Burleigh to join faculty at Indiana University; will lead Singers through May
Betsy Burleigh, artistic director of the Providence Singers, has accepted a tenured position as associate professor of music in choral conducting at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, in Bloomington. She will continue to rehearse and conduct the Providence Singers through the 2012-13 season.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Betsy Burleigh, artistic director of the Providence Singers, has accepted appointment as associate professor of music in choral conducting at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, in Bloomington, Ind. She will begin her tenured position Jan. 1, 2013, and will begin conducting choral ensembles and teaching graduate students in the fall semester.
“A tenured faculty position in choral conducting is a rare opportunity, and we congratulate Betsy on this appointment,” said Joshua Krugman, chair of the Providence Singers Board of Trustees. “It is a great honor for her and a testament to the consistently high level of artistic leadership that has energized the Singers for many years.”
Burleigh has requested and received an immediate leave of absence from the Jacobs School so that she will be able to honor her commitments to choral organizations on the East Coast. She will rehearse and conduct the Providence Singers for the entire 2012-13 season and will complete the season as music director of Chorus pro Musica in Boston.
Burleigh announced her appointment to the members of both organizations at rehearsals this week — Monday evening in Boston and Tuesday evening in Providence.
“Though I am thrilled by this opportunity,” Burleigh said, “I am extremely sad to be leaving such a robust, committed, and accomplished musical organization.”
Krugman said the Board of Trustees will begin to consider future artistic leadership for the Singers at its next meeting, Tuesday, October 23.