Sandi Hammond – Music Director
Sandi has a BA in Music from Earlham College, where she was a merit-based fine arts scholar in music and also the recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship in Choral Conducting. In her early twenties she sang as a member with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and the John Oliver Chorale. A grant recipient from the MIT Council for the Arts, Sandi has performed as a vocalist on WGBH radio, both as a classical singer and a jazz artist with the vocal trio ESP, with whom she has also sung at notable clubs such as the Regattabar and the Soho series Out By Ten in New York City. In 2000 she released a track as a singer-songwriter as one of 27 women artists on the all-women’s compilation CD, RESPOND, which was picked by Columbia Records and which raised over $400,000 for an area domestic violence shelter by the same name.
Sandi has over 20 years’ experience teaching voice beginning piano, songwriting, and ear training. In 2014 she founded the Butterfly Music Transgender Chorus the 2nd all trans chorus in the nation, which has received media coverage by The New York Times, Associated Press, Boston Globe and Oprah Magazine. Sandi is currently working onLGBT History Project’s HistoryMaker Awards.