Anita Kupriss is a conductor, composer, singer, and guitarist. In 2009 she received her doctorate in choral conducting from Boston University. She holds two master’s degrees in choral conducting and composition from New England Conservatory. Her undergraduate education includes two bachelor degrees in composition/theory and music education from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell.
Anita's job as Music Director at Hancock United Church of Christ in Lexington, Massachusetts, spanned fifteen years from 1990-2005. She conducted two children’s choirs, a youth choir, an adult choir, an intergenerational choir, and a choir of professional and amateur singers who performed choral/orchestral works with professional instrumentalists.
With Kolibri, a Latvian vocal and instrumental ensemble, Anita performed around the world for twenty-five years. Kolibri’s most memorable and momentous performances occurred in 1988 at the Baltica 88 Festival in Riga, Latvia, right before the Latvian nation regained its independence from the Soviet Union.
Anita’s compositions have been recorded and performed by professional and amateur choruses and ensembles, as well as international festival choirs in Latvia, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, Germany, Sweden, and the United States.