The Hampshire Choral Society is in a year of transition following the retirement of long-time director Allan Taylor. Paige Graham is our interim director for the Spring 2024 session. Over the course of the season the board of directors are generating a job description and considering applicants. Meanwhile, we are grateful to have Paige to guide us through the session.
Paige Graham is a conductor and soprano from Marquette, Michigan. She is the Assistant Director of Choral Activities at Smith College where, in addition to conducting the Glee Club and Chamber Singers, Paige teaches Introduction to Singing, private voice lessons, and music appreciation.
Prior to her work at Smith, Paige worked with the treble and low-voiced choirs at the Universities of Illinois and North Texas. She also conducted the Central Illinois Youth Chorus, various church choirs, and founded a community group dedicated to performing the works of female-identifying and non-binary composers.
As a vocalist, Paige frequently presents faculty recitals at Smith. She recently performed Bach’s Cantata 84 Ich bin vergnügt as well as a song recital of American repertoire by composers ranging from Charles Ives to Joni Mitchell. As an ensemble musician, she sings with local groups including Illuminati Vocal Ensemble and Novi Cantori. Paige’s performance and vocal pedagogy background significantly impact her work as a conductor and vice-versa.
Paige holds a bachelor’s degree in voice performance from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in choral conducting from the University of Illinois.