Dr. Kristina Boerger

DR. KRISTINA BOERGER received her formative teaching from pianist Annie Sherter and holds a choral doctorate from the University of Illinois. Now Augsburg University’s Schwartz Professor of Choral Leadership, Boerger has served the DePauw School of Music, the University of Illinois School of Music, Carroll University, Barnard College and the Manhattan School of Music. Her professional conducting engagements include invitations from Chanticleer, The Rose Ensemble, Alarm Will Sound and the Madison Early Music Festival. Her devotion to choral singing in communities is captured in the PBS documentary The Amasong Chorus: Singing Out, which documents her work as Founding Director of Amasong: Champaign-Urbana’s Premier Lesbian/Feminist Chorus. Her students have toured France and Italy in site-specific programs, entertained at the Obama White House, shared the stage with ETHEL and Nine Horses, studied in residence with Black South African choral communities, and initiated a choral project with the men of Putnamville Correctional Facility. Her three Manhattan-based choirs earned acclaim in the New York Times for performances of early music, Baroque opera, 19th-century symphonic works and new commissions. As a chamber singer, Boerger has toured and recorded with The Rose Ensemble, Pomerium, Western Wind, Early Music New York and Bobby McFerrin. For more information, please visit: http://www.kristinaboerger.com.