The Brattleboro Women's Chorus board of directors meets once a month at the Works at 7:15 am. Our board is vivacious, creative, supportive and full of wonderful energy (even at 7 am, which is saying a lot)! Read more about us, below!
Becky Graber, our Musical Director, is our fabulous leader and an inspiration to us all. If you want to know all about Becky, check out her bio here. In fact, she's so fabulous she even has her very own website!
Muriel Taylor, our President, is an Early Childhood Consultant. An a cappella and choral singer all of her life, she has been singing with the Women’s Chorus since 1998. Happily retired, she stays in touch with children through the Summer Reading Program at the Lydia Taft Library in West Dummerston, her home. She is President of the Dummerston Historical Society and loves to hike and snowshoe with her husband, Bob, and their dog, Tucker. Summer afternoons will find her at the swimming hole in front of her house on the West River. Visitors welcome!!
Carrie Walker, our Vice President, is a Brattleboro Women's Chorus "lifer;" she hasn't missed a session since chorus began. She now also sings with groups from the Vermont Jazz Center as well as in a female a cappella quartet called "Singcrony." She finds singing to be one of life's greatest pleasures and at times a spiritual experience, and is grateful to Chorus for the opportunity over the years to find and free her voice.
Kate Traeger, our Secretary, has dabbled in many professions: naturalist, graphic designer, summer camp coordinator, Mad Scientist, performer and most recently mother. She joined the chorus in 2005 and has been unable to stay away since! She loves chocolate, lake time, snow play, traveling and coming home.
Ruth Wilmot, our Co-Treasurer, was coming to BWC concerts for 10 years before she finally joined the chorus and has been a member ever since! Ruth’s professional life has ranged from teaching social studies to 5th graders in Tokyo, to being a special events coordinator at a local college. She is currently working as an ADHD coach with both students and adults for the past 8 years. Ruth relishes rare opportunities to speak Japanese and seeing her daughter embrace world travel as well. She also enjoys hiking & traveling.
Susan Kunhardt, our Co-Treasurer, has been in chorus for many years and thinks of chorus as her “soul food.” Singing is a wonderful relief from a busy nursing career at a local college and mothering two teenage daughters. Her other passions include milking her goats (her goat cheese is revered) and growing an abundance of food & medicinal herbs.
Marty Moscrip, our Member-at-Large, has been singing with the chorus for many years. She just returned from North Carolina, and realized that Brattleboro and the BWC offer extensive acceptance and appreciation for diversity and compassion. She returns with a new appreciation of this community and the community of women who participate in the chorus and the exceptional talent of the director, Becky Graber. It is with enthusiasm and joy that she has joined the board, and looks forward to supporting the chorus in whatever way she can. She is a retired therapist, a gardener and an explorer of new adventures.
Betsy Williams, our Member-at-Large, was in the audience for the first BWC concert, joined that spring and has never left! She loves to sing and harmonize, finding it to be food for the spirit. She also plays stand-up bass and sings with friends in the "Seymour Sister" a small string band. She lives in Westminster West, works as a mediator in Greenfield Massachusetts, and when not singing, playing music or working, prefers to be outside hiking, biking, or skiing.