Conductor & Musical Director
Deborah Tartell is the founding Conductor and Musical Director of the Shireinu Choir of Long Island, with almost 40 years of experience as a public school choral director, musical theater director, private voice and piano teacher. Deborah received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Delaware where she received an award and scholarship for excellence in student teaching. She did graduate work at the Britten-Pears School for Advanced Musical Studies in Aldeburgh, England.
Her career as a high school choral director included conducting the renowned Moorestown High School Madrigal Singers. Deborah has taught vocal music in prestigious Bronxville and Roslyn public school districts, and worked as Musical Director and orchestral pianist for the Drama Club at Great Neck North Middle School. Deborah has served as a NYSSMA adjudicator, and students in her private studio have been accepted into All-State Chorus, All-County Chorus, received leading roles in school musical theater and opera productions and have been admitted to conservatory programs including Juillard and Manhattan School of Music.
Guy Brewer, Accompanist
Guy Brewer, a native of New York, has worked in various aspects of choral music. He majored in music theory at the Julliard School of Music and studied organ, composition, and conducting at Yale University, where he directed the Yale Russian Chorus. Mr. Brewer has also served as accompanist and assistant conductor for the Russian Chamber Chorus of New York. For his research and performance of Georgian folk music, The Republic of Georgia awarded him a national prize and a laureateship. He is presently organist and accompanist of the Great Neck Choral Society, and has served as Music Director of the Zion Episcopal Church in Douglaston, New York. We welcomed him to the Shireinu Choir of Long Island family in 2021.
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