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Biography

                               Virginia Herrera-Crilly

                                 Music Teacher – PK - 8

                          E-mail: vcrilly@catholicacademystamford.org

 

I am one of five children who learned from my faithful parents to share with others

the gifts the Lord has given me. At a very young age I learned to pray in song,

so I have always been part of choirs in Catholic Schools and different churches

as a soloist and as part of vocal ensembles.

 

I am a classical trained singer/performer with much respect and love for Sacred Music.

I have been a Cantor in church for more than 20 years and started teaching voice in 2003 in New York City.

 Currently I serve as Cantor at St. Benedict's and St. Mary's Church in Stamford.

 

I came to teach Music at St. Cecilia’s Elementary School in 2014, where I encouraged children

to join the School Choir and sing at our school Masses throughout the school year. 

In 2016, I also taught music at Our Lady Star of the Sea Elementary School.

 

I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to teach what I love to do at the Catholic Academy of Stamford,

and to have the chance to give back my experience as a singer, musician and performer

to all students in Music class, as a Choir Director and School Play Director.

Music brings us together!

 

Education/Certification    

                                                                                                                                                              

  •       OMTI / Opera Music Theater International  (New Jersey)  Jerome Hines
  •       Center for Opera Performance (New York) Franco Iglesias                                                           
  •       Arts Academy (Rome, Italy) Doris Andrews, Francesco LaVecchia    
  •       Conservatorio di Frosinone(Italy)                                                                                                        
  •       ESMD / Escuela Superior de Música y Danza (Monterrey, México)  Martha Félix

 

Professional Experience/Recognition

 

  •       2 years as Music Teacher (Pre-K-5) at the Catholic Academy of Stamford
  •       2 years as Choir Director (3-8) at the Catholic Academy of Stamford teaching Students Sacred Song
  •       2 years as the School Play Director (4-8) at the Catholic Academy of Stamford 
  •       3 years as a Music Teacher (K-5) / Hand bell Choir and Vocal Ensemble Director St. Cecilia’s Elementary School
  •       1 year as a Music Teacher (K-5) at Our Lady Star of the Sea Elementary School in Stamford, CT.
  •       3 years as a Vocal/Piano Instructor at Long Ridge Music Center in Stamford, CT.
  •       8 years as a Vocal Instructor as part of the Recreational Services with the City of Stamford.
  •       8 years as teacher and Former Head of Vocal Department at Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts in NYC.
  •       Professional Classical Singer / Cantor ( Present) 
 

Recent Posts

ALL Cast is on CALL for Wednesdays and Thursdays Rehearsals                                          (unless advised otherwise by Mrs. Crilly) 

LOWER SCHOOL / Music Room

**BRING your SCRIPT and Snacks/Water
 
                                               JANUARY 2019
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BEYOND THE BELL / SESSION 2 / MUSIC

         The Catholic Academy of Stamford, Lower School, is pleased to present the Beyond the Bell programs for 2018/2019 for Session 2                               which will run from November 13, 2018-February 1st, 2019.                                      Your child will be challenged in a safe, creative and fun environment.               All clubs end at 3:15pm.

                  Session 2: November 13th, 2018 - February 1st, 2019

*Keyboard on the Go II  -  Grades K-2         Fee: $176    

Mondays: 11/19, 11/26, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7,  1/14, 1/28  (8)                                                                                                                                             Mrs. Crilly / MUSIC ROOM 101                   

*Keyboard on the Go II   - Grades 2-5          Fee: $220

Tuesdays: 11/13,11/20, 11/27,12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/15,1/22,1/29  (10)                                                                                                                      

Mrs. Crilly / MUSIC ROOM 101                     

*Rising Stars    -  Grades 2-5          Fee: $198                    

Fridays: 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 1/4, 1/11,  1/18, 1/25  2/1                                                                                                                                                           

Mrs. Crilly / MUSIC ROOM 101