Dustin Willetts - Artistic Director/Conductor
Dustin Willetts is the Artistic Director/Conductor for Cantabile Chamber Choir in Mount Vernon, Kulshan Chorus in Bellingham, and Sno-King Chorale in Edmonds.
Willetts has served on the Board of Directors for the Seattle Children’s Chorus for 6 years. As a saxophone player, Willetts has performed with musical royalty such as Allen Toussaint, Lizz Wright, and Sonny Turner. He is frequently a guest adjudicator and clinician in both choral and instrumental communities. When asked to articulate his truest passion, Willetts, who lives and breathes music, replied, “Immersing myself in other cultures. I love to see how a culture lives. Food, drink, music, dance - it’s all intertwined.”
Cheri Cook-Blodgett - Collaborative Pianist
Cheri Cook-Blodgett has served as the collaborative pianist for Cantabile since 2009. She retired recently from the Skagit Valley Chorale, which she accompanied since 1987. She brings to her position a strong sensitivity to the various musical styles, and a true understanding of the role of the accompanist in a choral organization. Always up for any challenge, she has been featured numerous times as a solo performer, and has accompanied on piano, organ, and synthesizer. Cheri also enjoys working with chamber groups, solo instrumentalists, and vocalists, in musical styles ranging from classics to jazz. Cheri frequently plays for weddings, musical theater, and other events.
Kathleen Roché-Zujko - Executive Director
Kathleen Roché-Zujko joined Cantabile Chamber Choir for the 2017-18 season. She was appointed its executive director in May 2018. She has been singing and performing in theaters and on the concert stage since she was 10 years old in musicals, opera, and stage plays, and even had a run as “The Diva” at Teatro ZinZanni in Seattle. While relatively new to Cantabile, she is committed to working hard to strengthen it's reputation for musical excellence.