A native of Quincy, MA, Kirsten is thrilled to be heavily involved in the music community of the South Shore with the South Shore Children’s Chorus and also as the Choral Director at Ahern Middle School in Foxborough, 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, which served 78 students in its first year (2014) and 97 students in its second year representing over 35 different high schools. She founded the South Shore Children’s Chorus in her hometown of Quincy, MA in 2016, and the program now serves over 60 students year-round.
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 singing voice can be heard on the soundtrack for the live action Beauty and the Beast film being released by Walt Disney Pictures in March 2017.
Kirsten is to be working with the wonderful children at The Hills Church.