A Music Education graduate of the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, Liana Salinas is the MCC Artistic Director and ensemble conductor for the Advanced Chorus. She taught choral music, jazz vocal and theory at Miami Arts Charter School on the Wynwood campus. Liana is an alumna of the Miami Children’s Chorus where she was a member for 10 years. During her time as a chorister, she received the Christie Prieto Outstanding Chorister Award in 2006 and 2008. She remains the only chorister to have ever received this distinction twice. Her extensive experiences with the Miami Children’s Chorus gives Ms. Salinas a unique opportunity to continue the legacy Mr. Sharp leaves behind.