Pamela Miller, soprano
Pam is currently employed with UNC Asheville as the Program Support Staff in the Department of Music. She also is a Print Marketing Coordinator for North Park Marketing, a small company based in her home. She is a member of the Asheville Choral Society (ACS) and a member of the ACS ambassador group Tempus. Pam works as the soloist and section leader of the Trinity Episcopal Church choir. Before moving to Asheville, she sang in the Washington, DC area with The Oratorio Society of Washington (now the Washington Chorus) and the Cantate Chamber Singers and also dabbled with Irish music singing. Her great loves are her dog CoCo and fiance Robin Smith.
Nana Hosmer Griffin, soprano
Nana has had the pleasure of singing with many groups, theatres, and churches in her native Syracuse NY, and in Asheville, where she has lived for over a decade. Most recently, she has been a featured soloist and section leader for Trinity Presbyterian Church in Hendersonville, has sung with The Asheville Choral Society for over 10 seasons, was the Alto soloist in The Modern American Music Project's production of The Little Match Girl Passion, and has been a featured player in several productions at Asheville Community Theatre, most recently as The Lady of the Lake in SPAMALOT! She is absolutely thrilled to have been invited to join Pastyme. She lives in Asheville with her husband, Tom, their daughter Eloise, and their two furry children Boris (canine) and Calzone (feline). In her spare time not singing, she enjoys knitting, cross stitch, pop culture, and watching historical documentaries.
Virginia DeMoss, alto
Virginia is thrilled to be the newest member of Pastyme. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in music and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Florida State University. She has a long list of musical theater credits, her most favorite shows being Songs for a New World, The Fantasticks, Nine, Company, and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. She has also sung with several contemporary a cappella groups at the collegiate and post-collegiate level. Currently, Virginia serves as the Director of Development for the Contemporary A Cappella Society and Album Production Coordinator for Varsity Vocals, LLC. Locally, she has sung with The Asheville Symphony Choir, Vocal Blast Showchoir/LAB Singers, and with the congregational choir at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Asheville. Virginia loves spending time at home or out and about with her husband, Rex, and her son, Felix.
Julie Williams, alto
Julie has a long history of musical theater experience including roles in Into the Woods, Hansel & Gretel, and a whip-wielding dominatrix in Lysistrata. She directs the Jubilee Handbell Choir at First United Methodist Church - Hendersonville. She previously performed with Duke University’s Chapel Choir, Schola Cantorum, and Vesper Ensemble, and also toured and performed at Carnegie Hall with Duke’s Out of the Blue, an all female a cappella group. She has presented Mr. Wizard Science Shows for school kids throughout the northeast, and currently works in Supply Chain at GE Lighting Systems. She lives in Mills River with her husband, Charles, and son, Ben.
Lee Thomas, tenor
Lee is currently the Director of Music and Administrative Assistant at Trinity United Methodist Church in West Asheville. He holds a BA in Vocal Performance from Western Carolina University. In his free time, Lee enjoys genealogy and reading a good murder mystery. He taught High School music and chorus at Carolina Day School for nine years. He has appeared in leading musical theater roles with Haywood Arts Repertory Theatre (HART), Parkway Playhouse, Kudzu Players, Mockingbird Theatre, and Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre (SART). He has also sung the roles of Monostatos in The Magic Flute, Captain Richard Warrington in Naughty Marietta, Frederic in The Pirates of Penzance, Don Curzio in The Marriage of Figaro, and Ezekiel Cheever in The Crucible and soloed with the Hendersonville Symphony Orchestra, Asheville Choral Society, and Midday Musicals.
Jeff is Dean of Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at UNC Asheville. He also sings in the choir at the Cathedral of All Souls. He is an avid bicyclist who has named his bike Josquin, as in Desprez, and spends many hours riding on the Blue Ridge Parkway and elsewhere around Asheville. Jeff spends any other spare time reading, working outside and spending time with his wife Kate and children, Nicholas and Flora.
Rob Flores, baritone
Roberto enjoys performing Musical Theatre, Oratorio and Opera throughout the South East and Europe. Roberto has been a soloist with the Asheville Symphony, and performs regularly with the Asheville Lyric Opera. Flores has studied in association with the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, Germany, and holds a Bachelor’s degree from James Madison University in Virginia. He has enjoyed work as a speaker, vocal clinician, percussionist and the producer of two independent CD projects. Roberto also enjoys playing bassoon with the Hendersonville Community Band.
Ken Wilson, bass
Ken retired as Applications Programmer in the Office of Institutional Research at UNC-Asheville
and is now the Administrative Assistant for Trinity Episcopal Church in Asheville. He holds a BA
in music from Mars Hill College, has served as musical director for SART and the Buncombe County
Summer Children’s Theatre, and currently sings with the Trinity Episcopal Church Choir. Ken does
some choral arranging and is the master of the Pastyme website.