Director of Choral Activities

Conductor of Bucknell University Choir and Camerata

Educational Background

  • D.M.A. in Choral Conducting, Boston University
  • M.M. in Choral Conducting, Boston University
  • B.A. in Music Education and Performance, Luther College

Teaching Interests

  • choral conducting
  • chamber music
  • medieval and contemporary music

Beth Willer is Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music at Bucknell University, where she leads the Bucknell University Choir and Camerata, and teaches courses in conducting, choral methods, vocal chamber music, and arts and entrepreneurship.

As Founder and Artistic Director of Boston's Lorelei Ensemble, Willer has led the ensemble to international acclaim, performing at venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum, Tanglewood, and Boston's Symphony Hall. Committed to fulfilling Lorelei's mission to elevate and expand the repertoire for women's vocal ensembles, she initiates collaborations with composers from the U.S. and abroad, leading the ensemble in more than fifty World, U.S. and regional premieres, and releasing three commercial albums. The ensemble enjoys a national touring schedule. Highlights of Lorelei's 2018-19 season include performances at the American Choral Directors National Conference in Kansas City, Boston's Symphony Hall with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Minneapolis' Ordway Theater with Cantus, and New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall with A Far Cry Orchestra. Lorelei is thrilled to return to Bucknell in April 9-11, 2019 for a residency with the Bucknell Choirs. Additional information about Lorelei Ensemble can be found at www.LoreleiEnsemble.com.

Prior to joining the Bucknell faculty, Willer served as Resident Conductor of the Radcliffe Choral Society at Harvard University and conductor of The Boston Conservatory Women's Chorus. Experienced in choral-orchestral repertoire, Willer has prepared choruses for Ann Howard Jones, Gil Rose, Andrew Clark, and Ken-David Masur. A passionate music educator, Willer has also led numerous young artist ensembles, including choruses at Boston University's Tanglewood Institute, New England Conservatory's Preparatory School, the Boston Arts Academy, and The Walnut Hill School. An active clinician, Willer also enjoys frequent engagements with guest choruses and regional and state honor choirs across New England, including the New Hampshire All-State Women's Chorus in 2016.

Activities and Other Interests

Founder and Artistic Director of Lorelei Ensemble. Avid cyclist and ultimate frisbee enthusiast.

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