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Jay W. Risser, conductor

Jay Risser has been conductor of the Lancaster Chamber Singers since 1995. With undergraduate studies at Westminster Choir College and graduate studies at Temple University, Hartt School of Music, and the Pennsylvania State University, he has worked with prominent choral conductors James Litton, Elaine Brown, Gerald Mack, and Michael Korn. While attending the Pennsylvania State University, he was appointed part-time faculty and conductor of the 150-voice University Choir, as well as an adjunct voice instructor. In central Pennsylvania, Mr. Risser served as reorganizer and music director of the Lebanon County Choral Society. In addition to conducting the Chamber Singers, he is full-time music director for Holy Name of Jesus Roman Catholic Church in Harrisburg, a private voice and piano instructor, and a retired elementary school music educator.