Dr. Jamie Bunce
Teaching Assistant Professor
Assistant Director of Choral Studies
Dr. Jamie Bunce is a conductor, singer, and arranger who began her career as a high school choral director in her home state of New Jersey. Active as a guest conductor, musical director, arranger, and clinician throughout New Jersey, Ms. Bunce has been featured in Chorus America for bringing early music into the high school choral classroom. Her ensembles have been featured at conferences, on demonstration recordings for outlets such as Oxford Music Publishing, and on national television. She has additionally served as Associate Director of the Princeton Girlchoir, conductor of the Wagner College Treble Choir, assistant director of Miami Collegium Musicum, and the Graduate Associate Conductor of the Frost Chorale. Her first love is singing, and she continues to do so with professional ensembles such as the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir, Gallicantus, and Seraphic Fire.
Dr. Bunce earned her DMA in choral conducting from the University of Miami Frost School of Music under the direction of Dr. Amanda Quist and holds degrees in music education and choral pedagogy from Westminster Choir College of Rider University and Mason Gross School of the Arts of Rutgers University. Her research interests include works by underrepresented composers of both early and new music, having authored the world’s first analysis and conductor’s guide for Sarah Kirkland Snider’s recent work, “Mass for the Endangered.” A community song and dance enthusiast, she also arranges early American folk repertoire for choral performance.