Badger State Girl Choir | Staff
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Meet our Staff

Dr. Kevin Meidl

Artistic Director

Coro Angeli Conductor

Kevin Meidl co-founded the Badger State Girl Choir in partnership with the Valley Academy for the Arts in Neenah, Wisconsin.  As conductor and artistic director of this ensemble, he leads elementary, middle and high school girls in a diverse performance-based program inclusive of both choral music performance and literacy.

In addition, he is the artistic director and principal conductor with the Appleton Boychoir, a treble choir of young boys currently celebrating their forty-second season.  He is past director of choirs and music department chair at Appleton West High School and the Renaissance School for the Arts.  He taught junior high school and high school choral music in Appleton for thirty-seven years.  He is also past conductor of the Fox Valley Symphony Chorus, a 100 voice adult choir that performed major works annually with the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra.

Autumn Meyers

Prima Choir Conductor

Vivace Choir Conductor

Autumn Meyers is in her twelfth season as a conductor with the Badger State Girl Choir.  Hailing from Neenah, Wisconsin, Mrs. Meyers is a 2004 graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point.  She received a Bachelor of Music in Choral and General Music Education.  After leaving Stevens Point, she taught for the Green Bay Area School District as an elementary general music specialist and for the Rosendale Brandon School District, where she was responsible for the secondary choral music program.


Mrs. Meyers is in her twelfth year with the Appleton Area School District.  She is director of choirs at Appleton West High School, directing Men's Choir, Kantorei and Chamber Choir.  

Danielle Braun

Amabile Choir Conductor


Danielle Braun is the director of choirs at Shattuck Middle School in Neenah.  She graduated in May of 2018 from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a Bachelors of Music Degree in Choral and General Music Eductation.  In college, she assisted the UW Women's Choncert Chorale as well as the Symphonic Orchestra.  


A graduate of Appleton West High School, she is excited to to return to her hometown and work with such great singers and colleagues.

Eric Britz

Assistant Conductor

Voice and Music Literacy Instructor

Eric Britz is in his 8th year of teaching Choral and General Music at Webster Stanley Middle and Elementary School in the Oshkosh Area School District.  He graduated in 2013 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelors of Music Degree in Choral and General Music Education.  In college he was a member of the UW Concert Choir and held an undergraduate internship with the University Chorus.  He was also the music director and arranger for an a cappella group which received 2nd place honors in a national competition in 2013 under his direction.


A native of Appleton, Mr. Britz is a graduate of Appleton West High School and an alumnus of the Appleton Boychoir.  He is also a member of the American Choral Directors Association.

Sarah E. Wheeler

Collaborative Pianist


Sarah E. Wheeler collaborates in classical vocal and instrumental repertoire, musical theatre and choral music.  Sarah has played for musicals with Neenah Riverside Players, UW-Fox Valley, Lawrence University, Kimberly High School and Appleton East High School.  She has also collaborated with choral groups including Lawrence University Viking Chorale, Oshkosh Youth Choir and Kimberly and Appleton East High Schools.  Currently, Sarah is a staff pianist at Lawrence University Conservatory of Music, accompanies Kimberly High School choirs and vocalists and freelances in the Appleton area.


Previously based in New York City, Sarah was Principal Vocal Coach and an assitant Music Director with New York Opera Exchange, on the music faculty as a piano accompanist at Adelphi University and played for various voice teachers in Manhattan, including at Barnard College.  She also played with musical groups including the New Jersey State Opera and Village Light Opera Group.


Sarah has held staff positions at Boston Ballet School, Interlochen Arts Camp and College Light Opera Company.  She has worked as a pianist with regional theaters including Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre and The Little Theatre on the Square.  She also performed in many student vocal and instrumental recitals at Lawrence and Boston Universities.


Originally from Waterville, Maine, Sarah received her Master in Music in Collaborative Piano from Boston University in 2010.  She received her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Lawrence University in 2007.

Audrey Moore

Choir Manager


Audrey Moore is a classical flutist, church musician and private teacher in the Fox Valley.  She currently teaches flute at Appleton West High School as well as at her home studio in Appleton.  In addition, she works at Appleton West High School as the Director of the Music Scholars Institute.  She enjoys performing with a variety of groups including the Wisconsin Symphonic Winds, Fox Valley Flute Choir and the Appleton Boychoir.


Mrs. Moore has a Master of Music in Flute Performance from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Music in Flute Performance from Millikin University.  She has studied with Debbie Eddy, Mary Ellen Pool, Fritz Kraber and Jacqueline Hofto.

Billy Brandt

ArtsCore Intern


William Brandt is currently in his fourth year at The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, studying for his Bachelor's degree in Choral and General Music Education.  A native of Appleton, Mr. Brandt is an alumni of Appleton West High School, where he was the recipient of the National School Choral Award.  He is also an active member of the Boy Scouts as an Assistant Scoutmaster.