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William Cutter, Director of Choral Program. M.M., D.M.A., Composition, Boston University School for the Arts. His major teachers included David Del Tredici and Bernard Rands. He has held academic posts at Boston University, The University of Lowell, and the Walnut Hill School. Currently director of choral activities at MIT and the Director of Choral Studies at the Boston Conservatory where he teaches graduate conducting and is the Artistic Director of the Boston Conservatory Summer Vocal/Choral Intensive Program for high school singers. Cutter served as the chorus master for the Boston Lyric Opera Company for seven seasons and is also assistant to John Oliver for the Tanglewood Festival Chorus where he has prepared the chorus for recording sessions and TV tapings for Keith Lockhart, John Williams and the Boston Pops. He has been guest conductor of the New England Conservatory Chamber Singers and the Chorus Pro Musica of Boston.In August of 2010, Cutter prepared the Montreal Symphony Chorus for a performance of Haydn's "Creation" for Maestro Kent Nagano and the Montreal Symphony. Later that same month, he prepared the women of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus for a performance of Holst's "The Planets" for Maestro David Zinman at Tanglewood with the Boston Symphony. As a professional tenor, he has sung with Boston's premiere choral ensembles including the Handel and Haydn Society, The Cantata Singers, Boston Baroque, and Emmanuel Music. His music is published by E.C. Schirmer, Lawson and Gould, Roger Dean Publishing and Alfred Educational Publishers.

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William Cutter