Joining us this 2017-2018 season, Northwest Girlchoir is thrilled to welcome Jura Litchfield as our new Prep Choir Conductor!

Jura Litchfield
Jura Litchfield comes to Northwest Girlchoir with a passion for teaching young people and over 30 years of experience as a music teacher, conductor, and arts administrator. Jura has taught music and choir at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, in Massachusetts, Berlin, Germany, and New York (City and State).

She has served as Director of Music at churches in Maine and New York. She has also worked as a school music department chairperson, a director of a community arts center, and a development director for a non-profit arts institute. Jura has Kod├íly and Orff certification and degrees from Columbia University (Master of Arts) and Barnard College (Bachelor of Arts). 

With rehearsals beginning next week, Jura is excited to start working with Northwest Girlchoir's youngest choristers! There's still space to join us for our 45th Anniversary season -- learn more at


Also joining the artistic staff as Prep Choir Accompanist is Annie Chang-Center!


Annie Chang-Center, violist and pianist, started performing as a pianist in her native Taiwan for foreign dignitaries when she was six years old. Since she came to the U.S. at thirteen, Annie has concertized in Europe, Asia and the U.S. as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician. 

Currently, she is a member of the Arizona Musicfest Orchestra in Scottsdale, AZ, the Black Pearl Orchestra in Philadelphia, PA, South Florida Symphony in Key West, FL, and was featured recently in a string quartet for the Seattle Opera production "As One."

Annie has also served as an arts administrator, teacher, and visual artist and we are thrilled to bring her many talents to Northwest Girlchoir!