Kay Hight joined the team in 2020, coming from a vast background in music and entertainment.
Recently retired as the Assistant Artistic Director for the Sacramento Gay Men’s Chorus, she has spent the last decade working with people from all walks of life and is committed to making the world a better place using the talents and skills she has accumulated throughout her career.
Kay is an accomplished pianist, and has worked as a Music Director for choirs, recording artists, and live orchestras all over the West Coast. After attending the American Musical and Dramatics Academy on scholarship with a specialization in Musical Theatre Performance, she returned to her native Northern California roots to help grow the artistic community in the Sacramento region and be closer to her family.
In addition to her nine seasons with SGMC as the AAD and Principal Accompanist, Kay also performs with various groups across the region and has thrice been awarded a SARTA Elly Award for her work in local theatre programs. She is currently the Resident Music Director for the Sacramento Theatre Company.
Her unique blend of nonprofit and professional has trained her to have an open heart with every interaction, and her management, marketing, and administrative skills garnered her a diverse daytime resume. Kay has worked in leadership in the construction industry, water conservation and hydraulic engineering, client research, data analysis, and marketing strategy. She prides herself on her genuine and straight-forward communication style – and has completed special certification in Client Focus & Orientation (HR Technology) and coursework in Business Administration and Management credits from American River College.
When she’s not busy working with Cheryl’s rockstar team and amazing Clients, Kay is still an active performer and teacher in the Sacramento-area music scene, and enjoys playing with her rescue dog Gandalf and indoor rock-climbing with her partner.
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