Find out below all about our fabulous BCC SUMMER Choral Clinicians!
Robbie Jacobs: Week 1 (July 29 - August 2, 2019)
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 Director of Artistic Programs for the Boston Children's Chorus.
Irene Idicheria: Week 2 (August 5 - 9, 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 Chief Program Officer for the Boston Children's Chorus.
Trey Pratt: Week 3 (August 12 - 16, 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). At Endicott College, he directs Constellation, and interfraith choir, and maintans a private voice studio. At Boston Children's Chorus he conducts the Roxbury and West End House Training Choirs, is assistant conductor to the Young Men's Ensemble, and is the Special Projects Manager.
Jason Holmes: Week 4 (August 19 - 23, 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 Director of Educational Programming for the Boston Children's Chorus.