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Beth Willer

Beth Willer served as director of The Boston Conservatory Women’s Chorus from 2011-2014. Recognized for her current work with women’s voices as founder and artistic director of Boston’s Lorelei Ensemble and assistant conductor of the Radcliffe Choral Society at Harvard University, Willer is committed to the expansion of repertoire for advanced women’s vocal ensembles. Collaborating with composers from the U.S. and abroad since the launch of her Boston career in 2007, ensembles under Willer’s direction have delivered numerous World, U.S. and regional premières, while working to expose lesser-known works of the Renaissance and Baroque periods for women’s voices.

A candidate for the D.M.A. in conducting at Boston University (BU), Willer holds degrees from Boston University and Luther College. Willer has studied with Ann Howard Jones, David Hoose, Bruce Hangen and Weston Noble. During the summer of 2007, she studied conducting with Mark Shapiro of Mannes and counterpoint with Phillip Lasser of Julliard at the European American Music Alliance in Paris, France. As a member of the Boston music scene, Willer has served as conductor of the New England Conservatory (NEC) Youth Chorale and Youth Camerata, the Walnut Hill School Chorus and as conductor and vocal music staff at the Boston Arts Academy (BAA). Additionally, Willer has conducted the Boston University Concert Choir and Women's Chorale and has served as a teaching fellow with the Boston Children's Chorus. An active church musician, Willer directed choirs at First Church in Wenham, Massachusetts from 2006–2008 and has sung with the BU Marsh Chapel Choir. Previous to her career in Boston, Willer served as a conductor of the Memorial High School Choirs and the Chippewa Valley Youth Choirs in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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