Gwen Gould, Artistic Director

Gwen Gould has enjoyed a diverse career in music as a recitalist, music director, conductor, and entrepreneur.  She is currently Artistic Director of ClaverackLanding, a new initiative of the Columbia Festival Orchestra, which she founded in 1988.  She also founded the West Village Chorale (1971) and Diamond Opera Theater (2004), originally called Hudson Chamber Opera.  A national competition finalist, she performed extensively as a solo recitalist and developed a career as an organist and director of music in New York City at St. Bartholomew’s, Church of St. Luke in the Fields, Immanuel Lutheran Church, and the Church of Our Saviour.  Additionally, she performed recitals at St. Thomas’ Church, Trinity Wall Street, St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s Chapel of Columbia University, and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, among others.  She received a Bachelor of Music from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, and a Master of Sacred Music from Yale Institute of Sacred Music/Union and held teaching posts at Stuart Hall in Staunton, VA, and at St. Luke’s School, NYC.

Ms. Gould currently serves on the Advisory Boards of the Hudson Opera House, PS21 (Performance Spaces for the 21st Century) and the West Village Chorale.

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