Harmony, Inc. and its Chapters are doing our part to help flatten the curve and fight COVID-19. Our regular New England Voices in Harmony rehearsals are currently suspended. Once our virtual rehearsals become a thing of the past, we’d love to have you join us. Until then, please keep music in your hearts, stay safe, and stay well. We’re Harmony – We’re Strong!
2018 International Chorus Champions
New England Voices in Harmony – A women’s championship a cappella chorus
Maureen Mayer, baritone
In the wonderful kaleidoscope of ladies who form our chorus, we have a bona fide Systems Engineer/Algorithm Developer in the person of Maureen Mayer – this quarter’s Spotlight Member. Maureen, who is currently working for BAE Systems, is one of our lovely baritones.
Maureen earned both her BA and MA in Mathematics and Statistics from Boston University with additional statistics studies at San Diego State University, Montana State University and Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. An impressive resumé. Additionally, she is the American Statistical Association Vice Chair of District 1 and a member of the New England chapter. Plus, she is a member of the Manchester, NH Saints Women’s Softball team; and has a gift for comedy, as we have all saw seen during rehearsals and coaching sessions.
Born and raised in New Jersey, her mother was a music teacher and Maureen says, “Since I was young, I have had a song in my heart to give me a skip in my step.” This translated to high school band, where she played tenor saxophone/baritone horn; she sang in church choir and with the Montana State University choir.
Maureen and her husband Ron, have two sons: Justin, 20, and Josh, 19; both currently in college. They have both a cat, Leah, and a dog, Coby, in their busy household. She says she learned about New England Voices in Harmony from an ad in a local weekly publication, Neighbor to Neighbor. Once she visited the chorus, she felt the group “is a symphony of fun: eclectic, friendly supportive women who love to sing. It felt like a match.”
In this match, Maureen currently is in charge of our CD sales and credit card collection for fundraisers; is an organizer for our Excellence Training Weekend and a former Member at Large on our Board of Directors. Her positivity extends to her prediction for where the chorus is headed in the next 10 years. “The next generation of talented singers,” she says, “will take this group to the moon and back, with ringing chords and star-like radiance.”