Young Conductors Mentoring Program
2016-17 Young Conductors (L-R): Founding Artistic Director Dawn Willis, Lizzy Carlson, and Michelle Boggess. Not pictured: Theresa Faillace, Emma Barnaby, and Becca Sprano
Bella Voce continually supports me as a young woman singer and choral conductor and is invaluable to my growth in musical confidence because of the many singing and conducting opportunities that are offered. I love working with these amazing Vermont women of varied ages and backgrounds!
Chelsie Henderson, UVM ’07, BS Music Education
Bella Voce Women’s Chorus of Vermont was founded in 2004 by Dr. Dawn O. Willis. Within the first year, Dr. Willis identified the need in the community for intern and mentorship opportunities for young women, particularly music education majors at local colleges. Through this program, Bella Voce supports 3-5 Mentoring Program Members (MPMs) each year who seek to become professional conductors, music educators and/or accompanists. This program is primarily for college students with vocal talent who are also interested in becoming professional accompanists and/or choral conductors or educators.
(pictured above: Chelsie Henderson)
(pictured right: Karlie Kauffeld)
(pictured left: Dawn Willis and Heather Aubé)
Bella Voce Women’s Chorus of Vermont has openings for collegiate female vocalists considering careers in conducting or music education.
- Sing with an auditioned choir of 45 women. (rehearsals Monday nights at Essex High School, 7 - 9:30 pm)
- Develop leadership skills
- Participate in high quality musical performances!
For more information, contact Dr. Dawn Willis, Bella Voce Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read an article about our mentoring program Seven Days