Neponset Valley's Choral Connection
Neponset Valley's Choral Connection

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Christopher Martin, Artistic Director


Christopher Martin holds a Master’s Degree in Music Education (magna cum laude) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and Vocal Performance (cum laude) from Ithaca College.  Christopher is excited and honored to be starting his first year as the K-12 Fine Arts Director for the Westborough Public Schools where he is responsible for overseeing the music, visual art, and theater programs. Prior to this position, Christopher spent nine years as choral director for the Coakley Middle School in Norwood, MA where taught over 450 young musicians within five curricular choruses, as well as an auditioned Honor Chorus, Women’s Chorus and Men’s Chorus. His ensembles have had the honor of receiving high ratings at both the MICCA and Great East Festivals. Christopher was also previously a faculty member of the Handel & Haydn Society’s Vocal Apprenticeship Program, where he taught music theory and ear training to students in grades 3-12.  As a soloist, Christopher has performed with the Mystic Chorale under the direction of Nick Page, and the Neponset Choral Society, under the direction of Michael Turner.

Christopher is an active member of the American Choral Director’s Association, Music Educator’s National Conference, as well as the Massachusetts’ Music Educator’s Association where he served as the All-State Chorus Assistant and Manager from 2009-2011 and is currently serving as Concert Manager for the 2015 All-State Conference.  Christopher is also a member of the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductor’s Association’s (MICCA) executive board, serving as the Assistant Choral Festival Chairperson.

Linda Jiorle-Nagy, Assistant Director

Dr. Jiorle-Nagy is on the music faculty of Brown University and Boston University, and since 1989 has been the Assistant Director for the Neponset Choral Society.  She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Douglass College of Rutgers University, graduating with honors in music.  She received her Master of Music Degree in Piano Performance from Boston University School for the Arts where she received Honors in Piano.  In 1975, she was the recipient of a Fulbright-Hays/Daad Scholarship to study in Koln, West Germany where she attended the Staatliche Hochschule Fur Musik. 

 

 

In 1993, she was awarded her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Piano Performance from Boston University.  Her dissertation topic was the Makrokosmos of George Crumb.  Dr. Jiorle-Nagy has been the winner of numerous awards for her piano performances.  She has competed in the Geneva, Busoni, Terni, and East-West Artist Piano Competitions and has specialized in the works of contemporary composers.  She has been featured in numerous premieres of avant-garde music and has performed in contemporary music ensembles including Alea III, under the direction of Theodore Antoniou.  In addition, Dr. Jiorle-Nagy has performed many of the works of Bela Bartok, including performances of the Concerto of Two Pianos and Percussion with her late husband, Dr. Bela Boszormenyi-Nagy.  She is an active solo and chamber pianist in New England, and has appeared at the American Liszt Festival and the American Matthay Festival.  Recent performances with the Neponset Choral Society have included the Choral Fantasy by Beethoven, the Fifth Brandenburg Concerto by Bach, and Mozart's Piano Concerto K.467.

Celebrating our 68th season!

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Neponset Choral Society
PO Box 202
East Walpole, MA, MA 02032

Email: info@ncschorus.org

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