Raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Virgil graduated from Cony High School in Augusta, Maine. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Literature and Performance from Northeastern University, where he studied choral conducting with Dr. Joshua Jacobson. During his time at Northeastern, he served as Student Conductor of the NU Choral Society, sang with the world-renowned Zamir Chorale of Boston, and was named the university’s inaugural Gideon Klein Scholar.
Virgil holds a MM in Choral Conducting from the University of Illinois, where he continued his conducting studies with Dr. Fred Stoltzfus, Dr. Don V Moses and Dr. Chester Alwes. He served as Assistant Conductor of the University of Illinois Concert Choir, the school’s top auditioned undergraduate chorus.
Upon returning to Maine in 2000, Virgil accepted a position as Middle/High School Choral Music Teacher in Richmond, a position he has held ever since. Since 2003, he has been the Senior Choir Director at South Parish Congregational Church, UCC in Augusta. Since 2006 he has served as Artistic Director of the Greater Freeport Community Chorus. He has been an active member of the Maine Music Educators’ Association, serving as Chairman of MMEA District III and Vice-President (Choral Music) for the MMEA State Executive Board. In 2018, Virgil was named MMEA District III Educator of the Year.
Virgil lives in Farmingdale with his beautiful wife Abby.
Drew Albert is a native Mainer, born and raised in Millinocket. He graduated from the University of Maine in Orono with a degree in Music Education. There Drew had the privilege of studying with Dr. Dennis Cox and served as the music director of the Maine Steiners, and the Assistant Conductor of the University of Maine Singers. Although he started his musical training as a percussionist, choral and vocal music became his biggest passion while an undergrad. He contributed his time performing with the chamber choir “Euphony,” directed by Jeff Hallowell, as one of his biggest musical influences of that time. The group specialized in contemporary a cappella choral music.
Drew has been teaching high school music since 2011 and has taught instrumental and vocal ensembles as well as a wide range of general music courses. He is an active adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor throughout the state. He has served as Choral Music chair in the Maine Music Education Association and is the secretary and membership chair of the Maine chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. In 2022 Drew joined the Camden Hills Regional High School faculty, teaching vocal music. He directs three choirs that are very active in Maine choral music. Drew is also the Music Director for Camden Hills fall musical.
Now the father of a wonderfully beautiful and silly toddler, Eloise, and a part-time graduate student at the University of Southern Maine, Drew has his hands full outside of work and Una Voce. He and his immensely talented choral director wife, Mrs. Ashley Albert, live in Gardiner.
Kellie Moody is a Maine native and resident of Standish. She is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music, studying piano with Laura Kargul and voice with Judith James. She also studied with Ed Reichert, learning to music direct shows and conduct pit orchestras from the keyboard. She has since worked closely with USM, accompanying auditions, degree recitals, ensembles, juries, and music directing for the Musical Theatre program. She has played countless college, high school, and community shows and played in the pit at Arundel Barn Playhouse and Maine State Music Theater. She is an active musician throughout the state, working with high school ensembles, district and state festivals, competitions, and summer camps. She serves as pianist/praise team vocalist at Mountainside Community Church in Falmouth. In addition to Una Voce, she accompanies ChoralART, Greater Freeport Community Chorus, Southern Maine Music Academy, and Southern Maine Choral Music Academy. When she’s not playing piano, she’s usually hanging out with her beloved dog, Winston.