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Abigail Haynes graduated from Gordon College with a Bachelor of Music in voice performance.  While at Gordon she also studied violin and played with the Gordon Symphony Orchestra and participated in the chamber music program under the direction of James Buswell.  She has sung with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and the Lubbock Chorale of Lubbock, Texas. She performed as a chorister and soloist with various recital choirs at Texas Tech University.  Her solo work in Lubbock included the Lubbock Chorale's performance of Handel's Messiah, as well as Schubert’s Mass in G. She has completed the long-term Suzuki violin pedagogy program at the Hartt School of Music, and attended the Hartt Suzuki Institute.  She is a registered instructor in the Suzuki Method for violin and is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas.

She has nearly twenty years of experience teaching violin and viola, as well as voice. She was a conductor and chamber music coach for the Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras for seven years.  She has been a soprano section leader for the Park Street Church choir in Boston as well as occasionally playing in the Park Street orchestra. She is currently a regular singer and cantor with the St. John's Schola Cantorum in Worcester, as well as singing professionally with Labyrinth Choir and Diamonds from the Dust. She recently toured Europe with Labyrinth Choir and appeared on WGBH’s Sing That Thing.  She was soloist for the premiere of Ēriks Ešenvalds’ commissioned work Nightfall for Labyrinth Choir in 2017, and soprano soloist for the American premiere of Robert Koolstra’s reconstruction of J.S. Bach’s St. Mark Passion with Music at Trinity in Worcester in spring of 2018.  She currently teaches violin and viola for the Wachusett Artist in Residence program. She lives with her husband and four daughters.

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