Vincent Metallo has distinguished himself in recent years as an eagerly sought after conductor, singer and music educator. Director of the Princeton High School Choral Department, Mr. Metallo has held the positions of Chair of the Performing Arts at the Princeton Day School, Artistic Director of the American Boychoir and Assistant Professor of Music at Westminster Choir College, DePauw University, Wellesley College and Lehigh University. Mr. Metallo has collaborated on numerous performances with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and New York Collegium.
Mr. Metallo has toured throughout the United States and internationally performing over 700 concerts. Recorded and televised events include A Ceremony of Carols at the Metropolitan Museum of Arts for Public Radio International; PBS Live from Lincoln Center; A&E’s Breakfast with the Arts; The Lost Christmas Evewith the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Prayer Cycle II by Jonathan Elias; Hymns of Heaven and Earth, Dorian Records and numerous others. Mr. Metallo is a member of The Crossing, Vocal Ensemble of Philadelphia, Fuma Sacra of Princeton, NJ and has performed with the Carmel Bach Festival, the New York Collegium, Boston Early Music Festival, Bloomington Early Muic Festival, Connecticut Early Music Festival, Lincoln Center Summer Music Fesival, Brandywine Baroque, the Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola Church of NYC, the Choir of St. Clements Church of Philadelphia, The Choir of Church of the Advent of Boston, MA, and the Spoleto Festival of South Carolina and Italy. A graduate of the Hartt School of Music in Music Education and Vocal Performance and Westminster Choir College in Conducting, Mr. Metallo is certified in Kodaly music pedagogy through the Kodaly Musical Training Institute.
Dr. Elizabeth Cassidy Parker is an Assistant Professor of Music Education at the Boyer College of Music at Temple University. She is conductor of the Troubadors, and will also work with the Scholas. Her daughter Sara is a Trouvere.
An active clinician for children’s and youth choirs, she held the position of Director of Music for a large New York City not-for-profit where she grew a children’s choir program of more than 250 voices. While on music faculty at Columbus State University in Georgia, Parker was appointed the Artistic Director of the Voices of the Valley Youth Choir. She has also taught P-12 school and community choirs in New York, Nebraska, and Georgia, focusing on the vocal development of young people in choral contexts. As a choral singer, Dr. Parker performed for several seasons with the Marble Collegiate Sanctuary Choir in New York City, and sang in Carnegie Hall with James Conlon and Robert Shaw. Her choirs engaged in several tours and commissions of emerging composers.
Dr. Parker’s research interests include the social and philosophical development of adolescent choral singers as well as emerging identities of preservice music educators. She frequently presents her research nationally and internationally at such conferences as the American Choral Directors Association, The American Educational Research Association, NAfME’s Society for Research in Music Education, the Society for Music Teacher Education, and the International Society for Music Education. Parker is published in The Journal of Research in Music Education, The Choral Journal, Music Education Research, Research Studies in Music Education, and The International Journal of Music Education.
Danielle Molan is a recent graduate of Westminster Choir College with a master’s degree in sacred music, choral conducting concentration. During her time at Westminster she was Director of the Newtown Presbyterian Children’s Choir and Assistant Director of Westminster Neighborhood Children’s Choir. She studied conducting with Dr. Joe Miller, Dr. James Jordan, and Dr. Steve Pilkington. As alto section leader of the Westminster Symphonic Choir she performed major choral works with professional orchestras from around the world, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Vienna Philharmonic.
Prior to her time at WCC, Miss Molan taught elementary general music at Beaver Creek Elementary School in Downingtown School District. It was here that she directed and choreographed the Fifth Grade Musical each spring. She also directed Beaver Creek’s Fourth and Fifth Grade Chorus, as well as creating and directing a select auditioned ensemble for fourth and fifth graders. During her time in Downingtown she acquired her Kodaly and Orff certifications from West Chester University, and directed numerous musical theater summer camps in Chester County for students of all ages.
Currently she directs the Rooke Chapel Vocal Ensemble at Bucknell University, an auditioned and paid college choir. She is very excited about her many roles in Commonwealth Youthchoirs, including conducting PG Schola’s, KSB Trainers and Apprentices, and FYI Choir. She will also be leading a session of Good Mornin’ Music, as well as assisting with PG Troubadors, and Motet Choir.
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