Alyson Greer is the Director of Choral Music at Westborough High School where she conducts four choirs and three contemporary a cappella ensembles. Formerly, Greer was the Director of Choral Music at Hanover High School, where she directed five choirs, including honors and a cappella ensembles. Her ensembles consistently earn gold ratings and medals at the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Directors Association (MICCA) and Heritage Music Festival statewide competitions, and have performed in MICCA’s gold medal showcase Stars @ Symphony at Symphony Hall and the Massachusetts Music Educators Association (MMEA) All-State Convention Concert Hour. She is also the Co-Founder and Assistant Director of Quincy Point Music Academy and has been Director of Music and Choirs at Quincy Point Congregational Church since 2007. Ms. Greer holds a Bachelor of Music degree (magna cum laude) in Vocal Performance and a Master of Music Education degree, both from The Boston Conservatory. She was a Full Conductor Fellow at the Sarteano Chamber Choir Conducting Workshop (Tuscany, Italy), where she participated in masterclasses with Simon Carrington and Bronislawa Falinska and was a featured alto soloist in the Chamber Choir. A mezzo-soprano, Ms. Greer is an active performer in Boston.
Jennifer Kane comes to H+H with an impressive background in choral direction and music education. Ms. Kane was Artistic Director of PALS Children’s Chorus in Brookline, and, most recently, she founded and served as the Artistic Director of the Worcester Children’s Chorus, where she built a vibrant, multi-level program with an active performance schedule and frequent collaborations with local ensembles. Before coming to Boston, Ms. Kane led, as Artistic Director of the Spivey Hall Young Artists, the training choir for the nationally renowned Spivey Hall Children’s Choir Georgia. Kane received a BA in Music from Furman University, an MM in Choral Conducting from Georgia State University, and is currently a doctoral student of Ann Howard Jones at Boston University. Read the interview with Jennifer Kane
Dr. Kevin J. McDonald brings 20 years of teaching experience and a broad and diverse musical background to his position as the Conductor of the H+H Young Men’s Chorus. Currently, Dr. McDonald is in his 11th year as Director of Choral Activities at Wellesley High School, where he instructs 240 students study choral music in five curricular choral ensembles. He is also the Director of Youth Music at the Wellesley Congregational Church, where he conducts over 60 singers in the Youth Choirs and leads the Village Brass Ensemble. Dr. McDonald received his B.M. in music education from the University of New Hampshire, M.M. in Low Brass Performance from the University of Idaho, and his DMA in Music Education from The Hartt School, University of Hartford. Read the interview with Kevin McDonald
Michael is the choral director at Brookline High School, and a DMA in Choral Conducting candidate at Boston University, where he studies with Anne Howard Jones. Michael is also the president of the Massachusetts chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Michael will be leading the musicianship teachers in developing a sequential curriculum in sight-singing and music literacy.
Kilian Mooney, sought after teaching artist, chorister, and tenor soloist throughout the Boston area, holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Rhode Island and a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from the Longy School of Music. Kilian performs with several choral groups in the Boston area, including Renaissance Men, Labyrinth Choir, and Cappella Clausura. He travels home regularly for engagements with the Providence-based early music ensemble, Ecclesia Consort, and he has also sung with the Nahant Music Festival, the Newport Music Festival, and the Lucerne Music Festival in Lucerne, Switzerland. Currently, Kilian teaches chorus and general music at Saint Peter School in Cambridge, MA. In addition, he teaches adults through his position as assistant director for Sharing a New Song, a cultural exchange choir in Belmont, MA. Kilian frequently returns to the University of Rhode Island to speak on the art of singing and the importance of educating young singers, a calling that is near to his heart.
Vale is a recent graduate of the University of Miami, where she majored in music education and voice. She is K-8 music teacher in the Brookline Public Schools. She previously taught in the Newton and Westborough Public Schools. Vale is also an alumna of the H+H VAP program.
Matthew Anderson, Pianist for H+H Singers, Youth Chorus, and Concert Choir
Holding a degree in Organ Performance and Liturgical Music from Saint John’s University (Collegeville), Matthew joined Handel+Haydn in September 2015. He is staff pianist at Brandeis University, José Mateo Ballet Theatre, and serves as organist at Sacred Heart Parish, Lexington. Matthew was previously staff accompanist in a suburban Washington, DC school district and has collaborated with soloists and ensembles in sacred and secular venues throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Upper Midwest, and his native St. Louis, Missouri.
Michael is currently on the faculty at All-Newton Music School and Music Director with the Riverside Theatre Works. He is also the accompanist for the Philharmonic Society of Arlington Chorale, Boston Conservatory and the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Urban Voices Program. Michael earned his BM and MM degrees (Piano Performance) from Towson University and an MM (Collaborative Piano, summa cum laude) from New England Conservatory, with additional studies at the Eastman School of Music and the Longy School of Music Piano Pedagogy Institute.
Anna is a DMA in Vocal Performance and Literature candidate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She received a Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano from Boston University, and a bachelor’s degree in piano performance and voice from Principia College in Illinois. Anna is a staff pianist at Boston Conservatory and Boston University. She was also a pianist for the Tanglewood Festival Chorus under John Oliver.