Who’s Who

Amanda Kern, Conductor

AmandaHammondKernWe have a new conductor for the 2018-19 season!  Amanda Kern is a mother, singer, performer and music teacher with over 16 years experience in public and private education. She began her music teaching career as the Choral and Musical Theater Director at Franklin High School and then spent 6 years as the Middle and Upper School Music Teacher at the International School of Boston. Amanda is presently the Director of Children’s Music at St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Wellesley and has conducted many choirs working with children and adults of all ages and abilities. Most recently Amanda served as Musical Director for the 2018 Carlisle 7th Grade production of Seussical Jr.  Amanda is a classically trained soprano and choirs have been a big part of her life for as long as she can remember. She has a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of South Carolina and has completed graduate work at Boston University. She has been a soloist and member of the CCC’s soprano section since 2016 and is honored to be moving from the back row to the conductor’s podium where she will continue to share her energy, enthusiasm and experience with the Carlisle community.

Christy Liao, Pianist

Jess CCCOriginally from Taiwan, Christy had earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Piano Performance from New England Conservatory. She is currently a piano accompanist with Newton South High School, Brown Middle School and Newton All-City Treble Chorus. She also had experiences of working with mixed choir at MMEA Eastern Senior Festival, Needham All-City Chorus at the MICCA, and Concord Carlisle All-City choir in recent years. Besides running a teaching studio at home in Newton, she often collaborates with young musicians from New England Conservatory Prep School and the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras for performances, auditions and competitions. She joined the CCC in 2017.

CCC Board of Directors

Barney Arnold, President

Alain Bojarski, Treasurer

Carolynn Luby, Communications

Jennifer Albanese, Publicity

Ann Donoghue

Geoff Ladwig

Joan Laxson


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