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Music Director

Barbara Brooks

Barb coordinates the vocal and musical components of Sunday Assemblies. She directs the First Unitarian Society Chorus and the Chalice Choir as well as overseeing the special music programs offered by the Society throughout the year. You may email her or call 612.377.6608 x106.

She is an active vocal coach, pianist and music director in the Twin Cities area. Barb has served as coach/pianist for several opera companies including Canadian Opera, Minnesota Opera, New Orleans Opera, Opera Banff, Kentucky Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Berkshire Opera and the Wesley Balk Opera/Music Theatre Institute, as well as for university opera programs at the University of North Texas and the University of Minnesota.

She is presently the principal accompanist of and artistic advisor to the Minnesota Chorale. She also served as a vocal coach in the Resident Artists program at the Minnesota Opera. Barb holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Augsburg College and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Michigan. She attended the Britten-Pears school in England where she studied accompanying with Martin Isepp.

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