Sonny Willis, a conducting fellow with the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, is the principal conductor of the Amani Chorus. Sonny also assists with rehearsals for the Young Men’s Chorus, and conducts elementary, middle, and high school students in YPC’s School Choruses program in New York City public schools. A native of North Carolina, Sonny comes to YPC after 13 years as the choral conductor and drama specialist for Greensboro Day School, where he directed middle and high school choruses and founded a successful musical theater program with over 100 students. He is also the music and drama associate at Destination Broadway, an intensive New York-based musical theater summer workshop, where he works alongside Broadway performers, directors, and teachers to train students in voice and acting. He holds a BA in Music from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.