SUMMER 2019 Artistic Staff
Summer Choral Intensive Artistic Director
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Director of Choir & Voice, Stonehill College
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Krishan Oberoi was born in New York and attended Yale University. His work has been featured in TIME magazine, the Los Angeles Times and the Boston Globe, among other publications. As a conductor, he has prepared ensembles for Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino, and Tony award-winning composer Alan Menken.
Oberoi has been hailed as a “visionary” (San Diego Story) for his role as Founder and Principal Guest Conductor of SACRA/PROFANA. He has championed the work of avant-garde composers like Schoenberg and Ligeti. In 2018, Oberoi received a grant from the Krenek Foundation in Austria to conduct performances of 12-tone choral works by composer Ernst Krenek.
Oberoi is the recent recipient of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University. He currently lives with his wife Kirsten in Massachusetts, where he is Professor of Voice and Director of the Collegiate Chorale at Stonehill College.
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Soprano Section Leader
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Kayla Gautereaux, soprano, is an active performer of solo recitals, opera, and oratorio. Among other professional choral engagements, Ms. Gautereaux is the Assistant Music Director at the Union Church in Waban. Ms. Gautereaux is a private voice teacher, maintaining an active studio at Foxborough High School and in Dedham, MA, having recently earned her Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy at New England Conservatory. Ms. Gautereaux is the co-founder of Folklore Guild, a choral ensemble specializing in music from video-game and film soundtracks with strong education component. Ms. Gautereaux serves as Vice President on the board of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Boston Chapter, and is the creator of the Voice Box Channel on YouTube.
Alto Section Leader
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Kristen Murdaugh, mezzo-soprano, is a performer of opera, oratorio, and art song. With a passion for contemporary repertoire, she recently sang the role of Estelle in John Musto’s Later the Same Evening under the direction of Robert Tweten and Joshua Major. Her other recent opera credits include Zita in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and La Zia Principessa in Puccini’s Suor Angelica — both under the direction of Steven Goldstein and Christopher Larkin; Madame Flora in Menotti’s The Medium as well as roles in works by Bizet, Britten, Mozart, Puccini, Rossini, and Gilbert & Sullivan. An avid performer of sacred repertoire, she has been a featured soloist with the South Carolina Bach Choir, North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, Furman Symphony Orchestra, and Furman Chamber Choir on works such as Bach’s Die Elenden sollen essen, Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, and Honegger’s King David. She is currently in her second year as the alto section leader at the United Parish of Brookline where she recently sang the contralto solos in the world premier of Christopher LaRosa’s oratorio Joshua. She has participated in masterclasses led by Betsy Bishop, Kathryn Cowdrick, and Martin Katz while in the United States, and in masterclasses led by Angelika Kirchschlager and Luigi Marzola while studying and performing in Europe. Kristen holds a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance and German studies from Furman University where she graduated summa cum laude. She is currently working on her Master of Music degree in vocal pedagogy at the New England Conservatory of Music and runs a private voice studio in the Greater Boston Area. Her teachers include Lisa Saffer, Ian Howell, Lisa Barksdale, Jill Feldman, and Trudy Fuller.
Tenor Section Leader
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Bass Section Leader