Jessie Pierpont, most recent Director
We congratulate Jessica on being accepted into the PhD program at McGill University in Montreal, which she began in the fall of 2020!
In addition to her role as Music Director and Conductor of Randolph Singers, Jessica Pierpont is the conductor, artistic director and founder of the Vermont Chamber Artists, a select singing ensemble in Sharon and Burlington Vermont. She is also the Choral Director at Northern Vermont University.
Jessica Pierpont received her Master of Music degree in choral conducting at the University of Arizona. During Jessica's second year as a graduate student, she served as the assistant of Dr. Bruce Chamberlain, the head of the choral department at the University of Arizona. She holds a Bachelor's degree in music with a concentration in piano from Castleton University in Vermont.
Jessica has attended and participated in many music workshops, including Oxford University workshops sponsored by the Westminster Choir College, Yale University 21C, ACDA regional collegiate workshops, and Beyond the Baton with Diane Wittry, and has been selected as a conducting fellow in the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival hosted by the Yale School of Music.
Jessica has had a role professionally conducting large works such as the Missa Criolla composed by Ariel Ramierez for the St. Augustine Cathedral Concert series in Tucson, Arizona. In addition, she conducted and organized the performance of Karl Jenkins Stabat Mater and Gabriel Faure's Requiem. Her primary conducting instructors have been Bruce Chamberlain, Elizabeth Schauer, and Sherrill Blodget, with additional instruction with James Jordan, Gary Graden, and T.J.Harper, and orchestral conducting instruction from Hugh Keelan.
Jessica is originally from Connecticut, where she spent nine years as a member of the United Girls' Choir and the Elm City Girls' Choir.
Marta Borgstrom, Accompanist
Marta Borgstrom is an accomplished musician who plays piano, violin, and harp. She has been a musical director and accompanist for many productions at Randolph's Chandler Music Hall. Marta is a retired elementary music teacher, having taught for 40 years in Vermont and New Jersey. She pioneered a before-school drumming program for at-risk students as well as after school enrichment lessons in violin.
In 2011 she was recognized as teacher of the year in Randolph. A few years prior to that she received Vermont's Alliance for Arts Education award from Governor Jim Douglas for contributions to her community.
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