Westborough – The Westborough Community Chorus (WCC) recently welcomed its new director Kelly Hodge, only the third director since the group’s founding in 1971.
Hodge, who lives in Sherborn, graduated from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) as a music education major, and received a master’s degree in music education from the City of New York Hunter College in 2003. She taught music education at Pennington Elementary School in Mount Vernon, N.Y., for five years, before moving back to Sherborn.
She now teaches music education at Pine Hill Elementary, the same school she attended as a child. She found out early she had a love, and a talent, for singing. Hodge performed in many theatrical performances while attending UNH, and also in the New York area. She found it very challenging, but also fun and a very valuable learning experience.
Hodge’s first performances as director will be the WCC’s Christmas show in December at the Sarah W. Gibbons Middle School in Westborough.