First introduced to the Master Singers of Milwaukee in 2014, Robert immediately recognized the tremendous value of this long-standing Milwaukee tradition and its integral place in the vibrant arts community it serves. Over the last several years, he has had the pleasure of working with the amazing musicians and leaders of the MSM on a variety of projects, both as a singer and volunteer, solidifying his passion for the awe-inspiring work the organization has done since its founding.

For nearly two decades, Robert has provided expert leadership and guidance to a multitude of nonprofit organizations throughout southeastern Wisconsin by capitalizing on his diverse background in arts advocacy, organizational development, and public relations/marketing. Robert’s passion for helping organizations to realize their full potential and implement dynamic new methods for marketing and fundraising is praised by his contemporaries for rethinking the way nonprofits engage their community.

With a passion for embracing diverse cultural influences and fostering an inclusive working environment, Robert hopes to bring that cooperative spirit to his new role. Robert is honored to be joining the Master Singers of Milwaukee’s talented and diverse team of leaders and is looking forward to the challenge of advancing their time-honored organization to ever new heights. 

William (Bill) Lieven is in his 33rd year of Music Ministry for Catholic Parishes. He hasserved as Director of Music and Liturgy at St Killian Church, Harford WI, St. Patrick Church, Madison WI, St. Joseph Church, Grafton, WI, St. Eugene Congregation, Fox Point, WI and current serves as Director of Liturgical Music at Christ King Parish in Wauwatosa, WI. Mr. Lieven holds a B.A. degree in Secondary Choral Music Education from Carthage College, Kenosha, WI and a M.M. Degree in Organ Performance from UW – Madison. Under his direction the St. Eugene Adult and Bell Choirs have toured Italy, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Ireland.

Mr. Lieven is a frequent lecturer in the Sustaining the Mission program offered through the St. Clare Center for Lay Ministry at Cardinal Stritch University. He has served on the Milwaukee Archdiocesan Liturgical Board, the Executive Board for the Milwaukee Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, the board of the Archdiocesan Liturgical Musicians Association and is currently a member of the Master Singers of Milwaukee.