What We Do
Résonance is a premier vocal ensemble, comprised of multi-talented, semiprofessional singers whose mission is to engage, inspire and challenge through eclectic and innovative vocal music performances and compelling collaborations.
Based in Omaha, the organization was founded in 2012 by three inspired sopranos who saw the need for a collaborative ensemble. Under the leadership of its first music director, Kevin Smith, Résonance grew from eight singers to a core performing ensemble of 16 singers. In 2015, Music Director and Principal Conductor A. Barron Breland was named, along with accomplished composer and pianist, Mark Kurtz as Associate Music Director and Collaborative Pianist. The ensemble believes that all vocal and choral music is, at its heart, about telling stories, and therefore undertakes a wide range of repertoire – regardless of genre or content – to provide uncommonly varied experiences for its audiences.