Music Director – Dr.Thérèse Provenzano
Thérèse Provenzano, Doctor of Musical Arts, earned undergraduate honors degrees in her majors of Music, English, Biology and Education from Brandeis University; Master of Music degrees with high honors in both music education/conducting and piano performance and a Masters in Biology from the University of Michigan; and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Music Education from Boston University. She studied piano with pianist Paul Badera-Skoda in Vienna, received the Phyllis Lee Coffey Award in Music at Brandeis, was a Dean's scholar at Boston University, and, in 1999, was awarded the Distinguished Arts Educator in Music for the state of Massachusetts by the Alliance for Arts Education. In the winter of 2001, Dr. Provenzano had the honor of studying with world-renowned musician/conductor, Sir Neville Marriner.
Dr. Provenzano is currently employed as Choral Director for the Weston Public Schools, and the Weston Community Chorus. She also adjudicates and conducts at state and national choral festivals and competitions.
In addition to her music, Dr. Provenzano also participates in whale research on Cape Cod and works with the rehabilitation of injured wild animals at Wild Care in Brewster.
Accompanist – Eve Budnick
Eve Budnick is an Adjunct Professor in the Voice Department of Boston University, teaching and coaching vocal diction. She is also an instructor at Rivers Conservatory preparing vocalists and instrumentalists for recitals. As the Artistic Director and founder of Opera del West, Eve has music directed the opera company for the past eight years. Performances at The Center for Arts in Natick include Adamo's Little Women, Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte and Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore. She has also performed with Opera Boston and Boston Opera Collaborative, and as Music Director, Coach and pianist at the Metrowest Opera, Boston University Opera Institute and New England Conservatory Summer Opera Scenes. Recently she performed with members of the Brockton Symphony in a chamber music concert at the Fuller Museum. Eve has a Bachelor’s degree in Musicology from Princeton University, a Master’s degree in Vocal Coaching and Accompaniment from Boston University, and a Graduate Diploma in Collaborative Piano from New England Conservatory. Eve and her family live in Wayland.