This six-part series will explore the lives and music of two giants of the musical world. Through lecture, listening and group discussion we will trace the development of their careers and their influence on the musical landscape from their youth to their final days. Through the lens of representative musical excerpts and historian’s commentary, we will travel with them as they experience both triumph and tragedy on their journey to the mountain-top of music and cultural history.
Brian M. O’Connell: Director/Founder: Sarteano Chamber Choral Conducting Workshop (Tuscany), since 2004. MA in Choral Conducting, as well as, Certification in Voice Therapy, from TBC. Brian completed all his course work for a PhD in Curriculum and Teaching-Music Education emphasis, at BU.
Brian has been on the faculty of: Berklee College, BU, Tufts, Northeastern, NEC, TBC, retiring last year from UMass/Lowell, as well as Lexington and Cambridge Rindge and Latin high schools.
Brian has presented hundreds of workshops/clinics on singing/choral methods. Since 2010, he has been an adjudicator of choral composition/choral performance for The American Prize. Brian has been a life-long proponent of poetry and its ability to stimulate the mind and enrich the spirit. For 17 years, he served as vocal director for LHS musicals with Steve Bogart and Jeff Leonard.