K.C. Conlan is the founding director of the Hampshire Young People’s Chorus. She holds degrees from The Boston Conservatory and the University of Massachusetts and has advanced training in the Orff and Kodály methods. She teaches vocal music at The Common School in Amherst, and has also taught in the Brookline, Amherst and Northampton public schools, as well as at UMass. She has directed the children’s program for the Western Wind Vocal Ensemble Workshops at Smith College and has served as Repertoire & Standards Chair for Children’s Choirs for the Eastern Division of the American Choral Directors Association. K.C. sings in the Illuminati Vocal Arts Ensemble and Novi Cantori.