Singers (click on a name to read a brief bio)
Barbara Ann Powell
Artistic Music Director Sean Linfors
Sean Linfors is the Associate Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at Ithaca College School of Music. He holds a Ph.D. in Choral Music Education from Florida State University, and is an active conductor, clinician, and educator, as well as being an advocate for access to music education. At Ithaca, in addition to conducting the Chorus and Madrigal SIngers, an early music ensemble, Linfors teaches conducting and rehearsal techniques. Recently, he was named the Artistic Director of the Syracuse Chorale.
A public school teacher for ten years in Richmond, Virginia, Newport News, Virginia, and Orlando, Florida, he led successful choral programs and was active in the leadership of the American Choral Directors Association. Linfors has recently been an invited conductor and lecturer throughout New York, and his recent articles relate to post-undergraduate music teacher success, as well as the choral music of the American composer Stephen Paulus.
Recent and upcoming performances include Susa’s Carols and Lullabies of the Southwest, Ramirez’s Misa Criolla, Faure’s Requiem, Bach Cantatas 4 and 102, David Lang’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Little Match Girl Passion (under the supervision of the composer), Sing for the Cure, and Schubert’s Mass in E-flat, with the Tallahassee Community Chorus. Groups under Dr. Linfors’ direction have sung internationally and at several choral and music educator conferences, and in 2013 he was invited to be the Guest Conductor of the East African Choral Festival in Nairobi, Kenya.
Sean lives in Ithaca with Sarah, also a music educator, and their two boys, ages 2 and 8 months, both avid music-makers by any means available.
Board of Directors
The Board assumes responsibility for our group’s fiscal well-being, long-term direction, and overall stability. We are looking for interested community members to join these critical efforts. Contact us for more information.
Helen Perl, President
Rich Shaff, Secretary
Sean Linfors, Artistic Director (ex officio)