MICHAEL BECKER is a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music, where he earned a Master of Music degree in Collaborative Piano. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from Towson University in Maryland, with additional studies at the Eastman School of Music and the Longy School of Music Piano Pedagogy Institute.
While in Baltimore, Michael was the staff pianist at Colgate Baptist church, an accompanist for Towson University Opera Workshop, a keyboardist for the Maryland Arts Festival, and was on staff at the Carver Center for Arts and Technology. During his time in Rochester, Michael was staff pianist at Browncroft Community Church, accompanied at Blackfriars Theatre, and was on staff at the Hochstein Music School. In the Boston area, Michael has worked as a pianist for the Boston Pops, Boston University, New England Conservatory, Suffolk University and Wellesley College, and has served at numerous area churches, including Calvary Baptist Church in Ashmont, Church of the Covenant in Boston, Old South Church in Boston, Somerville Community Church, St. Francis Chapel at the Prudential Center, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Weston, and the United Methodist Church of Newton. Michael has also been a music director and piano instructor at Riverside Theatre Works.
Michael has been the accompanist of the Arlington-Belmont Chorale since January 2007. He is a staff pianist at the Boston Conservatory and is on the piano faculty of the All Newton Music School. Michael performs regularly with Urban Voices, an educational outreach program of the Metropolitan Opera Guild, and he accompanies the Singers, Youth Chorus, and Young Women’s Chorus of the Handel and Haydn Society.
AMY LEE - Chamber Chorus Accompanist
Pianist AMY LEE is a multi-faceted musician, passionate about collaboration, chamber music, and education. Her repertoire ranges from Bach to Martino; she enjoys performing unique programs, exploring obscure and new works, and working with composers. She has collaborated with members of the Johnson String Quartet, A Far Cry, Boston New Music Initiative, composer Tim Dusenbury, among others. She has played concerts throughout the Northeast and abroad, with solo performances at the Gardner Museum, New England Conservatory, the Brevard Music Center, as well as recitals in New York, the UK, and Hong Kong. Amy is a graduate of the Longy School of Music, where she studied with Randall Hodgkinson.
Amy is currently the co-chair of the Piano Department at Indian Hill Music School, where she teaches piano and chamber music. Aside from being a musician, she also enjoys photography, baking, Third-wave coffee, learning the cello, and playing with her dog.