ETHAN NASH (Music Director)
Ethan received his Bachelors degree in music in 1997 from Yale University and his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting in 2007 from The Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford.
After graduating from Yale, Ethan taught for five years as the Music Director at the School of the Holy Child in Rye, NY. He has conducted the University Glee Club of New Haven and has served on the faculty of Middlesex Community College, Wesleyan University's Center for Creative Youth, the Hartford Conservatory and Hartwick College Summer Music Festival. He has also appeared frequently as a guest clinician at music festivals.
Ethan has directed numerous musicals, including Into the Woods, Joseph . . ., Godspell, Anything Goes and Fiddler on the Roof. His musical directing credits include work with Norwich's Spirit of Broadway Theatre and Connecticut Heritage productions.
Ethan has been the Director of Choral Activities at Glastonbury High School since 2007. He works as a cantorial soloist at Beth Hillel Synagogue in Bloomfield and is a religious school songleader and junior choir conductor at Temple Sinai of Newington.
Ethan is the author of the Earthsongs choral music publication Translations and Annotations of Choral Repertoire: Volume 4, Hebrew Texts.
Ethan is an avid Mets fan, softball player, bowler and PEZ collector. He and his wife, Danica, are the proud parents of two boys, Ari and Elliot.
BARBARA ROBBINS (Accompanist)
Barbara teaches piano and accompanies vocalist, dancers and choirs in the greater Hartford area. She has been a musician all her life and earned two degrees in piano performance: Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory and a Master of Music from the University of Connecticut.
Barbara has been with WHWC since its inception. For Barbara, music is the tool while mutually beneficial rapport with others is the goal of living in society.