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 Eve with 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.
Zerrin Agabigum Martin
Conductor of Trouvères
In addition to directing the Trouvères for the 2011-2012 season, Zerrin Agabigum Martin is the Choir Director at New Brunswick High School. Ms. Martin holds a Masters Degree in Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College of Rider University and Bachelors of Music degree in Voice Performance with K-12 Music Teaching Certification from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Ms. Martin studied voice and viola as an undergraduate and has studied conducting with Joe Miller, Andrew Megill and James Jordan.
As a soloist, Ms. Martin has performed many solo recitals, and has sung as alto soloist in the Westminster Kantorei performances, including a performance of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion; soloist with Masterwork Chorus of New Jersey in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Westminster Choir and Westminster Kantorei performances, and as the alto soloist in Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Mozart Coronation Mass at Westminster Choir College.
Conductor of Kantorei
Maureen Haley is an active musician in New York and New Jersey. She accompanies school choruses in the area, is a Professor of aural skills and music theory at Adelphi University, and holds the position of Director of Childrens' Choirs at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola in Manhattan.
As a professional singer, Ms. Haley has worked with musicians such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Kent Tritle, Zubin Mehta, Richard Westenburg, Meredith Monk, Mark Morris, Steve Reich and Robert DeCormier, singing Renaissance through Contemporary and Folk repertoire and has received critical acclaim in the New York Times.
Ms. Haley received her Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in piano from Penn State University, and her Master of Music with a concentration in voice from Queens College, CUNY. She completed her Kodaly certification at Westminster Choir College and James Madison University. She is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, American Choral Directors Association, and an officer of Kodaly New Jersey. A past New Jersey Symphony Master Teacher, she taught music and directed choirs in NJ public and private schools for 11 years.