Christine Kastner

Executive Director

Christine Kastner is an accomplished and successful leader with a demonstrated history of organizational expansion. After an extensive national search, she was selected as our new Executive Director and joined our team in July of this year. With an 18-year history in nonprofit administration, she is already an integral part of the Master Chorale as we launch our 77th artistic season. 


Chris’s personal and professional achievements reveal her talents in the areas of fundraising, marketing, and strong community engagement. In her previous position as President and CEO of the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra, she stabilized a struggling nonprofit and led them through remarkable and rapid growth. Kastner’s guidance established FSO as a leading musical agency in the southeastern region of North Carolina.


Contact Chris here.

Stephen Aber

Director of Operations

Stephen Aber joined the staff of NCMC in the fall of 2015 as Operations Manager. Since then, his role has expanded to include all aspects of chorus management, Box Office operations, venue contracts, graphic and web design, and office administration.


Stephen holds graduate degrees in Music and Communication and is an alumnus of Baylor, Belmont, and Queens Universities. He has worked with religious, education, and arts organizations since 2004. In addition to his work with the Chorale, he is Assistant Director of Creative Arts at Hayes Barton UMC, a licensed REALTOR, and a partner in Customerized, a small communications and marketing firm in Raleigh.


Contact Stephen here.

Diane Covington
Education Consultant
Deb Dewey
Box Office Associate
Susan Baldwin
Marketing and Social Media Consultant



Leslie Heavey, President

Jeff Hensley, Vice President
Lee Wagner, Treasurer
Stephanie Deming, Secretary


Alfred Sturgis, Music Director

Christine Kastner, Executive Director



Francis Cianfrocca
Megan Gray

Tesia Harrison

William Lee

Kay Pellack

Charn Reid
Francine Roberson

Ann Robertson

Matt Sawchak

Rob Tiller
Michael Trexler