Our Voice Milwaukee is Milwaukee's chorus for Gay men and allies.
Offering HARMONY in music to help inspire HARMONY in the community. Our Voice Milwaukee exists to provide a visible presence and a positive voice in and for the Wisconsin LGBT communities.
Accompanist: Joshua Parman
Originally from Nashville, Josh now lives in Milwaukee where he works as Classical Music Editor at Hal Leonard Corporation. He is active as an accompanist in the area with Waukesha Civic Theatre, Theatre Unchained, In Tandem Theatre, Theatre on Main, Lake Country Players, Opera on Tap, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and also serves as music director for Calvary Memorial United Church of Christ.
Josh holds two degrees in music composition from Middle Tennessee State University and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Our Voice Milwaukee
OVM is organized and promoted by the singing and non-singing members who devote their time, talents, and financial support to do everything it takes on stage and behind the scenes to make the music happen. We are truly a community chorus, committed to spreading harmony and goodwill throughout Milwaukee and beyond.
Read the Our Voice Milwaukee Values Statement
Founding Artistic Director Emeritus
Ken Forney was with Our Voice Milwaukee since our inception. In addition, he was also Director of Music Ministry at Bristol Lutheran Church in Sun Prarie. Ken often worked with local musicians and choral groups as a clinician. He actively worked as one of our main points of contact as we built community through song. His proudest achievements include the many partnerships Our Voice Milwaukee has successfully undertaken through our first 4 seasons including the nationwide It Gets Better Tour, One Voice Mixed Chorus of Minneapolis, and locally Women’s Voices Milwaukee, SAGE, the Milwaukee LGBT Center and many more. Ken is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater with emphasis in Piano Performance and Choral Music. He is now living in California.
Accompanist in Memoriam: Mary Schuett
Forever in our hearts, Mary was much loved by the chorus and will be remembered. Succeeded, but never replaced.