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Kathy Saltzman Romey

  • Chorus Master

Professor Kathy Saltzman Romey is Director of Choral Activities at the University of Minnesota, where she oversees the graduate program in choral conducting and conducts choirs. She is also Artistic Director of the 200-voice symphonic chorus, The Minnesota Chorale, which serves as principal chorus for the Minnesota Orchestra. Romey has served as a staff member to the Oregon Bach Festival since 1984 and is chorus master of the Festival Chorus, which she prepares for annual concerts, commissions, and recording projects. Active also as a guest conductor, chorus master, and clinician throughout the United States and Europe, Romey has led or prepared programs with the Berkshire Choral Festival, Carnegie Hall Festival Chorus, Grant Park Music Festival, Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, Netherlands Radio Choir, Teatro del Lago Festival Chile, Weimar Bach Academy, and Westminster Symphonic Choir.  Romey has received teaching awards and grants, co-authored two book chapters, and collaborated with conductor Helmuth Rilling in writing his 2015 book – MESSIAH: Understanding and Performing Handel’s Masterpiece. 

The OBF chorus master position is endowed by Charlotte Oien.

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