Children’s and Community Youth Chair




Jennifer Kane is a conductor with the Handel and Haydn Society Youth Choruses, where she directs children and youth ranging in age from 8 -15 in rehearsals, performances, and in regional tours. Since joining H+H in 2014, Kane has conducted choristers in prestigious venues such as Jordan Hall and Boston Symphony Hall, and presented a program for the Eastern Region of the American Choral Directors Association in Rochester, NY. Kane has been actively involved in the annual H+H community concert Every Voice, as well as in the preparation and premiere of new works, such as Jonathan Woody’s Nigra Sum Sed Formosa: A Fantasia on Microagressions. Kane’s HHYC ensembles participate in collaborations with other organizations, local choral festivals, and actively engage in community outreach.

Kane’s previous appointments include five seasons as the music director of Cantilena Women’s Chorale, an auditioned ensemble dedicated to performing music written for women’s voices, where she commissioned and premiered new works by women composers. A frequent clinician and guest conductor, Kane has prepared choirs for collaborations with groups such as the Cantata Singers, the Back Bay Chorale, Boston Musica Viva, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Voices Rising, and the Worcester Chorus. In addition to serving as the R+R Chair for Children and Community Youth with Massachusetts ACDA, Kane is also an active Board member of Choral Arts New England. She received a B.A. in Music from Furman University, an M.M. in Choral Conducting from Georgia State University, and a D.M.A. in Conducting from Boston University.


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