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Chat with Beth Preston

September 17, 2019 @ 10:00 am12:00 pm


Local Music Director Beth Preston to Speak on Tuesday, September 17th at Skidompha Library

Beth Preston, a local conductor, music coach, teacher, and multi-talented musical tour de force will be the featured speaker at Skidompha Library’s Chats with Champions on Tuesday, September 17 at 10 a.m. Preston’s talk will be held in Porter Hall. Please allow time for parking.

Preston will present on a topic she explored through the Tapestry Singers’ 2019 spring concert: Female Composers: Changing the Current Choral Landscape.

Preston holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Brigham Young University and a Master of Music in Vocal Pedagogy from University of Southern Maine.

Preston directs the Newcastle-based Tapestry Singers, a community choir that has become known for championing the works of living composers. She was a founding member of Vox Nova Chamber Choir in Brunswick and sings alto in its newly formed reincarnation, Una Voce Chamber Choir. Preston offers private vocal coaching, as well as on behalf of Heartwood Regional Theater Company’s musical theater productions.

She was awarded the award for “Distinguished Choral Director of the Year” in 2010 from Maine American Choral Director’s Association, District 3 “Music Educator of the Year” in 2013, and “Maine Music Educator of the Year” in 2019. Preston retired from Lincoln Academy and her thirty-seven-year career in the public schools where she conducted award-winning choirs and directed musical theater productions of the highest caliber.

Chats with Champions is a free community offering from your national award-winning Skidompha Library at 184 Main Street, Damariscotta, Maine. This program is generously sponsored by Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shop. For more information, please call the Library at 207-563-5513.


September 17, 2019
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Porter Hall
184 Main Street
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States