Meet Zamir’s Conducting Interns for 2019-20
Andy Friedman (baritone) has been immersed in Jewish music since his childhood in New York. He has a bachelor’s degree in music from Princeton and a PhD in Music Theory from Harvard.
Ariel Wyner (tenor) grew up in Pennsylvania, where he served as a cantorial soloist in several congregations and served one summer as music director of Camp Ramah in the Poconos. He spent a year in Israel, during which time he sang under Stanley Sperber in the Jerusalem Academy Chamber Chorus. He has an undergraduate degree in vocal performance and music education from Northwestern, and just finished his master’s degree in composition and production from Berklee School of Music.
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.