Rita Scheffers

Rita ScheffersRita Scheffers (1961) studied piano, church music (organ and conducting) and organ at the Conservatory in Maastricht with Jan Raas, Jean Wolfs and Frans van Beveren. Through workshops and masterclasses with Sylvere van Lieshout and Marijke van Klaveren, it had focused on the phenomenon of children’s singing. Besides her work as a piano and organ teacher at the Academy of Music and Dance in Weert is also conductor of several youth and women’s choirs in the region. Beside Equal Voices, Giocoso (Weert), Vocal Ensemble Genti and Cantarella (Swartbroek) are under her artistic direction. With these choirs she won several awards in recent years at national and international festivals.