About the Directors


Phil Clary, Artistic Director

A native Cincinnatian, Phil Clary is also the Director of Music at Indian Hill Church and a teacher in the Music Department at Indian Hill High School.  Phil is a member of the Cincinnati Fusion Ensemble, comprised of nationally and internationally renowned singers, based in the Cincinnati, Ohio area.  His professional choral experience also includes singing with the Vocal Arts Ensemble of Cincinnati for several seasons. Mr. Clary earned a Bachelor of Music Education in Vocal Music degree from Northern Kentucky University and a Master of Educational Leadership degree from Xavier University. He also completed a year of choral conducting studies at the University of Cincinnati (CCM) under Dr. Stephen Coker. Phil enjoys travel, theater, and good restaurants.  He and his wife, Erin, are active in the foreign exchange program YFU (Youth for Understanding), and they have hosted several high school and college students who have come to the U.S. for educational and cultural experiences.

Lisa Peters, Assistant Conductor

Lisa Peters is a graduate of Ithaca College School of Music in Ithaca, New York where she received a Bachelor of Music Education with an emphasis in Choral Music.  In addition she holds a Master’s Degree in Education with Music Emphasis from Xavier University.  Originally from the state of Vermont, Ms. Peters taught high school choir in the Cincinnati area for 30 years, first at Amelia High School and then at Walnut Hills High School. Since her retirement from public school teaching, Ms. Peters has stayed active as a local choral educator. She held the adjunct choral director position at Mount Saint Joseph University for three years. Presently, she is on the staff of the Cincinnati Boychoir where she is a conductor as well as the director of their music literacy program. In addition to her assistant conductor role with the Cincinnati Choral Society, she is also a member of the CCS board.