Rainier Youth Choirs

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."  -  Plato

"I would teach children music, physics and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the Arts are the keys to learning." - Plato           

Leora Schwitters, Artistic Director/Founder

Director Young Women's Ensemble/Consonare & Colla Voce


Leora Schwitters retired after 25 years of teaching K-12 choral, instrumental, and general music in the public schools, mainly at Cedar Heights Junior High in Kent, WA. She holds a Bachelor's of Music, Summa Cum Laude, from Yankton College Conservatory of Music, South Dakota, and a Master of Arts for Teachers in Music Education from the University of Washington. More...

Karen Fulmer, Executive Director


Karen Fulmer is retired from the Sumner School District after teaching choral music for 31 years at the junior high and high school levels and serving as district Music Coordinator. She holds Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in secondary music education from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. More...

Brian Hoskins, Director Young Men's Ensemble/Consonare

Brian Hoskins is the choral director at Nelsen Middle School and Lindbergh High School in Renton, WA. He received his BA in Music Education from Washington State University and Masters Degree in Music Education from the Steinhardt School at New York University. More...

“The music master familiarizes children’s minds with rhythms and melodies, thus making them more civilized, more balanced, better adjusted in themselves, and more capable in whatever they say or do, for rhythm and harmony are essential to the whole of life.” - Plato