Youth Conductors – Amy

Amy Mascio
Amy Mascio

Soprano Amy Mascio and her husband, Bobby, are the parents of three boys. She has sung with the Orange County Millennial™ Choirs & Orchestra (OCMCO) since its inaugural concert in 2007. After a brief hiatus to complete her education, she returned to OCMCO in 2010.

Amy received her Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance from California State University, Fullerton where she graduated with both vocal and opera area honors. While at Fullerton she studied opera performance with Janet Smith (and currently continues her studies with her); coached with Mark Salters; and performed extensively in all CSUF operatic productions. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Brigham Young University, Idaho where she studied voice with Eda Ashby and Kristine Ciesinski. Prior to college Amy participated in the award-winning Fountain Valley High School choral program under the direction of Ted Reid. In addition to her degrees she studied with The Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, Italy through the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Amy is currently in her ninth season as a soprano with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and often performs as a guest artist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl. Her professional recordings include The Verdi Requiem on Deutsch Grammaphon, Górecki: Miserere on Decca, and the newly Released Los Angeles Master Choral: Festival of Carols, recorded live at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Amy has worked with notable conductors in the United States and Europe, including Grant Gershon, Esa Pekka Salonen, Lionel Bringuier, Charles Dutoit, Mack Wilberg, Gianfranco Cosmi, and Gustavo Dudamel.

Youth Conductors – Hillary

Hillary Haynie
Hillary Haynie

Hillary Haynie and her husband, Josh, are the parents of two children. She is currently the Youth Choirs Conductor’s Assistant for the East Valley Millennial™ Choirs & Orchestras in Arizona. Hillary has been singing soprano in the MCO Grand Chorus since 2007, MCO’s inaugural year.

Hillary earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance at Brigham Young University. During her time at BYU she studied voice and choral music with many esteemed professors and conductors. Nearing the end of her college career she began a private vocal studio and continues to teach private voice today.

Hillary enjoys learning new and valuable things from the immeasurable conductors of MCO. She is also thrilled to have the opportunity to spend time with the youth of MCO. Seeing thousands of youth progress towards perfection in both vocal technique and spiritual maturity is incredibly rewarding and something Hillary is proud to be a part of.

Hillary’s mentors include Clayne Robison, Diane Reich, Darrell Babidge, Lawrence Vincent, Rosalind Hall, Brett Stewart, Brandon Stewart, and Ted Reid.