Zan Ehly

Zan Ehly (they/them/theirs) has been a VISIONS consultant for 12 years. After many years living and working in Boston, MA, they now live in Borrego Springs, CA. Alongside their work as a VISIONS consultant, Zan is a professional musician and an experienced educator, coach, counselor, workshop and retreat leader, and practices embodied spiritual accompaniment. As an educator, they were most recently Artist-in-Residence and Faculty in Voice, Body, Culture, and Leadership at Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, and have served on the voice faculties of UMass/Boston, Harvard University Choir, New England Conservatory Early Vocal Training Division, and Walnut Hill School, as well as leading workshops on voice and leadership at Suffolk County House of Correction, Boston College, Emerson College, ZUMIX, Brimmer and May School, the Diaconal Formation Program in the Episcopal Diocese of MA, Episcopal City Mission, for the Brothers of Society of St. John the Evangelist, Cambridge, and with First Nations and settler Anglicans in central British Columbia, Canada. As soprano soloist and chamber musician, they have performed locally, nationally, and internationally on the operatic, concert and recital stage in a repertoire that spans from the medieval to the contemporary and across many national styles. Some of their local performances have been with First Night! in Boston and New Bedford, Boston Lyric Opera, as soloist with many local choral groups, and on recital series at Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Northeastern University, Boston College, Wellesley College, UMass Boston and Dartmouth, and radio appearances on WGBH, WERS and WBUR. Internationally they have performed in Armenia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Turkey. As a white-bodied, raised-Protestant, queer, genderqueer, US person, it is both their keen delight and citizen responsibility to engage in the ongoing transformation and decolonization of themselves and of the individuals and organizations with which they work. For many years they have combined their intimate knowledge of and passion for the body and voice with their passion for justice and unleashing the full vitality of human beings. Zan brings curiosity, compassion and patience to their expertise in understanding and transforming/healing the intersected and hybrid ways that racism and other oppressions live in the bodies and imaginations of people from both historically “included” and “excluded” groups, and the communities and organizations they form.