artistic leadership

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Virgil Bozeman IV, Artistic Director

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, Assistant Director

A graduate of the University of Maine-Orono, Drew Albert is currently the Music Director at Maranacook Community High School.

Kellie Moody, Accompanist

A native of Maine, Kellie Moody is a recent graduate of the University of Southern Maine, where she earned a BA in Music. She studied piano with Laura Kargul, and voice with Judith James. In the fall of 2014 she was able to continue her work at USM as staff accompanist. In addition to accompanying student performances in their degree recitals, juries, and competitions, she is heavily involved with the Opera Workshop and Musical Theatre program. She served as Music Director for USM's productions of Carrie and Spring Awakening, and as Assistant Music Director for numerous shows. In 2013 she had the privilege of directing the world premiere of The Freaks Club at Snowlion Repertory Company in Portland. She continues to be an active musician throughout southern Maine, singing jazz, teaching piano, and playing at both Arundel Barn Playhouse, and Maine State Music Theater.