faculty name

Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education
D.M.A., University of Miami - The Frost School of Music

Jami Lercher

faculty nameAssistant Professor of Choral Music Education

D.M.A., University of Miami - The Frost School of Music
M.A.,
 University of Wales
B.M., Iowa State University

Contact:

jlercher@bw.edu

Dr. Jami Lercher brings fourteen years of public school teaching experience to her role. Having taught elementary, middle and high school vocal music, she is an advocate for music education for all.

As a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, Lercher completed her master’s degree in the United Kingdom. Her research explored teaching singing to the hearing impaired, cementing her belief that everyone is capable of creating and enjoying music.

Lercher’s doctoral research focused on the life and choral music of Morfydd Owen (1891-1918), a Welsh composer whose catalogue of works remains vastly unpublished and unperformed. She also champions music from marginalized voices, particularly women, and seeks to bring attention to suppressed works through performance and study. Her edition of Vittoria Aleotti’s “Surge Propera Amica Mea” is currently published through Walton Music.

An active performer, Lercher sang as a contracted singer with the Minnesota Chorale, where she also served as an assistant conductor. She served as the artistic director of the South Florida Jewish Chorale for two seasons and was the founding co-chair of the ACDA-Minnesota 9-10 Grade Treble Honor Choir.

Lercher is an active member of ACDA, NCCO, and NAfME. She has presented at state and national conferences on programming diverse music from underrepresented composers, using repertoire to inform warm-up techniques, and selecting appropriate solo repertoire for choral singers.