Teaching Fellow Program/Location: Melody Makers and Training Chorus (Cambridge)
Born to Taiwanese parents, Lily was born in Santiago, Chile until she was 12 years old. She later moved to Vancouver and is currently a senior at the New England Conservatory of Music studying vocal performance. Lily has had the opportunity to live in many countries and experience different cultures, which is how she developed a passion for languages. She loves teaching and working with kids of all ages! Lily grew up singing in choirs. In her free time she enjoys baking bread, cooking, writing songs, and playing the guitar.
Teaching Fellow Program/Location: Melody Makers, Training Chorus, and Cantare (Cambridge)
Samantha is a classically trained coloratura soprano from Clayton, NJ. She received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Westminster College where she studied with William Ambert. Sam is currently working towards her Master of Music in Vocal Studies at Longy School of Music of Bard College where she studies with Carol Mastrodomenico. Notable opera roles include the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, and Mrs. Gobineau in The Medium. Teaching experience includes directing and music directing with the Clayton Middle School Drama Club, teaching private voice lessons in southern New Jersey, and also serves as a Teaching Assistant at Longy School of Music with Cambridge Rindge and Latin school choirs. Sam is a 2nd year Teaching Fellow with Cambridge Children’s Chorus. When she is not not singing, Sam like reading, watching movies, playing games with her family, and traveling. Some of her favorite places to visit are Broadway, Disney, and Universal.
Teaching Fellow Program/Location: Songwriting, Abuntu and ‘Ukulele – Tour Choir and Vocalise (Dorchester); Cantare (Cambridge)
Originally from the eastern shore of Maryland, Rachel earned her B.S. in Music (Vocal Performance) from Frostburg State University. Presently, she is completing her Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee under the tutelage of Taylor Stilson.
Teaching Fellow Program
Location: Training Chorus (Dorchester); Found Sounds - Vocalise (Dorchester) and Cantare (Cambridge)
Gray, a Boston-based voice teacher and baritone, is praised for his “clear baritone and
vocal mastery” by Front Row Reviewers. He regularly performs with many Boston-based opera
companies and choral organizations including Odyssey Opera, Metropolitan Chorale, NEMPAC
Opera Project, Seraphim Singers, Boston Conservatory Opera and Children’s Opera, and
Promenade Opera Project. Gray is currently working towards his Master of Music in Vocal Studies at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. He maintains a private voice studio in the Greater Boston area with students participating in leading youth choruses, musical theater camps, and acapella groups. In his spare time Gray loves to cook, cuddle with his partner and cat, and stay active by cycling and hiking when he can! If you know of any good bike trails, hiking paths, or recipes don’t hesitate to reach out!
Teaching Fellow Program/Location: Tour Choir and World Rhythm Ensemble (Dorchester)
Naledi “Ledi”, a zesty and dynamic vocalist and composer born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa trained in classical styles. As a self-taught Jazz vocalist, she believes that music has been gifted to the world as a tool to move lives and urge hearts to take action. She has a deep passion for human development and fell in love with jazz after realizing that the complexities of the style are very much reminiscent of those of everyone’s lived realities. She has broad experience performing on different stages having been part of the Artscape Youth Jazz Festival, the Grahamstown Youth Jazz Festival and at venues in and around Cape Town. Naledi is a 2nd year Teaching Fellow with Boston City Singers. She also teaches ABANTU: The People of South Africa Through Music for teens enrolled in Boston City Singers programs.
Teaching Fellow Program/Location: Kodaly Singing Class and Melody Makers (Dorchester and Jamaica Plain) and Tour Choir (Dorchester)
William is a professional actor, singer, dancer, and currently pursuing his MFA at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee in Musical Theater Vocal Pedagogy. Before becoming a Conservatory student, William was fortunate enough to have performed in regional theaters and entertainment venues across the United States and the globe. Career highlights include the International Tour of “Shrek the Musical,” “Evita” at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Company, and “Jesus Christ Superstar” at Bristol Riverside Theatre.
Teaching Fellow Program/Location: Tour Choir (Dorchester)
Emma (B.M. Music Performance, UGA '20) is a first-year graduate student in Vocal Performance at the New England Conservatory. She is originally from Marietta, GA. She loves performing and is passionate about opera performance. Most recently, she was cast as Berta in The Barber of Seville and has performed in many operas and opera scenes programs prior. She was a semi-finalist for the Lindemann Young Artist Program (hosted by the Met) earlier this year, and a recipient of the Rebecca Clarke Coolidge Encouragement award at the Metropolitan National Council Audition. She attended the American Institute of Vocal Studies (AIMS) Program in Graz, Austria where she resided for 6-weeks. There, she met professor and baritone Michael Meraw, whom she now studies with at NEC. Emma will be providing vocal coaching for members of Boston City Singers’ Tour Choir. When she is not singing, Emma loves to draw, hike, and play with her cat, Laurence.
Teaching Fellow Program/Location: Vocalise (Dorchester); Broadway and Sing for Freedom – Tour Choir and Vocalise (Dorchester); Cantare (Cambridge)
Karina is currently an MFA Musical Theater Vocal Pedagogy candidate at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Karina attended the University of Michigan for her B.M. in Voice Performance. In the past few years, she has been in Chicago teaching private lessons, singing with several choral ensembles, directing middle school theater, and performing whenever she's able. Karina is eager to get to know a new city, and to work with the students and staff of Boston City Singers.