- Department of Music
Please note: Due to recent developments with COVID-19, all Tufts Music events, including Community Music Classes, Tufts Youth Philharmonic, and Tufts Children's Choir, have been cancelled for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester.
Conductor: Senior Lecturer Jamie Kirsch, Director of Choral Activities, Tufts University
Tufts Children's Choir conducted by Jamie Kirsch is the newest exciting addition to Community Music at Tufts. Open by audition to students in grades 2 through 6, Tufts Children's Choir is a high-quality, treble-voice, welcoming, supportive ensemble dedicated to singing and performing music of all styles, from all parts of the world. Students will also receive musicianship training within the rehearsal, and improve their hearing, listening, pitch-matching, and rhythmic skills at every session. There will be at least two performances each year in our beautiful Distler Hall, in addition to other smaller concerts in our community.
A native of Merrick, N.Y., Jamie Kirsch is Senior Lecturer and Director of Choral Activities at Tufts University, and Music Director of Chorus pro Musica in Boston. He holds the Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music (2008), where he conducted the prestigious Indiana University Children's Chamber Choir for three years. He also holds degrees from the Yale School of Music and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From 2008-2010 Dr. Kirsch was the Director of Children's Choruses at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School.
Dr. Kirsch lives in Arlington with his wife, Dr. Diana Lemly, and their two children, Amelia and Henry.
Auditions: These are NOT SCARY, and will be by appointment at Tufts University, in the Granoff Center. There is nothing to prepare for the audition, just bring yourself! Please email Edith Auner to schedule an audition time.
Concerts on Saturdays - January 18 and May 9
September 20, 27
October 4, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22 (no rehearsal on November 29)
December 6, 13, 20 (no rehearsal December 27th or January 3)
January 10, 17, 24, 31
February 7, 14, 28 (no rehearsal on February 21)
March 6, 14, 20, 27
April 3, 10, 17 (no rehearsal on April 24)
May 1, 8