Meet The Performers

Visiting Artist

Laura Stanfield Prichard

Laura Stanfield Prichard holds degrees in Musicology, Conducting, and Music Librarianship from Yale University and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, where she was a CIC Traveling Scholar to the University of Chicago and Howard Mayer Brown graduate student fellow at the Newberry Library. She is a regular lecturer and writer for the San Francisco Symphony and Opera, Boston Baroque, Odyssey Opera Boston, and the summer Berkshire Choral Festival. Laura has taught musicology and dance history for twenty years (a decade each in Boston and in San Francisco), and she will be a guest editor for a 2015 issue of the Russian avant-garde journal «Параллели» (Paralells). After thirty years of service as church musicians, Laura and her husband Michael now perform regularly with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. A former assistant conductor for the San Francisco Symphony Chorus, she has conducted internationally with the Yale Alumni Chorus (Moscow, Rotterdam, and the Hague) and the Sharing a New Song Chorus (collaborative choral tours of Vietnam and South Africa). Her recent publications include editorial prefaces rare musical scores published by Musikproduktion Höflich (Munich, Germany) and articles in the recent revision of the landmark New Grove Dictionary of American Music, the Encyclopedia of Latin American Music, and the forthcoming Music Around the World

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