Mark David Buckles • Director of Music • firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark David Buckles is a conductor, composer, singer, music educator, multi-instrumentalist, and worship leader.
Mark's many roles include serving as the Director of Music at Arlington Street Church, Music Director of The Sanctuary Boston, Instructor of piano and music theory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and as a member of the renowned Balinese gamelan ensemble Gamelan Galak Tika.
In addition, Mark is a both a prolific composer and arranger of choral, vocal, and instrumental music, and an acclaimed performer and worship leader, leading Unitarian Universalist worship and music services throughout the country with his reverent spirit and infectious energy.
Mark received his Masters of Music in Conducting at the Boston University College of Fine Arts and his Bachelors of Music in Composition from the University of Michigan School of Music. Mark received honors for his studies in counterpoint and harmony at La Scola Cantorum and L'Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris and is a graduate of the Conductors' Institute at Bard College. Mark is a native of Beverly Hills, Michigan.
Linli Wang • Pianist • email@example.com
Linli Wang is currently pursuing her Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano under the tutelage of Dr. Andrew Altenbach at The Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Linli also actively works with singers and instrumentalists at the conservatory as an accompanist. Most recently, Linli was a rehearsal pianist for Boston Conservatory Opera's spring production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, and a Pianist Intern with the 2016 CoOPERAtive Operatic Coach/Accompanying Program at Westminster Choir College.
Before moving to Boston, Linli was a student accompanist at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA, where she received her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance. She collaborated with many singers and instrumentalists, as well as choral ensembles at the university from 2010 to 2015. Additionally, Linli freelanced as an accompanist, church pianist, and piano teacher in the Stockton area. Furthermore, she worked closely with senior living facilities as a choir director and accompanist at The Commons on Thornton and at O'Connor Woods Senior Living, where she organized and directed seasonal concerts for the residents and their families.
Julie Gregorio • Soprano • firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Jaworski • Mezzo-Soprano • email@example.com
Hailed by Classical Voice of New England as “thoroughly delightful” and a “consummate storyteller, musician and artist,” Emily Jaworski is earning a reputation for excellence and constantly surprising audiences with her versatility. From the oratorios of Bach to the art songs of Brahms and Copland, to jazz, pop and musical theatre; on the opera stage or in professional ensembles, Emily is committed to forging a deep emotional connection with every piece she sings.
In recent seasons, Ms. Jaworski has been honored to debut mezzo-soprano solos in two world premieres by Jonathan Santore – Solstices (2014)and Battle-Pieces (2015). Last season, Emily was thrilled to make her role debut as Carmen with Longwood Opera. She was also seen as Lola in Cavalleria Rusticana with the Pioneer Valley Symphony, as Italian Renaissance poet Gaspara Stampa in the world premiere of John Ratledge's cantata The Divine Siren, and on the recital stage in venues throughout New Hampshire and Boston.
Other recent appearances in Bach's Magnificat and Mass in B Minor, the Durufle Requiem, Handel's Messiah and Dixit Dominus and the Dvořak Stabat Mater. Ms. Jaworski's love of research, dedication to musical details and commitment to text have led to honors from the Joy in Singing Foundation, the Friday Morning Music Club, and the American Traditions Competition.
Emily is a two-time participant in Ann Baltz's groundbreaking OperaWorks training program and has also participated in the Bassi Brugnatelli Singing and Conducting Symposium in Robbiate, Italy, Bay View Music Festival, Opera Academy of California, and New York Opera Studio. She holds a Master of Music degree from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Susquehanna University, and is currently pursuing her doctorate at Boston University in the studio of Dr. Lynn Eustis. Ms. Jaworski is in demand as a teacher and clinician, and is on the faculty at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire.
Daniel Rosensweig • Tenor • firstname.lastname@example.org
Justin Hicks • Baritone • email@example.com
Baritone Justin Hicks has been a regular presence in the Boston musical scene for several years. Most recently, he was a soloist in Boston University's concert The Mother: A Cantata for Ferguson, a modern topical take on Bertolt Brecht and Hans Eisler's Der Mutter. He performed with OperaHub as Sheriff Swann in a contemporized version of Heinrich Marschner's operetta Der Vampyr, with the Boston Arts Review calling him "formidable" and Lloyd Schwarz of New York Arts claiming "the best voice belonged to…the stolid Sheriff Swann." Boston Music Intelligencer praised his "majestic and flexible bass voice" as the drunken Gelone in Orontea. The Boston Globe hailed him as "hilarious" and "obtusely lustful" for his role as Jupiter in the English translation of Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld with Boston Opera Collaborative. Justin has been seen performing with numerous Boston ensembles such as in Boston Modern Orchestra Project's semi-staged performance of Virgil Thomson's Four Saints in Three Acts as well as Intermezzo: New England Chamber Opera's acclaimed production of Britten's The Prodigal Son. He is also a regular performer with the Video Game Orchestra, a live "rockestral" group based out of Boston, who have been featured on the soundtracks of numerous games across the world. Justin holds a Master's degree in Opera Performance from Longy School of Music where he studied with baritone Robert Honeysucker and soprano Donna Roll.
Updated February, 2017