Music Department Faculty

Foxborough Public Schools is very proud of its music program. The music instructors in grades 1 through 12 are a team of educators dedicated to developing the talents of their students, and enabling them to accomplish extraordinary goals. Listed below is the entire music faculty of the Foxborough Public Schools.

Mr. Stephen Massey

Music Department Chairman & FHS Instrumental

Stephen C. Massey, chairman of the music department in the Foxboro (MA) Public Schools for the past 30 years, supervises an extensive music curriculum for grades 1-12.  As a teacher and conductor, Mr. Massey teaches Concert Band, Marching Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Lab Band, two Jazz Choirs, and courses in Music Theory, Arts in Western Culture and Modern American Music at Foxboro High School. His high school wind ensembles, concert bands, and jazz ensembles have consistently received state, regional and national recognition. Mr. Massey’s ensembles have made 10 recordings and hosted dozens of world-class guest artists, conductors, and composers including: Jerry Bergonzi, Dan Bukvich, Ron Carter, Alan Dawson, Justin DiCoccio, Jon Faddis, Vincent Gardner, Victor Goines, Wycliffe Gordon, Greg Hopkins, Dick Johnson, Sean Jones, Mark Miller, Tiger Okoshi, Rebecca Parris, Dave Pietro, Herb Pomeroy, Kim Richmond, Malcolm Rowell, Bobbie Shew, Reginald Thomas, Erica vonKleist, Rodney Whitaker and Phil Wilson. The Foxboro High School ensembles have also performed and given clinics at numerous university music schools and music conventions in the Northeast and performed at Symphony Hall in Boston over 10 times.

The Foxboro HS Jazz Ensemble and Wind Ensemble have been awarded gold medals at district, state, national and international music festivals consistently over the last three decades. The jazz ensemble has toured Europe three times, including a performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux, Switzerland.

In 1997 the Jazz Ensemble attended the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival at Jazz at Lincoln Center for the first time and won the competition. They have since qualified for the finals 11 times, which is the most of any high school group in the country. The 1999 Foxboro High School Wind Ensemble was one of 16 ensembles nationwide invited to the prestigious Bands of America Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana.

In 2009 the Foxboro Jazz Ensemble was the only amateur group that appeared at a pre-inaugural event at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center.  Performers included the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Dianne Reeves, Paquito D’Rivera and many others, including Dave Brubeck, who performed with Foxboro. In June of 2009, Mr. Massey was invited to teach as part of the First White House Jazz Symposium hosted by Michele Obama, as well as to serve on the faculty of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Band Director Academy.

Mr. Massey received both his Bachelors and Masters degrees in music education from Boston University’s School for the Arts. He was the director of the Boston Conservatory Jazz Ensemble for two years, and has taught in summer music programs at the University of New Hampshire, Hartt School of Music in Connecticut and for over 20 summers at the South Shore Conservatory in Hingham, MA. Mr. Massey is the founder and director of the Foxboro Summer Jazz Improvisation Camp. He has guest conducted numerous district and all-state concert bands and jazz bands including the All Northwest Jazz Band in Portland, Oregon, and the New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Massachusetts All State Jazz Bands.

The Massachusetts Music Educators Association presented Mr. Massey with the Lowell Mason Award for Leadership in Music Education in 1997 and the Massachusetts Instrumental Conductors Association honored him with the Conductor of the Year award in 1994. The Massachusetts Unit of the International Association of Jazz Educators recognized Mr. Massey with a lifetime achievement award in 2005.

Jennifer Greenleaf

Music Instructor at FHS and Ahern Middle School

Ms. Jennifer Greenleaf is the director of the fifth grade band, sixth grade orchestra, and jazz band at the Ahern Middle School, as well as the Foxboro High School Assistant Band director. Ms. Greenleaf was formerly the Music Director for the middle schools of Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District and K-5 Music Director of the Carlton M. Vivieros Elementary School in Fall River, MA. 

Jennifer graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Ithaca College. During her time there, Ms. Greenleaf was a member of the Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, and also performed in many chamber ensembles around the city. She is still an active clarinet player performing with the Marion Town Band, the Foxboro Community Band, the Tri-county Symphonic Band and the Tri-county Clarinet Quintet. She also teaches private clarinet lessons.

Ms Greenleaf has been highly recognized for her conducting by Steven Peterson, former Wind Ensemble director of Ithaca College, and has participated in multiple conducting workshops with highly esteemed conductors like Bill Rowell, former conductor of the UMass Amherst Wind Ensemble, and Colonel Arnald Gabriel, former commander/conductor of the internationally renowned U.S. Air Force Band, Symphony Orchestra, and Singing Sergeants.  Jennifer conducted the Foxboro High School Concert Band in Symphony Hall in Boston in spring of 2015. Ms. Greenleaf is also the manager for the Tri-county Symphonic Band’s annual ‘Conductor’s Holiday,’ where members work to increase conducting technique and musicality. 

Being a graduate of Foxboro Public Schools, Jenny is excited to be giving back her community, and is honored to be working with such a great music faculty.

Cami Tedoldi

Orchestra Director at FHS & Ahern Middle School

Cami Tedoldi is currently the director of orchestras at both the Ahern Middle and Foxboro High School.  Cami graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Cum Laude, with a bachelor’s degree in flute performance and music education.  At UMass she was the principle flutist of both the UMass Wind Ensemble, and Symphony Orchestra.  She also performed in classical chamber ensembles, and gave many solo performances.  She also studied the string bass as a secondary instrument and performed in the UMass Jazz Ensembles.

As a conductor, Cami taught at the Foxboro Summer Instrumental Music Camp (S.I.M.C.) from 2004-2008.  In 2009 she joined the faculty of the South Shore Conservatory’s Summer Music Festival where she conducted the Summer Wind Ensemble.  Cami has served as an adjudicator for the Massachusetts’s South East District Festival, and is the Assistant Band Manager of the 2011 South East Senior District Band.  She also teaches private flute lessons.  Cami is a graduate of the Foxboro Public Schools and is very excited to join the staff of the Foxboro Music Department.

Mr. Robert Glynn

Music Instructor at Ahern Middle School

Mr. Glynn is the director of both the 6th Grade and 7th Grade Bands, and teaches instrumental and general music grades 5-8 at the Ahern Middle School. He also teaches at the Summer Instrumental Music Camp (SIMC) and the Jazz Improv Camp over the summer months. Previous to teaching in Foxboro, Mr. Glynn was a Band Director in the North Middlesex Regional and Bellingham Public school districts for five years.

In 2011, Mr. Glynn completed his Bachelor of Music degree in both Music Education and Percussion Performance at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He was a section leader in both the Wind Ensemble and Marching Band and was an active member in the Orchestra, Marimba Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble. In 2013, Mr. Glynn completed his Masters in Music Education from The Boston Conservatory and received the singular Music Education award upon graduating. While there, he developed an alternative approach to teaching beginning Band students that is in use by various educators across the country. 

As a percussionist, Mr. Glynn has studied with Lincoln Center’s Ayano Kataoka, Drum Corps International’s Thom Hannum, Eduardo Leandro, and has participated in several masterclasses each with Robert Van Sice, Leigh Howard Stevens, and Stuart Saunders Smith. He has toured the United States performing with the World Champion Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, and traveled to Brazil to perform orchestral and chamber works at the Festival Internacional de Inverno de Campos do Jordão. 

Currently, Mr. Glynn freelances around MA and performs regularly with The Valley Winds and the Metropolitan Wind Symphony. He has recently taken up the Bodhrán – the traditional Irish frame drum – and enjoys learning the folk music of Ireland through its aural tradition in Boston.

Having student-taught with Ted Hagarty and George Murphy, Mr. Glynn is thrilled to be joining the Foxboro Music Department, its world-class faculty, and the community that it has created.

Ms. Annette Kerner

Music Instructor at Igo & Burrell Elementary Schools

Ms. Kerner is presently teaching general music for grades K-4 at the Burrell Elementary and grades 1-4 at the Igo Elementary.  She has been teaching in the Foxborough Public Schools for 16 years. Previously she taught at the Middle School level in Falmouth directing concert band and teaching guitar and piano classes. Prior to teaching in the Public Schools she taught afterschool lessons in several school districts as a private instructor on the saxophone, clarinet, flute, oboe, bassoon and beginning percussion. She initiated the first program to include music in a local Catholic School which continues to offer music to its students today.

Ms. Kerner obtained her Bachelors in classical saxophone at the New England Conservatory of Music. There she studied with Joe Allard also of the Julliard School of Music. She also obtained her Masters in  Music Education from the New England Conservatory of Music.

Ms. Kerner fell in love with music at a young age while playing under Frank Battisti at the South Shore Conservatory of Music and with the Massachusetts Youth Wind Ensemble.

After college she studied with Jerry Bergonzi, Mike Monoghan and Don Bravo. Over the years she has played with several Wind Ensembles and Big Bands. More recently she occasionally plays in small jazz and top 40s combos.

She is certified in Orff Schulwerk Levels I, II and III.

Presently Ms. Kerner enjoys writing many of her lessons based mostly on the Orff Schulwerk and Kodaly Music Education philosophies.

Further information on her music program in the Elementary Schools can be found by going to her websites at the Burrell and Igo:

http://foxborough.k12.ma.us/burrell/music/

http://foxborough.k12.ma.us/igo/music/

Donny Albro

Music Instructor at the Ahern Middle School

Donny Albro teaches grades 5-12 instrumental music. and conducts the 8th grade band and FHS Symphonic Winds. He is the assistant director of the FHS Symphony Orchestra. Donny also runs the Foxborough High School Percussion Ensemble. 

Donny received his Bachelor's degree from the Eastman School of Music, and his Master's degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  While at the Eastman School of Music Donny toured Japan with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, and recorded the CD Eastman Wind Ensemble at 50 released on Warner Bros. Records.

He is also a composer and has written 3 pieces for percussion ensemble. Donny has presented clinics for the LSDO professional development days. He has been a private lesson teacher in the Boston area for 15 years. From 2002-2012 Donny ran the percussion department for the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. For 15 years he has been making custom percussion equipment which is used by the Julliard School, Yale University, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Boston Symphony, the Boston Philharmonic, and the Colorado Symphony.

Allison Noonan

K-4 Music Instructor at Taylor and Igo Elementary Schools

Music Instructor at Taylor Elementary School and Igo Elementary School

Alli Noonan began teaching in Foxborough in 2014, and she currently teaches classroom music at two of the elementary schools in town. Prior to Foxborough she taught in North Attleboro, where she was the High School Choral Director, as well as the K-12 Music Coordinator. She also taught middle school music in Winchester, MA early in her career.

Alli graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Connecticut with a Master of Music Education in 2004. She graduated Cum Laude from SUNY Potsdam Crane School of Music with a Bachelor of Music Education in 1999. 

Prior to joining the Foxborough music faculty, Alli enjoyed five years home with her young children.  During this time, she built up a private piano studio, completed training as a Music Together teacher, and achieved a second teaching license in Moderate Disabilities.  Alli has enjoyed her time thus far in Foxborough, and looks forward to continuing her music teaching career.

Kirsten Shetler

Choral Director at Ahern Middle School

 

A native of Quincy, MA, Kirsten is thrilled to be heavily involved in the choral community of the South Shore as the Choral Director at Ahern Middle School in Foxborough, MA. She is also the Founding Director of the South Shore Children's Chorus, based in Braintree, MA.

Kirsten graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Composition from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, CA. Her award-winning compositions are available at www.jwpepper.com.

In only two years of activity within the San Diego music community, Kirsten founded and created four different choral programs for children - most notably, her after-school choral program at San Diego High School and the SACRA/PROFANA Summer Choral Intensive.  Over the course of two years, Kirsten also founded a voluntary, after-school classical choral program at San Diego High that gained Superior Ratings at the Music in the Parks Festival at Disneyland.  Similarly, Kirsten founded, recruited, and administrated a wildly successful Summer Choral Intensive program for high school students in San Diego.  The SCI program, sponsored by San Diego's only year-round professional choir, SACRA/PROFANA, served 78 students in its first year (2014) and 97 students in its second year representing over 35 different high schools.  She ignited musical and professional passion in all of the 10-15 choral and musical theatre programs in which she has been an integral part.

Other notable choral experiences include conducting the Intermediate Level Choir at San Diego Children's Choir in 2013-2014, helping to prepare (and performing in) the on-stage chorus for Disney Theatrical's U.S. Premiere of The Hunchback of Notre Dame in 2014, and singing professional choral performances as a core member of SACRA/PROFANA.  Kirsten's most recent singing project was recording the soundtrack for the live action Beauty and the Beast film being released by Walt Disney pictures in March 2017.

Kirsten looks forward to working together with the students at Ahern Middle School to create beautiful and exciting music!

 

Brian Raymond

Choral Director at FHS

Originally from Maine, Brian Raymond is the choral director at Foxborough High School.  He currently directs the concert choir and vocal jazz ensembles.  In addition to the choral ensembles, Brian teaches the guitar and music technology classes at the high school.  This year marks his first in the Foxborough School District.

Prior to Foxborough, Brian was a choral music director on Cape Cod at Mashpee Middle/High School where he taught piano, theory, music history, and conducted five middle and high school choral ensembles including jazz choir.  Prior to Mashpee, Brian taught several music classes and directed vocal jazz and the jazz combo at Plymouth South High School for three years.  He completed his Masters Degree in Music Education with emphasis on Conducting from the University of New Hampshire in 2013 and received his Bachelors in Music Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2008.  Brian has worked as an adjudicator for the Jazz All-State Festivals in New Hampshire and Maine as well as the Maine State Vocal Festival.  He has twice guest conducted the Maine District 2 Honors Jazz Choir.  He is an active jazz and classical pianist and accompanist throughout New England.  Brian is honored and thrilled to be working alongside the music faculty in the Foxborough Public School District.

For more Foxborough High School choral information visit: www.foxborochoir.blogspot.com