Meet Zamir’s Conducting Interns for 2021-22
We are delighted to welcome Madeline Lemberg (soprano), who double majored in music and philosophy at Yale University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree. While there, she served as student conductor and alto section leader for the Yale Glee Club, music director for Yale’s Jewish choir, Magevet, and assistant conductor of a small chamber orchestra. Since graduating, she has assistant conducted the Greater New Haven Community Choir and participated in conducting master classes with Matthew Lazar. She currently works as a Strategy and Operations Analyst at HubSpot.
And welcome also to Nicole Callum (soprano), whose tenure as intern was postponed as a result of the pandemic. Nicole has six years of experience as a music teacher and choral conductor in elementary and middle schools in the Greater Boston area. She currently works at Hollis Elementary School and Donald Ross Elementary School in Braintree, Mass. Nicole earned her bachelor’s degree in music studies and master’s degree in music education at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell.
The Conducting Internship was established in September 2000 to train conductors in the area of Jewish choral music. The intern:
- Is engaged in a study of Jewish choral repertoire and conducting techniques with the Chorale’s Artistic Director
- Sings as a regular member of the Chorale, attending all rehearsals and concerts
- Attends monthly staff meetings
- May be given opportunities to conduct the Chorale in rehearsals (both tutti and break-out rehearsals) and in concert
- May sit in on auditions for new members
The intern may also serve as assistant conductor, vocal coach, and/or section leader.
The term is generally for one season (September through June).
This is an unpaid position.