Vermont
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
Becky Graber

Becky has been a musician since childhood, and a storyteller since her twenties; She graduated from Colgate University with majors in English and Music, and then studied the creative arts in education at Lesley University. She makes her living as a musician, teacher, and storyteller in the Brattleboro, Vermont, area and travels as a teaching artist and choral conductor. She is the founder and director of the Brattleboro Women's Chorus, and the new director of Animaterra in Keene, NH.   Becky is the organist and choir director at the Second Congregational Church in Londonderry, Vermont. Becky also leads monthly sings at many senior residences and adult day cares in the Brattleboro area.

She has been a touring artist in both New Hampshire and Vermont for many years, and offers storytelling performances (with music woven in) for families and children, young children in particular. Becky taught storytelling to teachers in training at Antioch New England for many years, and continues to enjoy teaching others to tell stories in single workshops or class settings.  Her storytelling residencies for elementary school children engage students in both creating and sharing stories. Becky's years as a teacher inform her performances, and she is known for her ability to engage and interest her audiences, and encourage participation.

Becky sings with the quartet "Big Woods Voices"  and enjoys studying jazz standards and performing them.  Most recently, she has founded "Chimsee Music Publishing" to market her many compositions and arrangements for women's chorus.

 

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I Have Worked With

  • September 1996

    Becky founded the Brattleboro Women's Chorus in 1996; the organization became a nonprofit in 2003, and is still growing strong. See our website at brattleborowomenschorus.org.

  • July 1986

    Carolyn and Becky offered performances and created a recording together, "Grinning to Grandma's"; they continue to support and appreciate each other in their work (and play) in music and storytelling.

  • September 1978

    Becky began teaching piano lessons at the Brattleboro Music Center when she first moved to Brattleboro, and later helped to organize the fabulous summer day camp, Camp Allegro. Camp Allegro staff included arts luminaries (and even many more!) Susan Dedell, Peter Amidon, Jen and Steve Rice, Michael Zerphy, Eshu Bumpus, Andy Davis, Patty Meyer, Henry Chapin, Zon Eastes, Susan Kisslinger, David Tasgal, Michelle Liechti, Ted Cetto, Lesley Straley, and Maggie Fountain Smith. Becky also worked for the Music in the Schools program at the BMC, has taught classes for them, and continues to admire their good work in our town!

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Becky
Job Title/Position: 
Choral conductor, Composer, Storyteller, Musical Director
Mailing Address: 
120 Guilford Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Physical Address: 
120 Guilford Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
Last Name: 
Graber
Phone: 
802-254-8994

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Music - Choral
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Composition
Theater - Children's
Theater - Musical
Theater - Storytelling
Populations Served: 
Adults
Elders
Families
School Groups
Institution/Business Type: 
Artists (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Performance / Concert / Reading / Assembly
Professional Development / Training
Residency - Community
Residency - In School
Wedding / Parties / Private Gatherings
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class / Presentation
Events Per Year: 
50
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-State Region

Affiliations and Accomplishments

I am on the following State Arts Agency Roster(s): 
New Hampshire Education Roster
Vermont Education Roster

I am a Touring Artist

Fee Range Minimum: 
$300
Fee Range Maximum: 
$600
State of Residence: 
Vermont
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Arts Integration - English Language / Literacy
Ages Served: 
Pre-Kindergarten-age
Elementary School-age
College-Age
Adults
Certifications / Training: 
New Hampshire Artist in Schools
Vermont Artist in Residence
Fee Range Minimum: 
$250
Fee Range Maximum: 
$500