Thérèse Provenzano, Doctor of Musical Arts, earned undergraduate honors degrees in her majors of Music, English, Biology, and Education from Brandeis University; Masters of Music degrees with high honors in music education, conducting and piano performance, and a Masters in Biology from the University of Michigan; and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University. She studied piano with pianist Paul Badura-Skoda in Vienna, received the Phyllis Lee Coffey Award in Music at Brandeis, and was a Dean’s scholar at Boston University. Her repertoire includes performances with renowned conductors Sir Neville Marriner, Seiji Ozawa, James Levine, Kurt Masur, and British pop artist Imogen Heap. Thérèse is currently the choral director for Weston Public Schools, In Choro Novo and the Weston Community Chorus. As director, she adjudicates and conducts at choral festivals and competitions at both state and national levels. She was recently awarded the Distinguished Arts Educator in Music Award for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by the Alliance for Arts Education. She has been invited to conduct workshops in London, England and Perugia, Italy in recent years.
During the summers, she engages in whale research with the Dolphin Fleet of Provincetown and in the rehabilitation of wild animals at Wild Care in Orleans, MA.
Students involved in music make numerous contributions to the lives of others and society as a whole. The study of music promotes cultural sensitivity and the cultures of all people are directly related to the fine and performing arts. Through the study of music and its role in society and education, students can share history, performance and cultures to gain understanding of one another and share their love for music. I believe that my role as a music educator is to foster young teachers to develop these connections.