February 15/16, 2020

Jordan D. Lewis, baritone
Jennifer Moore, piano

Winterreise, A Winter’s Journey
by Franz Schubert

Jennifer Moore

Pianist

Jennifer Moore, pianist, is currently the PreK-12 Music Teacher for the Willsboro Central School District in northern New York. She holds an MFA in Piano Performance from Purchase College, SUNY, a MM degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam and is currently a DMA candidate in Music Education at Boston University. She has also attended the Choral Institute at Oxford as both an Associate (2017) and Full Conductor (2019) where she studied conducting with James Jordan, James Whitbourn, Steven Pilkington and the Westminster Williamson Voices. 

Jennifer has a broad range of performance experience as a pianist, chorister and conductor. She studied vocal accompanying with Steven Blier, Dennis Helmrich, JJ Penna and Dalton Baldwin. Performances have brought her to Lincoln Center as a member of the Westminster Symphonic Choir with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of both Joseph Flummerfelt and maestro Kurt Masur, UNESCO in Paris, France, in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and at Westminster Choir College. Jennifer moved to Chicago with her husband and had the great honor of assisting American baritone, William Warfield as accompanist and coach in his studio at Northwestern University and also served as an accompanist for the Young Artists Program at the Chicago Lyric Opera, performing in recital at the Chicago Civic Center. 

Jennifer and her growing family returned to the Adirondacks where she continued her education in order to teach within the public-school system. She and her theater education partner at Willsboro, Derrick A. Hopkins, were the first recipients of the Section 1, National Heart of the Arts Award, North-Eastern Division in 2015.  As an educator, deep immersion project learning for students has always been a priority for Jennifer. She has given her students of all ages a wide range of musical experiences including Bluegrass for the Next Generation, the Adirondack String Experience with Daisy Jopling (including a documentary film produced for viewing on PBS), the Ithaca College High School Gospel Choir Festival, the Adirondack Honors High School Gospel Choir Festival, Music with a Meaning: Celebrating the Music of Pete Seeger, the National Children’s Festival at Carnegie Hall, the Adirondack Community Children’s Chorus and much more.  She has served as a presenter at the Summer and Winter NYSSMA Conferences exploring topics that dwell in creating a dynamic and creative musicking environment for students in our care. 

An active performer in the northern Adirondack region, Jennifer and her duo partner, Dr. Rose Chancler, recently performed at the Depot Theater in Westport, NY with veteran actor and director, Kenney Green, at the Middlebury Town Hall Theater with Broadway legend, George Hearn and at Piano By Nature in Elizabethtown, NY with Derrick Hopkins.  Jennifer can often be heard in our robust regional community and school musical theater productions as pianist, music director and/or conductor. She is also frequently called upon to conduct and accompany regional All-County and Area All-State Festival Chorus ensembles in northern NY and VT. 

In addition to a full teaching schedule, Jennifer serves as the organist and choir director at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Essex, exploring a wealth of beautiful choral repertoire with a dedicated and skilled ensemble of experienced community participants.  She serves on the Board of Directors for Piano By Nature Concert Series in Elizabethtown as an education outreach coordinator and is a passionate advocate for the arts in the Adirondack region, working hard to build community through making music together.  This year, she is being honored as a recipient of the 2019 Women of Distinction as a Community Leader by the Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York.