Conducting Fellow

Liz Bologna is a professional singer in the Greater Hartford and Greater Springfield areas. She earned her B.A. in English from UCONN and M.A. in English Literature from Boston College. While attending UCONN, she sang in a number of ensembles and gained greater appreciation for an interest in vocal technique and choral music, and has been absorbed in the choral experience ever since. She credits her initial passion for choral music to her time spent singing under the direction of Dr. Eric Rice and Dr. Constance DeFotis. Liz became a Choral Fellow with the Vernon Chorale from 2006 – 2009, and continued to sing with the Chorale through 2011. While in Boston she was a member of Musica Sacra and the Boston Chorale Ensemble, where her dedication as a chorister and her interest in conducting grew while working with Dr. Andrew Shenton. In addition to stepping into the Vernon Chorale’s Conducting Fellow program, Liz currently sings locally with Voce Inc., Novi Cantori, and cantors at St. Bernard Church in Rockville. She also had the recent privilege to work with acclaimed composers Ola Gjeilo and Paul Mealor, and currently studies voice with Craig Hart. She is also the Executive Director of Women Composers Festival of Hartford. Liz is grateful for the opportunity to take the next step in her music career with the Vernon Chorale, conducting the genre she so deeply loves.