Alysoun Kegel, Artistic Director

An accomplished conductor, music teacher, and soprano, Alysoun Kegel has been working as the choir director and K-4 music instructor at Worthington Hooker since 2019. 

Aly began singing as an 8-yr-old treble in the St. Luke’s Girls Choir of Evanston, Illinois, under the direction of Richard Webster. She began her work in conducting in 2002, as musical director of Yale University’s Whim N’ Rhythm, giving performances in Japan, South Korea, Italy, France and the United Kingdom. From 2007-2011 she served as Artistic Director of the PALS Children’s Chorus in Brookline, MA preparing young people to sing under the batons of Sir Colin Davis, Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos, David Hoose, and Bernard Haitink. 

Aly completed her MM in conducting at Carnegie Mellon University, where she studied with Maestro Robert Page. She has led choral workshops throughout the US, as well as in South Korea, Ghana, and Somaliland. She served as the Head of Choral and Vocal Music at Choate Rosemary Hall from 2013-2019, leading the Chamber Chorus on tour in China, South Korea, Norway, and Sweden. Aly was a charter member of the Yale Schola Cantorum, a 24-voice ensemble specializing in early and contemporary music. She worked in the Boston area as staff soprano at Trinity Church in Copley Square and at Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill. She graduated from Yale with a Bachelor of Arts in Music and English, and received her first MM in Dalcroze Studies from the Longy School of Music.