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 currently is a the high school vocal conductor at Noble High School in North Berwick, Maine. Most recently, he was at Maranacook Community High School in Readfield, where he conducted concert choir, chamber choir, concert band and jazz band, as well as on the school's theater productions. Drew has participated in several District honors festivals, and recently took singers to All-Easterns, as well as bringing his entire chamber choir to New York City last year. In the summer of 2019 he joined the conducting staff of the Wescustago Youth Chorale.
Kellie Moody is a Maine native and resident of Cape Elizabeth. 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 continues to work closely with USM, accompanying degree recitals, ensembles, juries, and music directing for the Musical Theatre program. She has worked 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, playing for high school ensembles, district and state festivals, competitions, and summer camps. She is the pianist/praise team vocalist at West Falmouth Baptist Church. In addition to UVCC, she serves as accompanist for the Greater Freeport Community Chorus and the Southern Maine Music Academy. When she’s not playing piano, she’s usually at the beach!