Lindsay Pope


Lindsay Pope is the Director of Choral Activities and an Assistant Professor in Music at UMass Amherst, where she conducts the Chamber Choir and teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting. She previously directed the choral programs at Williams College and Mount Holyoke College, and was assistant conductor for the Dallas Symphony Chorus. During her time at Mount Holyoke, the ensembles performed at the American Choral Directors Association’s 2016 Eastern Division Conference. Lindsay completed her doctorate in choral conducting at the University of North Texas. Her dissertation, “Beyond the Binary: the Intersection of Gender and Cross Cultural Identity in Reena Esmail’s Life and Choral Works” received the 2019 Herford Prize for outstanding doctoral terminal research in choral music. Lindsay sings with the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Grammy-affiliated True Concord Voices, and the Handel + Haydn Society Chorus. She has a master’s in choral conducting from Westminster Choir College and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Mount Holyoke College. She lives in Williamsburg, Massachusetts with her partner, Jonathan, and child, Heron. In her spare time, she loves hiking, practicing yoga, and eating good food.