Bio

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About Jay

Always colorful, Jay Verchin is an alto, tenor, songwriter, and conductor from Worcester, MA. A recent graduate of Clark University, Jay served for two seasons as the Assistant Conductor and Tenor Section Leader for the Clark University Concert and Chamber Choirs. Currently, Jay sings weekly at All Saints Church in Worcester, and has appeared with Nightingale Vocal Ensemble and Jubilate Choir within the past year. Their most notable work was in the 21st Century Premiere of Gena Branscombe’s Choral Drama, Pilgrims Of Destiny, in 2019 where they played the Bo’sun. In addition to singing, Jay is a middle school para-educator, and in 2021, released their first full length album, Vessels.

Prounouns: they/them/theirs

AWARDS AND HONORS:

  • 2021 – Robert P. Manero Memorial Music Award – Clark University Visual & Performing Arts
  • 2021 – Phi Beta Kappa (To be inducted June 2021)
  • 2020 – Sara Bickman Music and Arts Summer Internship Award
  • 2019 – Patricia M. Plamondon Award – Clark Univeristy Visual & Performing Arts
  • 2019 – Leo E. Beavers ’49 Research Fellowship
  • 2017 – National Science Honors Society
  • 2016 – Tri-M Music Honors Society