre, for weddings and churches, at Detroit Red Wings hockey games, and other musical events in Detroit. After leaving the army, he returned to Michigan and again met Carolyn in the choir room of their high school, totally by coincidence. She was there for a job interview and he was there renewing his friendship with the choir director who had been his mentor. Dennis and Carolyn married in 1970, they married and moved to St. Louis, where he worked in business theatre and she taught high school choral music. His career changed directions when they returned to Detroit and Dennis became a custom home builder. In 1995, Dennis and Carolyn moved here with their three daughters, dogs, cats, and guinea pig, into a home Dennis built in Gainey Ranch. He retired and started his passion for race car driving around the southwest. He returned to retirement but still loves to build homes in Arizona. His other hobbies are traveling, singing, car shows, and supporting CES. Presently they live in north Scottsdale, have 2 married daughters, 1 actor daughter, and 2 grandchildren in Seattle. They love the culture, people, and nature that Arizona offers.

Sonya Salazar

Sonya Salazar Staff Ops & Grant Writer Sonya is a dynamic and multifaceted professional whose journey from military service to becoming a freelance grant and fundraising consultant reflects a commitment to service, leadership, and positive change. With a master's degree in organizational leadership and a background in the US Army, Sonya brings a unique blend of strategic acumen, dedication, and a passion for empowering organizations to achieve their missions. As a board member on the Grant Professionals Foundation (GPF), Sonya is pivotal in advancing the foundation's mission to promote excellence in grant writing. Beyond the boardroom and consultancy work, Sonya is a passionate advocate for veterans' issues, drawing on her personal experiences to drive meaningful change. As the owner of Battle Buddy Consulting LLC, she actively engages with organizations that support veterans' transitions to civilian life, using her expertise to bridge gaps and create opportunities for those who have served.

 

Board Advisors

Adrienne Schiffner

Dr. Anne White

Jeff Harris

Dr. Judith Burns

Marvin Perry

Mary Sue Hyatt

We welcome new volunteers from our community! Professionals, volunteers, and our own singers are invited to take an active role in leading and supporting our choir with their time, expertise, and resources. Contact us below if you have an interest!

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