John Petre-Baumer is excited to take the podium as the Conductor of the Chorus North Shore Honors Youth Choir for his second season!

In addition to working with the students and families of the HYC, Mr. Baumer is a music educator in the Swampscott Public Schools and the Bass Section Leader at Ascension Memorial Church in Ipswich.

He also enjoys singing as a classically trained baritone around the North Shore. He recently spent part of his summer working as a Vocal Arts Teacher for the Tanglewood DARTS program through the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Baumer studied Choral Music Education at Troy University in Troy, Alabama. At Troy, he studied voice with Dr. Michael Hix and Dr. Margaret Jackson and piano with Dr. Hui-Ting Yang. He is a prizewinner of several competitions, including those of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the Alabama Federation of Music Clubs.

When not working with students or on stage singing, you can find Mr. Baumer working in his garden or cooking.