Altos of The Doorway Singers
Katie joined Doorway this year, after moving here from Niagara Falls, NY. Her family and church encouraged her love for God and for music from a young age, especially in the area of dance. She has been trained in ballet, pointe, jazz, hip hop, tap and modern dance in the last 12 years, and she attended the University of Valley Forge where she got her degree in Church Music. Katie now teaches private voice lessons and works in her church's music ministry, using her talents as an expressive outlet and a way to reach other people positively. She has a particular passion to help children with autism reach their greatest potential through therapy, and hopes to incorporate music into this somehow.
Laura (Marketing) joined in 2017. Beginning with her first solo in church at age 6, she has been hooked on music. After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Music at Southern Wesleyan University she came back to Hampton Roads and has been singing ever since. You can find her teaching voice and piano, leading worship at Discover Church in Chesapeake, or working at local community theaters (on and off stage). When she is not singing or playing piano she is busy at www.afrugalchick.com.
Ava (Instagram) joined Doorway in 2017 as its youngest member to date! She is currently home schooling and taking classes at TCC while she takes vocal lessons from Dr. Brian Nedvin at Old Dominion University. For the last three years, Ava has participated in all-state chorus and all-district chorus, and has also performed pop music on Beach Street USA with her brother, Jaron. You may have seen her as Sister Sophia in Sound of Music or Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray (Kemps Landing MS), or in the ensembles of Aladdin or Grease (Hurrah Players).
Beverly (Manager) is a founding member of The Doorway Singers. After receiving her B.A. and J.D. from the College of William and Mary in 1984, Beverly moved to Virginia Beach and has been practicing law and performing in the area ever since. She is also a founding member of the musical group Celtica and currently performs with them on vocals, keyboard, hammered dulcimer, and penny whistle. You may also have seen her solo acts at other local events such as the Neptune Festival, Harborfest, the Portsmouth Seawall Festival, and First Night Williamsburg.