Harvard Pro Musica,
Carey Shuskis, Resident Conductor
Andy Icochea Icochea, Artistic Advisor
About Harvard Pro Musica
Harvard Pro Musica is a classical, community choral ensemble with a long history in the Greater-Boston area. Formed in 1969 by 18 enthusiastic singers, it has been in continuous existence ever since and has grown to about 60 members from Harvard and a dozen other neighboring towns. Harvard Pro Musica has performed in collaboration with other local choral groups, including The Treble Chorus of New England, Sounds of Stow, and Nashoba Valley Chorale.
Repertoire & Performances
Pro Musicas repertoire consists of great works of the choral canon from medieval and Renaissance works by composers such as Wilbye and Victoria, to works by Baroque masters such as Monteverdi, Schtz, Bach, and Handel, from classical works by Haydn, Beethoven, and Mozart, to contemporary works by Benjamin Britten, Leonard Bernstein, Carl Orff, and Eric Whitacre.
Andy Icochea Icochea comes from a varied background as an orchestral, opera and choral conductor and accompanist. He has appeared
in more than 500 concerts in 27 countries. As a composer and conductor, he has collaborated with some of the worlds premier conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Georges Pretre, Adam Fischer, Bernard Haitink And Charles Dutoit. He is choral clinician and conductor for the World Peace Choir (Vienna and Beijing). He is presently Artistic Director for Voices Boston (formerly PALS Chorus), having moved back to the US after 6 years as Kapellmeister of the Vienna Choir Boys.
Susan Minor received her BA from Syracuse University, a M.Ed. from Boston University, and an M.M. in piano performance from the New England Conservatory. She is a highly-sought after accompanist, playing for a number of area groups and serving as the pianist and music director for the Concord Players. Ms. Minor teaches music at Nashoba Brooks School, and maintains a piano studio in Acton.
How to Join
Harvard Pro Musica is actively looking for new members in all voice parts for both the fall and spring performances. No audition required. We hold open rehearsals every Tuesday evening from 7:30-9:30pm at the Harvard Unitarian Universalist Church. New singers are always welcome (though late season joiners will have to demonstrate some familiarity with the current music selection). For more information about membership, visit us online or call the phone number listed above. Come sing with us!