Ms. Hayman Goes to Washington
and DC gets a new music director

Jennifer Hayman

Jennifer Hayman

Say farewell to Tempesta di Mare’s energetic Program Coordinator and say hello to the new music director of one of the country’s most influential churches in social justice as Jennifer Hayman assumes her new post of Director of Music and Arts at Washington’s All Souls Church Unitarian in just a few weeks. Congratulations, Jen!

All Souls is the job Jen has trained for. A professional pianist and singer, she received an interdisciplinary bachelor’s in music industry and performance at Syracuse University, with Performance Honors in both voice and piano, and a master’s in music education with honors at the College of Saint Rose in Albany. She caught the conducting bug at Saint Rose’s while serving her graduate assistantship to the head of the choral department. Since relocating to Philadelphia, she has taken advantage of its proximity to Princeton for postgraduate training in choral conducting at Westminster Choir College, and she founded the Chestnut Street Singers, Philadelphia’s Cooperative Chamber Chorus, which she has led for the past three seasons.

We are so proud of Jen for the recognition of her talents that the post bestows.

Her exciting new job at All Souls is for the largest Unitarian church within the denomination, where she will be its first full-time music director. In addition to its ongoing history as an outspoken mover in social justice causes, the congregation has a rich musical tradition that includes its Jubilee Singers gospel choir, founded in 1977 by Dr. Ysaye Barnwell, a member of the world-famous female vocal ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock. Her musical duties will include directing and growing the 45-voice All Souls Choir and starting a new children’s choir, as well as administrative oversight of the church’s other ensembles.

Please join us in wishing Jen good fortune and farewell as she embarks on the next chapter of her career. We at Tempesta are so proud of her for landing such a fine job with all the recognition of her talents that the post bestows. Moreover, we are especially pleased to welcome her to the ranks of musicians whose day job is being a musician. We’ll miss you!