Find out below all about our fabulous BCC SUMMER Choral Clinicians!
Robbie Jacobs: Week 1 (July 23 - 27, 2018)
Robbie Jacobs holds a Masters in Choral Conducting from the Royal Academy of Music. He is the Co-Artistic Director of contemporary vocal ensemble, Reverie, and has held positions as Acting Artistic Director of the London Youth Choir, Chorus Master of the National Youth Choir of Great Britain, Musical Director of The Resonance Project, and a lecturer in Choral Skills at the Royal Academy of Music. Robbie was the inaugural conducting scholar for Genesis Sixteen, where he studied with Harry Christophers and Eamonn Dougan.As an educator, Robbie has worked extensively in the UK, with the Royal Opera House, Three Choirs Festival, Rosehill Theatre, and the Ledbury Poetry Festival. He is currently the Associate Director of Choirs for the Boston Children's Chorus.
Irene Idicheria: Week 2 (July 30 - August 3, 2018)
Irene Idicheria's extensive experience in working with young voices has been showcased through sessions at conferences, as an instructor for Boston Conservatory's music education program, and as a lecturer for the music education program at Gordon College. Idicheria was on the artistic staff of the Boston Children's chorus for five years, directing two of the organization's Training Choirs, and she is thrilled to return for the summer program. Idicheria holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Gordon College, and a Master of Music Education from the University of Hartford. Idicheria taught general music and chorus at the Guilmette Elementary for eight years. She is now the Lawrence Public Schools District Facilitator of Music Programs.
Trey Pratt: Week 3 (August 6 - 10, 2018)
Trey is passionate about community and spiritual advancement through song, and aligns himself with organizations that broaden and diversify the reach of choral music and ensemble singing. A native of Dallas, TX, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Music (voice) from Southern Methodist University and his Masters of Sacred Music at Boston University (choral conducting). As Assistant Director of Choirs at Endicott College, he directs Constellation (an interfaith music ensemble) and Bassline, is Assistant Director of the Endicott Singers, and maintains a private voice studio. Amongst his many other appointments, he serves as Assistant Conductor and Artistic Assistant at Boston Children's Chorus where he works with the Young Men's Ensemble.
John Martha-Reynolds: Week 4 (August 13 - 17, 2018)
John Martha-Reynolds, has been with the BCC for ten years. John is an active educator, performer, and clinician. As an educator, he has taught in various public schools, after-school music institutions, children’s choruses, and several community center teen leadership programs.In 2013, he piloted a Kodály inspired program at the Tobin Montessori School. Since its implementation, John has created a program that focuses on student engagement and draws from students’ diverse backgrounds to inform repertoire selection and curriculum development. John holds a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory and a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Baldwin Wallace University. John is a teacher for Cambridge Public Schools. He currently teaches K-2 general music.
Jason Holmes: Week 5 (August 20 - 24, 2018)
Jason Alexander Holmes has been a successful vocal and general music teacher-conductor at the elementary, secondary, and collegiate levels. Jason has also served as conductor, music director, and keyboardist for numerous school, amateur, and professional productions. Favorites include Benjamin Britten's War Requiem (children's chorus conductor), The Addam's Family (conductor), and The Underground Railroad with soprano Kathleen Battle (chorus director). As a bass-baritone, Jason has performed in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Handel's "Messiah", Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess", and Jason Robert Brown's "Parade". Jason is a proud graduate of the Eastman School of Music and Ithaca College. He is currently the Associate Director of Choirs for the Boston Children's Chorus.
Sophia Papoulis: Week 6 (August 27 - 31, 2018)
Sophia Papoulis served Boston Children's Chorus 2015 - 2017 as Assistant Director of Choirs. For seven years, Sophia served as conductor for the Young People's Chorus of New York City, directing its core after-school program. Sophia currently serves as Conductor and Creative Director for the Foundation for Small Voices (FSV), whose mission seeks to empower children from all walks of life through music. She created and directs FSV's "Small Voices of Hope" project, bringing a choral experience to children in Boston's public schools who may not otherwise be exposed to music education. Sophia guest-conducts regional and all-state choruses, guest-lectures in music education and conducting, and gives workshops in the US and abroad.