Board of Directors

Carolyn Rogan, President

Mary Voigt, Treasurer

Holly Soehnge, Secretary

John Gladney Proffitt, Member at Large


Dr. Paulo Gomes,

Founder and Artistic Director

Dr. Gomes holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of Houston where he studied with Dr. Charles Hausmann, and a Master of Music degree from Boston University where he received the Departmental Honor Award for outstanding achievement under the tutelage of Dr. Ann Howard Jones, David Hoose, Craig Smith and Joseph Flummerfelt.


Dr. Gomes is the Director of Choral Music at Blinn College, Brenham Campus, and Artistic Director and Founder of Houston Camerata. During his studies in Houston, Dr. Gomes served as the Assistant Director of the Houston Symphony Chorus and the Moores School of Music University Men’s Chorus and Choral Artists. In Massachusetts, Dr. Gomes served as a Visiting Professor and Director of Choral Activities at Clark University and Worcester State University.


Dr. Gomes was born in Brazil, and has conducted in his country as well as in Italy and the United States. In 1992, he received a second prize on the Premio Vicenzo Valenti conducting the orchestra and choir Josquino Salépico in Molffetta City, Italy. As a performer, Dr. Gomes advocates for a cappella choral music and choral/orchestral works, and his research interests focus on Brazilian colonial music.