Directors

Nathan Wubbena
Boulder Children’s Chorale Co-Artistic Director
Boulder Children’s Chorale Bel Canto & Volante Director

Nathan Wubbena received his Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado in 2011, and his Master of Music in Music Education with a Conducting Specialization at Colorado State University in 2018. Nathan has taught students from elementary to high school to adults, on both the Front Range and Western Slope, in curricular and private settings. He has had extensive experience teaching choral, musical theater, and contemporary a cappella genres, and is an accomplished performer in each.

In 2015, he received the Outstanding Young Music Educator Award from the Colorado Music Educators Association, which honors outstanding achievement in an educator with up to 5 years of experience. His experience and recognition have since resulted in him being requested as guest clinician throughout the state of Colorado. He is Chair Emeritus of the Colorado Middle All State Choir board, of which he was a founding board member. Additionally, he runs the summer a cappella camp, of which he is the co-founder and executive director.  He resides in Longmont with his wife, Anna, and his son, James, and enjoys cheering for the Broncos and spending time outdoors with his family and two dogs.

Larisa Dreger
Boulder Children’s Chorale Co-Artistic Director
Boulder Children’s Chorale Prima Voce  & Piccolini Director

Larisa Dreger received her Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Northern Colorado. Upon completing her undergraduate degree, she taught K-5 elementary general music, middle school choir, guitar, orchestra, drama, and coached high school marching band in Colorado Springs Widefield School District #3. Mrs. Dreger currently teaches choir at Mead Middle School in the St. Vrain Valley School District and has been the Assistant Artistic Director for the Boulder Concert Chorale since 2016.

In addition to teaching in public schools, Mrs. Dreger maintains a private flute and voice studio. Previously, she served as an interim director for the Boulder Children’s Chorale Bel Canto choir, played flute in the Rocky Mountain Wind Symphony in Colorado Springs, and partnered with the Colorado Springs Children’s Chorale through their Adopt-a-School program. She was a founding member of the Colorado Elementary All-State Choir Board and currently serves on the Colorado Middle All-State Choir Board.