David M. Spitko, Artistic Director
As a child, David M. Spitko studied piano with Dorothy Heebner and participated in his church choir under Marian Archibald. Both experiences were instrumental in developing his love of music. During this time, when his church was in need of a summer organist, he taught himself to play the organ. In his college years, while studying political science at Ursinus College, he learned conducting and served as a student director of the college choirs for four years.
After his college years, David experienced theatre enjoying roles in The Music Man, Showboat, South Pacific, Yeomen of the Guard and The Mikado. In the busy year of 1978, he accepted the position of Organist/Choir Director at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church (UDLC) and formed The Choristers. In the mid-1980s, David took an 18-month sabbatical from his position at UDLC to assist and receive advanced training in directing from Robert Carwithen at First Presbyterian Church in Germantown. In 2004, David retired from his position at UDLC to concentrate on his position with The Choristers.
“Through the years, I have been incredibly blessed to have the experience of preparing and directing the wonderful music that the choir has presented.” David practices labor and employment law as a sole practitioner in North Wales where he lives with his wife, Sue (the choir’s Treasurer) and six cats: Sami, Braveheart, Friar Tuck, Midnight, Shadow and Chip.
Kelly Wyszomierski, Associate Conductor
Associate Director Kelly Wyszomierski is one of the newest members of The Choristers' leadership. In 2008, she graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in music education. After graduating, she taught middle school choir and general music in West Hartford, CT for five years. During this time, she earned tenure and served as administrative team leader for the music teachers in her building. In 2013, Kelly returned to Pennsylvania to pursue a Masters of Music degree in choral conducting at Temple University. After graduating in May 2015, Kelly and her husband, Steve, moved into their first home in Elkins Park with their cat, Cocoa. This fall, she will be joining the staff at Philadelphia Performing Arts Charter School (teaching 5-12 choir and music theory) and Pennsylvania Youth Chorale. Kelly also teaches private piano, voice and conducting lessons; for more information about private lessons, visit www.musicallyinclinedkw.weebly.com. Kelly is a true-blue Nittany Lions fan and a San Francisco Giants fan who also enjoys cooking, reading, and skiing.
Michelle Enos, Accompanist
Michelle Enos received a Bachelor's degree from the University of New Hampshire in 2011 and her Master's degree from Temple University in 2014, both in piano performance. Her teachers have included Paul Dykstra, Arlene Kies, and Charles Abramovic.
Michelle believes that absolutely anyone can benefit from the study of music, and currently teaches piano lessons and classes at Settlement Music School. She has accompanied and taught at various summer arts camps in New England, and was selected to participate in Atlantic Music Festival in July 2013. She developed a love for choir music singing in her undergraduate college choir and chamber singers groups, and since then has enjoyed working with many choirs both as a singer and as an accompanist. Michelle currently performs regularly as a collaborative pianist and a soloist, and organizes house concerts mingling classical with other genres of music in her home in West Philadelphia.
When she is not playing or teaching piano Michelle might be practicing yoga, hiking or camping, studying bluegrass fiddle, or working towards her certification as a birth doula.