Rebecca Kenneally, Chair, Performing Arts
School of Visual and Performing Arts
Office Location: Center for the Arts
Office Number: VPAC 114
Office Hours: M, T 10-12
MUS106 Instruments, Voice and Theater
MUS114 Chamber Ensemble
MUS160 Performance Workshop
DRA205 Acting Techniques II
Director of Chorus and Harmonelle
Director of Musical Theater Production
Faculty Advisor to Drama Club
Faculty Advisor to ECHO
Rebecca Kenneally is an active choral director and singer in the Boston area. As Coordinator of Performing Arts at Endicott College, in Beverly, MA, Ms. Kenneally is the director of choirs and musical theater as well as overseeing the music, theater and dance programs. She directs the 70 voices of the Old North Church Youth Choirs, maintains a private voice studio, and is the choral director for Music at Port Milford Music Festival in Ontario, Canada. Previously, she was the Director of the Women’s Chorus and Assistant to the Director of Choral Activities at New England Conservatory of Music.
Ms. Kenneally was the Youth Ensemble Director for the Boston Early Music Festival productions of: Acteon by Charpentier, and Venus and Adonis by John Blow in 2008/9. Other directing credits include: Carnival (EC 2010); Kiss Me Kate (EC 2009); The Last Five Years (MLT 2008); How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying… (EC 2007); co-direction of the youth chorus in The Little Prince (Boston Lyric Opera Company); and New England Conservatory Light Opera Company, and Boston University opera scenes productions.
Ms. Kenneally holds a BM in voice performance from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL where she studied with Sunny Joy Langton (Chicago Lyric Opera). She furthered her voice studies with Patricia Stedry, and at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Ms. Kenneally has an MM in conducting from New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA where she studied with Simon Carrington (of the King’s Singers). Vocal roles include: “Josephine” HMS Pinafore; “Maria” West Side Story; and “Susanna” The Marriage of Figaro. She was a soloist with the Old North Church Festival Chorus, Northwestern University Chorale, The New England Conservatory of Music Chorale and the Salem Philharmonic Orchestra. This summer she will solo at the Music at Port Milford Music Festival. She is an alumna of the Boston University Tanglewood Institute (voice), and the Boston Conservatory of Music Summer Choral Workshop (conducting).