Creative Team 2019-2020
The Creative Team drives the ensemble towards our artistic goals by leading our rehearsals each week, selecting meaningful and challenging repertoire, bringing in expert coaches, conducting regular vocal assessments, and participating in workshops to improve their own vocal, conducting, and performance skills.
Mira Taferner, Artistic Director
Mira is a widely successful performance artist and designer with over 15 years of experience in a cappella, barbershop, and dance. She served on the Visual and Music Teams for the Harmunichs, a three-time champion of Barbershop in Germany (“BinG!”), and in March 2016, she took home the bronze medal with her quartet Kickstart at the BinG! National Convention. This allowed her to join the Heavy Medal chorus, a mixed Barbershop ensemble from Germany consisting of BinG! quartet medalists. Mira’s first performance with Sirens of Gotham was at the Sweet Adelines International Harmony Classic contest, where she helped guide the chorus towards a 1st Place finish.
Mira is a recurring faculty member at BinG! Harmony College and has been an ambassador for expansion and celebration of barbershop music in Europe. She is also a professional senior graphic designer with over 7 years of work experience.