Lindsay Pope is completing her doctorate in choral conducting at the University of North Texas, where she conducts University Singers. She is also Assistant Conductor to the Dallas Symphony Chorus, for which her work as chorusmaster was praised as “exemplary and well-prepared” (Texas Classical Review).
From 2009-2016, Lindsay served as Director of Choral Ensembles and Lecturer in Music at Mount Holyoke College, where she conducted the Glee Club, Chorale, and Chamber Singers, and taught undergraduate conducting. Under her direction, the ensembles participated in tours to Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and New Orleans, released a commercial CD, and performed at the American Choral Directors Association’s 2016 Eastern Division Conference. Lindsay was also active as Reading and Standards Chair for Women’s Choirs for the Massachusetts branch of ACDA, and appeared as a choral clinician for area children’s choruses and district choirs in Massachusetts and New York. Lindsay is passionate about exposing her students to choral music from a variety of genres, eras, and particularly cultures. She has traveled to Corsica and the Republic of Georgia with Village Harmony to study and perform traditional folk songs and chant.
Lindsay is a mezzo-soprano. She appeared as a frequent concert soloist with North Texas’s early music program. Recent performances include a Bach’s St. John Passion and chamber music at the 2017 Boston Early Music Festival. Other notable performances include as alto soloist in Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, conducted by Joseph Flummerfelt at the Spoleto Festival as well as frequent faculty performances at Mount Holyoke College. Lindsay is also active as a choral musician. She has sung professionally with Lumedia Musicworks, Smith College Early Music and New Music, the Spoleto Festival, and most recently the Santa Fe Desert Chorale.
Lindsay has a Masters in Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Mount Holyoke College. She is currently writing her dissertation, which explores the intersection of gender and cross-cultural identity in Reena Esmail’s choral works. In Spring 2019 she will serve as Interim Director of Choral Activities at Williams College.