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Artistic Staff


Carolyn Eynon
artistic director & founder

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Nellie Cronin
Collaborative pianist

Accompanist Nellie Cronin

Board & Admin

Rosemary Price Lawson

Rosemary Price Lawson Board 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.

Carolyn Eynon

Carolyn Eynon

Artistic Director

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Carma Paden

Carma Paden VP Communications Carma has worked in communications for decades and has been involved with nonprofit boards in the Valley for a dozen years. After stepping out of the public sector to homeschool her four children, her initial involvement with nonprofits came through getting involved in her children’s organizations. Her two daughters sang for eleven years with the Arizona Girlchoir, and Carma served as the board secretary and communications director for the same period of time, working with everything from internal communications to website design to fundraising. She now does the same for the Carolyn Eynon Singers board as the vice president of communications and marketing. Professionally (pre-children), Carma served as assistant to the editor-in-chief of the Journal for Architectural Planning and Research, as the publications director at the Beach Center on Families and Disability, and as a production editor at Gorsuch Scarisbrick Publishing, among other positions. When she retired from public work to homeschool, she helped found and became the leader of her local homeschool group and moved from there into the nonprofit world, where she continues in her niche now that her children are grown.

Sonya Salazar

Sonya Salazar

Operations & Grants

Jolene Kuty

Dr. Jolene Kuty Board Treasurer Dr. Jolene Kuty of Kuty Chiropractic has been serving the Valley since 2005. She has been on the board of the New Shul and also the Sandpiper Elementary School, where she served as vice president of fundraising for seven years. Jolene was in the inaugural cohort of the Women's Leadership Institute and serves on the WLI alumnae committee. Jolene has six children and has sung as a soprano in the CES choir since 2022.

Peter Murphy

Peter Murphy Board Secretary Meet Peter, a passionate music educator and accomplished musician with five years of professional experience in cultivating musical talents as a music teacher at Montessori Day School in Sunnyslope in Phoenix. As an integral member of the board of directors, Peter blends his musical expertise and philosophical insights, bringing his unique perspective to enrich our organization’s vision and direction and contributing to the choir’s artistic and administrative endeavors. Peter has a degree in philosophy. He serves as the board secretary and is in his second season singing with CES.

Dennis Eynon

Dennis Eynon 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.

Andy Abbott

Andy Abbott Board Member Emeritus 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.

 

Advisory Panel

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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