Laura R. Russell
Location: New York, USA
Laura Ramsey Russell, conductor and music director, is organist and choir director at Christ Episcopal Church in Poughkeepsie, NY where she directs a 25-person volunteer choir and runs the Concerts Con Brio series. She was conductor and co-founder of the Hudson Valley BachFest from 2000 to 2013. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the Hartt School, and a Masters of Fine Arts degree from SUNY Purchase. As conductor for the BachFest she has conducted Bach’s B minor Mass, Magnificat, Passion according to Saint Matthew, and several cantatas and motets. Laura has been music director for many light opera and musical theater shows produced by the Gilbert & Sullivan Musical Theater Company at the Bardavon Opera House. Laura has directed choirs and taught music at Marist College and Dutchess Community College in the Hudson Valley, and at the music conservatories of SUNY Purchase and the Hartt School.