Genny is an art-educator with a special talent for seeing the artist in everyone she meets, especially children. From after school programs to libraries, festivals to summer camps, Miss Genny and The Arts Bus create a world of opportunity to create, explore, design, imagine and realize ART in every way!
Emily is an actor, singer, dancer, and choreographer from South Royalton. A rising senior at Middlebury College, she is double majoring in Theatre and American Studies-Journalism and is president of the dance troupe On Tap. A Chandler alum of many summer youth musicals and Mini Muds, Emily is excited to return home to "the place to be happy" and share her love for performing!
Courtney Bowen is the Youth Services Librarian at Kimball Public Library.
She loves reading, hiking, and gardening.
Courtney lives in Rochester with her husband and 8-year old son; they also have lots of furry and feathered neighbors.
A long-time fan of the performing arts, Courtney is excited to collaborate with Chandler and the Arts Bus!
Emma Rose Brooks is a former Chandler youth alum originally from White River Junction. She is currently a working AEA actor, director, and teacher who has been a part of a variety of musical theatre productions throughout the east and mid coast areas. emmarosebrooks.com
Molly teaches Middle/High School choir at Main Street Middle School and Montpelier High School. She is also the music director for MHS Masque Theater Club and MSMS Drama Club. This is Molly's eighth summer with Chandler, either as a student or music director, and is excited to continue working with Chandler as a camp leader.
Stevie starting volunteering at Chandler while attending high school in Randolph. He studied Technical Theater and Design at Castleton University. After graduating he moved to New York where he worked at an array of theaters including The Public and The Signature Theater. Since returning to VT he has continued working at Chandler and other local theaters.
Karen earned a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in Photography, and an MFA from Columbia University in Film Directing. She spent over 25 years in NYC and LA working in the film and tv industries as a producer, writer, and film director. Her screenplay, Birds with Teeth, a comedy about 19th Century Paleontology, won the prestigious Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Award. Her film work has garnered multiple awards and has been screened at film festivals around the world. She taught filmmaking and writing at Columbia University, the Art Institute of New York City, Gibbs College, The Kansas City Art Institute, the Art Institutes International, and at the Higher Colleges of Technology - Abu Dhabi Women’s College in the United Arab Emirates. From 2017-2019 Karen was the Executive Director of the Green Mountain Film Festival and is the Executive Director at Chandler.
Vincent is an audio engineer and recording studio owner based in Randolph, VT. Originally from Germany, he first fell in love with the Vermont countryside and Randolph community during an exchange semester to RUHS. He has been very involved with the local music scene for many years and has worked to support projects and events in the Randolph area. Such as being a high school senior project mentor, Arts and Culture Committee member, Library podcast producer, to name a few recent projects outside of his regular production work with regional bands and musicians.
Gabrielle Gaudreault is a conductor, pedagogue and collaborative pianist. Passionate about contemporary music, collaborating with composers, and innovative concert programming, she currently sings and conducts with Artifice Ensemble, a new-music choir based in Washington D.C. She recently served as the assistant conductor to Kent Nagano at the Staatsoper Hamburg. In Spring 2020, Gabrielle completed her Doctorate in Choral Conducting at McGill University, where her research thesis focused on the analysis of late-20th-century choral works by Québécois composers. She also holds a double Masters Degree in Music Theory and Choral Conducting from Indiana University, where she also worked as Associate Instructor of Aural Skills. Gabrielle is an experienced pedagogue in choral music, piano, ear training and music theory. She has taught privately and in schools, from elementary to college levels. Gabrielle is the co-founder of CG Music Academy, where she teaches private piano and voice lessons. She has previously served as Artistic Director of the South Shore Children’s Chorus and The Carousellers community choir, Co-Director of McGill’s University Chorus, and frequent Guest Conductor of the Saint-Saint-Lambert Choral Society and Les Muses Chorale in Montreal. Gabrielle previously earned a bachelor’s of music in piano and has worked as a collaborative pianist for the past 15 years, playing for a wide range of performers and ensembles, including vocal and instrumental solo recitals, professional opera companies, and many choral organizations.
Abbey teaches visual art at White River Valley High School. She has been scenic designer for the Chandler Youth Musical* since 2017 and does set painting for other productions throughout Central Vermont and the Upper Valley.
Jacob graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in May 2020 with a degree in Jazz and African American music studies. A native of Randolph, he grew up playing in and around the area, participating in district and all-state festivals and multiple school groups throughout his high school career. In college, Jacob played lead alto in the award winning Jazz Ensemble 1, multiple jazz combos, wind band, and saxophone quartets, all while writing original arrangements and teaching private lessons on the side. Jacob now teaches private saxophone lessons and is enjoying being back in the Randolph community.
Lanni is a 4th grade teacher at Dothan Brook School. She has been directing musicals for the past 25 years. Locally, Lanni has directed the past four North Country Community Theatre Teen shows. She has also been the director of Trumbull Hall Troupe for the past three seasons, and the director for the Hartford High School musical. Her favorite thing in the world is directing kids.
Kim grew up performing in the Chandler 4th of July musicals and graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a BA in Dance. She has been the choreographer for the youth musical since 2002 (Guys and Dolls) and the director/choreographer since 2012 (Fiddler on the Roof).
Jessica Pierpont joins McGill University as a doctoral candidate in choral conducting. Her research will focus on Ralph Vaughan William’s Dona Nobis Pacem, Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem as well as girls’ choir performance practice methods.
Jessica Pierpont is currently the conductor, artistic director and founder of the Vermont Chamber Artists and of the Vermont Girls Choir in Vermont. She received her Master of Music degree in choral conducting at the University of Arizona and holds a Bachelor of Music degree with a concentration in piano from Castleton University. Jessica holds a position at McGill University, a course lecturer teaching choral conducting to undergraduate students. In addition, she currently hold a position as conductor and course lecturer teaching Chorale at Northern Vermont University. Jessica has attended and participated in many music workshops, including Oxford University Workshops, Westminster Choir College summer workshops, Yale University 21C, ACDA regional collegiate workshops, Beyond the Baton with Diane Wittry and was selected as a conducting fellow in the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival hosted by the Yale School of Music. Jessica's primary conducting instructor is Dr. Jean- Sébastien Vallée with previous instruction from Dr. Bruce Chamberlain, Dr. Elizabeth Schauer and Dr. Sherrill Blodget, James Jordan, Gary Graden, T.J. Harper and orchestral conducting with Hugh Keelan.
Seth started volunteering on Chandler’s youth, tech crew in the mid-90s. His love for the building and the community kept him involved, and he quickly became the part time Technical Director in his early 20’s. Over the years Seth has applied his Technical knowledge at multiple venues across the area: Barre Opera House, Lebanon Opera House, Pentangle Arts, Trumbull Hall Troupe, and North Country Community Theater.
Tina has worked at Dothan Brook School for the past 19 years as an Educational Support Professional. There she works on the school’s drama program as the costumer and lighting technician. She has also costumed for Trumbull Hall Troupe and North Country Community Theatre’s teen program. She is the school’s coach for Finding Our Stride nonprofit running program. She loves to sew, read and run!
Born and raised in Brookfield Vermont, I’ve spent my entire childhood the Randolph community attending Brookfield Elementary school, Randolph middle/high school as well as Vermont Technical College. I’ve spent the last five years attending the University of Maine in Orono receiving my bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology in 2017 and working towards a masters in Intermedia Fine Arts in 2018. I decided to come home to work with my family and bring the knowledge I gained at school back to the community that raised me and helped me thrive.