Soprano Renee Stanley is a native of Lawrence, Kansas and graduated from the University of Kansas in 2003. At KU, Renee performed with the Chamber Choir under the direction of Simon Carrington, and she toured with the group to the ACDA Regional Convention in Oklahoma City in 2000, the ACDA National Convention in San Antonio in 2001, Hungary in 1999 and Brazil in 2001. She also performed with the KU Jazz Singers under the direction of Mitos Andaya and appeared with the Collegium Musicum and Oread Consort. Renee's innate musicality, sensible tone and "lovely, silvery voice" (Kansas City Star) provides Octarium's lauded choral sonority its pristine and peerless upper register. Renee is a founding member of Octarium and currently resides in Seattle, Washington.