Laura Stanfield Prichard holds degrees in Musicology, Conducting, and Music Librarianship from Yale University and the University of Illinois, U-C, where she was a CIC Traveling Scholar to the University of Chicago. She is a regular lecturer and writer for the San Francisco Symphony, Boston Baroque, Boston Ballet, and the summer Berkshire Choral Festival. Laura teaches courses in Music and History for the University of Massachusetts, maintains a woodwind and voice studio at the Dana Hall School of Music (Wellesley), and directs the music program at the First Parish UU Church in Arlington, MA. Both she and her husband Michael perform regularly with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Pops, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. A former assistant conductor for the SF Symphony Chorus, she taught music and dance at California State University-Hayward and SF State University from 1995-2003. Her recent publications include editorial prefaces for Musikproduktion Höflich in Munich and articles in the forthcoming New Grove Dictionary of American Music and the Encyclopedia of Latin American Music.
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