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L-R: Rachel Muller, Jeanne Masterman, Laurie Oliver

Cantabile is a trio of classical musicians who specialize in performing “art songs,” poetry set to music by classical composers.  The trio consists of two sopranos, Jeanne Masterman and Laurie Oliver, and pianist Rachel Muller.  All are residents of Westford.

Singers Jeanne Masterman and Laurie Oliver were classmates at the University of Mass. at Lowell, College of Music.  Both also have backgrounds in writing.

JEANNE MASTERMAN  holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Voice Performance.  She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Boston University.  She has graduate credits in music education from UMass.-Lowell and University of St. Thomas, MN.  National Association of Teachers of Singers, she maintains a voice studio in her home. She is co-organizer of the town’s Community Christmas Chorus, and director of The Golden Notes, a choir of residents at Bridges, an assisted living facility in Westford.   She is a member of the adult choir at St. Irene’s Church in Carlisle, and the Christmas carol quartet, Yuletide Carolers.

LAURIE OLIVER has always been drawn to both poetry and music, having earned a degree in English from UMass.-Lowell, returning to study Music Education with a major in voice. After earning her Music Ed. Degree in 1990, she has spent the last three decades teaching elementary school students to sing, dance and play recorder and other classroom instruments.   In her spare time, she directs the Westford Girl Scout Chorus, sings in the Community Christmas Chorus as well as the choir at Trinity Lutheran Church in Chelmsford.

RACHEL MULLER began studying piano at age 9.  She was a piano student at the Longy School of Music for many years, continuing her lessons while earning a degree in Software Engineering from Tufts University.  Although she is a software architect by trade, Rachel devotes much of her free time to musical pursuits.  She loves sharing music in myriad ways, accompanying recitalists and school choirs, and providing music for weekly Masses at St. Catherine and St. Anne parishes in Westford and Littleton.  Rachel is a member of the Seele Musicale Chamber Ensemble, as well as the alternative rock group, The Church Ladies.

A sample program for a Cantabile performance can be found here.