Get to know our fabulous conductors and their weekly themes for BCC SUMMER 2020!
ANIMALS EXTINCT & OBSCURE
Week 1 (July 27 - July 31)
This week is all about courage! How are we brave each and every day? How can we be courageous in the face of fear? How can we support one another in our bravery? With a concert rooted in Ogden Nash’s “The Adventures of Isabel,” your singer will unpack these questions and more. Be brave with Ms. Irene Idicheria!
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.
HEART BE BRAVE
Week 2 (August 3 - 7)
Based on Oscar Wilde’s “The Selfish Giant,” this week celebrates the power of children’s voices to change hearts and minds. With the garden as a metaphor, and with examples from children’s literature, we learn to care for one another in song. Spread the love with Mr. Trey Pratt!
Trey is passionate about community 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, an 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.