• Gwynne Chapman

     

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    Director of Fine & Performing Arts K-12 

    Mrs. Chapman received her Bachelor of Music Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a Master in Music in Voice Performance from The Boston Conservatory, and a Master of Music in Opera from Temple University. Mrs. Chapman's students are active in all aspects of singing including, classical, opera, musical theatre, jazz and commercial music. She has served as both assistant manager and manager for the Southeast District Chorus. Currently she is the Director of Fine & Performing Arts at Pembroke High School where she oversees the Music and Art K-12 departments. At Pembroke she is the director of the Concert Choir, Honors Chamber Singers, and the vocal director for the annual school musical.   Mrs. Chapman has served on both the MMEA and Southeastern District Exectuive Boards, and has managed the MA All-State and Southeastern District Choruses. 

    Her choral ensembles have received numerous awards and distinctions, including performing during the concert hour at the Massachusetts All- State Music Educators Conference in 1999. She is a member of the NATS, NAfME, ACDA, and MMEA.  She has been the guest conductor of the Eastern District Music Educators Junior Treble choir, and  the 2015 Southeastern District Music Educators Junior Treble Choir.

    A diverse performer, Mrs. Chapman has appeared in recital, concert, opera, and musical theater productions throughout the Northeast. She enjoys singing contemporary music and created the role of Hortensia in the world premiere of the opera, Dr. Franklin by Maurice Wright. She sang the world premiere of Alba Potes'Canciones Nocturnes at the New Music Festival in Philadelphia. Her past performances include appearances with the Tanglewood Music Center, South Shore Conservatory's Evening Under the Stars, and the Tuesday Evening Recital Series, Plymouth. Most recently she was heard singing the role of the Mother Abbess in The Company Theatre's production of The Sound of Music, the soprano solo in the Brahms Requiem with the Fine Arts Chorale, Carmen Ghia in PDQ Bach's The Stoned Guest and the role of the witch in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel with South Shore Conservatory's Opera By The Bay.