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Conducting Fellows 2020-2021

Westrick Music Academy’s Conducting Fellows represent some of the finest young music educators in the region. Fellows are selected by a competitive application process from upper class bachelors students, masters students, and young professionals.

Jessica Dalrymple, Princeton Girlchoir Conducting Fellow

Jessica Dalrymple is an active singer, music educator and choral conductor in New Jersey and Massachusetts. She currently serves as Conducting Fellow for Westrick Music Academy, home of Princeton Girlchoir and Princeton Boychoir in New Jersey. In her capacity as Conducting Fellow, she assists with the advanced groups of Princeton Girlchoir and Princeton Boychoir. Prior to this position, she served as an Undergraduate Research Fellow in the Westminster Center for Community Engagement and Critical Pedagogy. Her scholarly activity has led her to present at the SENCER Summer Institute in Santa Clara, California and the New Jersey Music Conference in East Brunswick, New Jersey and serve as contributor in Dr. Frank Abrahams’ new text, Aligning Music to STEM: Theory and Practice for Middle School General Music.

Ms. Dalrymple is currently in the Master of Music Education degree program at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. She sings with the Grammy® nominated Westminster Williamson Voices and is featured on Westminster Williamson Voices’ new audio recording, Aurora. She also sings with Westminster Symphonic Choir and highlighted performances include Mozart’s Requiem with Philadelphia Orchestra and Handel’s Messiah with New York Philharmonic. Dalrymple has a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Westminster Choir College and is a member of professional music organizations including American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Educators, Sigma Alpha Iota Professional Music Fraternity and Organization of American Kodàly Educators.

Maia Finkel, Princeton Girlchoir Conducting Fellow

Maia Finkel is an aspiring music educator from Pennington, New Jersey. She is a proud alumna of the Princeton Girlchoir,  and is excited to return to Westrick Music Academy as a Conducting Fellow for the upcoming season. Maia is an active choral musician, and has performed with the Ithaca Collge Treble Chorale, the Ithaca College Madrigal Singers, and in the Syracuse Chorale as a featured soloist. She serves as a section leader and a vocal scholar at the Opus Ithaca School of Music, where she assists with both in-person and virtual rehearsals. 

Maia will graduate with her Bachelors of Music in Music Education in 2022 from Ithaca College. There, she serves as the President for the college’s chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. Her other professional memberships include Phi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society and Oracle Honor Society of Ithaca College.

Josh Lisner, Princeton Girlchoir Conducting Fellow

Josh Lisner maintains an active career as a professional musician. He is in demand in churches and professional choral settings as both a soloist and chorister. Josh holds the position of section leader at Immaculate Conception Church in Somerville, New Jersey. 

Currently, he is pursuing a degree in Music Education at Westminster Choir College. After college, Josh aspires to perform as a professional musician and teach in a public-school environment. He hopes to one day conduct high level symphonic repertoire.  At Westminster, Josh has performed with some of the world’s leading collegiate choirs including: Westminster Choir, Westminster Kantorei, and the Grammy® nominated Westminster Williamson Voices. 

Josh has had the pleasure of attending many professional programs including: Westminster’s Summer Choral Festival and Westminster’s Conducting Institute. At both programs, he worked directly with some of the worlds finest choral conductors including Charles Bruffy, Simon Carrington, Bruce Chamberlain, Sabine Horstman, James Jordan, Joe Miller, Donald Nally, and Amanda Quist.

Mr. Lisner serves as a Conducting Fellow at Westrick Music Academy, home of the Princeton Girlchoir and Princeton Boychoir in New Jersey. Previous positions include Assistant for Westminster’s Conducting Institute, Tenor Section Leader for Princeton Pro Musica, and Director’s Assistant of Westminster’s Vocal Institute.

Matthew Schlomann, Princeton Boychoir Conducting Fellow

Matthew Schlomann, a soon to be graduate from The College of New Jersey, is proud to be working with the Princeton Boychoir as a conducting fellow to the Treble Choir and Young Men’s Ensemble. Matthew has served as conducting intern to the Trenton Children’s Choir Chorale, and teaches private guitar, piano, and voice lessons. Matthew will graduate in 2021 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree.

Nicole Paige Uvenio, Princeton Girlchoir Conducting Fellow

NicolePaige Uvenio is a music educator, choral conductor and an active performing artist. Ms. Uvenio is in her first season as a Conducting Fellow for Westrick Music Academy, home of Princeton Girlchoir and Princeton Boychoir. She has celebrated performances with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Juilliard Orchestra as a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir and the Grammy ® nominated Westminster Williamson Voices, where she serves as the current alto section leader. She is featured on three professional audio recording projects with theWestminster Williamson Voices and the Same Stream Choir. Uvenio has performed under the noteworthy direction of maestros Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Jaap van Zweden, James Jordan, Joe Miller, and James Whitbourn. Through the institution’s accelerated five year B.M./M.M.E. degree sequence, NicolePaige Uvenio has earned a Bachelors of Music in Music Education and is working toward completion of a Masters in Music Education in her fifth year of study.

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