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Victoria Cole

Victoria Cole (voice, Alexander Technique)  holds an M.M. in Vocal Performance from Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, where she subsequently performed extensively in opera and oratorio. She has served on the voice faculties of the Music Theatre program at Point Park University, Carnegie-Mellon University, and at Plymouth State. She received her Certification in Alexander Technique from the Boston Conservatory Center for Alexander Technique, and teaches voice and Alexander Technique in the North Country. She is currently Music Director of Franconia Community Church and the White Mountains Camerata, a chamber choir she founded in 2017.

petra pacaric bio headshot webPetra Pacaric  (voice) holds a Masters in Vocal Performance from the Boston Conservatory. In her native Austria, she studied music and foreign languages at the Innsbruck Conservatory of Music and the University of Innsbruck from which she graduated with an MA for Foreign Languages in Conference Interpretation and Translation. Petra has performed with Boston Symphony and Tanglewood Festival Chorus; featured solo engagements include collaborations with New England Light Opera, Longwood Opera, the Metrowest Symphony, and Nashua Symphony. She performs regularly as a jazz vocalist and is a member of the voice faculty at Phillips Exeter Academy.

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Hannah Schramm Murray (voice) holds a B.A. in Vocal Performance from Connecticut College and an M.M. in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College. Her additional studies include the Royal Academy of Music in London, Middlebury College’s Deutsch fur Sängerin program, Somatic Voice work, and the McClosky Institute. She has performed throughout the Northeast as a soloist, and is an active member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. A former faculty member of Saint Anselm College, Endicott College, Boston Conservatory’s outreach program, and the Community Music School of Springfield, Hannah is currently an adjunct professor at Plymouth State University, where she specializes in Music Theater.

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Katy Gibney  (Sunflower Singers, Take Three, Keyboard Connection, Certified Music Practitioner) earned her B.S. in Nursing from Adelphi University and is a Certified Music Practitioner, using her voice and instruments to provide therapeutic music in health settings and private homes. She is the director of T'filah Band Jammers and Sunflower Singers and founded Community Without Walls (CWOW), a network for mindful living. She is on the NH State Council on the Arts "NH Arts in Health Roster," and brings music and theater projects to schools and after school programs.

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Peggo Horstmann Hodes (Songweavers) holds an M.A. in Elementary Education from Lesley College and an M.M. in Vocal Pedagogy from the New England Conservatory. She has been a soloist with the New Hampshire Symphony, Granite State Symphony, Concord Chorale, and the Musicians of Wall Street, and has premiered works written for her by William Fletcher and Thomas Oboe Lee. Her recordings as part of the duo Peggo and Paul have gone on to win Parent’s Choice Awards.

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Maria Isaak (bassoon, Purple Finches, chamber ensembles) received a master’s degree in Bassoon Performance from the New England Conservatory and studied choral music at the International School for Kodály Studies in Hungary, where she earned her Kodály Specialist Certificate. As a bassoonist, she has performed with the Portland Symphony, Indian Hill Symphony, Nashua Symphony, and the NH Philharmonic, and has been a concerto soloist with orchestras in San Francisco, Chile, and China.

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Ellen Nordstrom (voice) holds a B.A. in Music from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, with additional studies at the Lake George Opera internship program, Dartmouth, and with Mary McDonald Klimek, Head Speech Pathologist at Harvard Medical School. Ellen is a former member of both Opera North and of the Dartmouth Repertory Players and has performed with Northern Stage. A frequent touring recitalist as well as lecturer on vocal health, auditioning techniques, and Italian diction, she also works with local speech therapy recovery programs, teaches Vocal Performance classes at NHTI, and is a member of the Mairzy Doats Duo.

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Jane Berlin Pauley (voice, interim voice chair) received her B.M. in Voice Performance from the Mason Gross School of the Arts and her master’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music. Further studies include Westminster Choir College, Manhattan School of Music, Aspen Opera Theater Center, and the Tanglewood Music Center. Her opera and concert engagements include Rutgers Summerfest, New England Lyric Operetta, Dartmouth Handel Society, and Longwood Opera. In addition to having taught at St. Paul’s School, she has also served as interim choir director at the Unitarian Church in Concord and given master classes throughout New England.