About Us

Our Story
Cary Youth Voices has a long history in our community. Launched in 2000 as the Cary Children’s Concert Choir, under the umbrella of the Concert Singers of Cary, the original choir served 28 children in grades 3 through 6. As interest in the choir grew and the numbers of children auditioning swelled, additional choirs were added to serve youth in grades 2-12. In 2016, the Cary Children’s Concert Choirs became an independent non-profit group and the name was changed to Cary Youth Voices to better represent the age range of the close to 80 youth we now serve.

Our Staff

Megan Maloney
Co-Director

As a former Cary Youth Voices singer herself, Mrs. Megan Maloney went on to earn her Music Education degree from Meredith College. There, she concentrated in voice and the choral art form. She now teaches full time at Cary Christian School as the 4th and 5th grade choir director as well as the Associate Upper School Choir Director. She also gets to teach courses like Music Appreciation and Fundamentals of Music! In her free time, she loves to be at the beach with her husband, Kenny and her dog Salter! Megan is a Cary native and is grateful to teach music in a place where she fell in love with it.

Allen Botwick
Co-Director

Mr. Botwick is joining the Cary Youth Voices team as Co-Director for the 2022-23 season. Growing up just down the road in Holly Springs, he began to see how music has a unique way of bringing people together. After studying music education and vocal performance at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he became the chorus teacher at Green Hope High School in Cary. In his free time, he loves to play disc golf and spend time with his fiance, Kristen, and two dogs, Winnie and Paco. Allen is looking forward to making beautiful music with the Cary Youth Voices community!

Michelle Morrow
Accompanist

Michelle Morrow is a lifelong accompanist, having started playing for choirs in a volunteer capacity while in middle school and continuing throughout high school, college at the University of Virginia and beyond. She has worked with vocal teachers, school choirs and other musical productions locally at Ligon Middle, Grace Christian School and Wake Tech Community College. She also currently teaches piano privately and serves as pianist and Musical Director for Ernest Myatt Presbyterian Church in Raleigh.

Roberta Thomason

Founding Artistic Director

Mrs. Thomason launched the Cary Children’s Concert Choir, what we know today as the Cary Youth Voices, back in 2000. She oversaw the growth of the choir from humble beginnings to triumphant success that continues on today.

Mrs. Thomason has over 30 years of experience as a music educator and choral director. She is an honors graduate of Furman University, with a degree in music education and choral certification at both elementary and secondary levels.

Mrs. Thomason continues to teach piano in the Cary area, and maintains an active schedule as an adjudicator and clinician for choral ensembles.