Amasong is an award-winning amateur chorus with an enthusiastic local following. We perform folkloric, women-oriented, and classical music.
- Amasong provides an opportunity for lesbians and feminist women to gather together in the pursuit of choral excellence.
- Amasong’s repertoire draws most heavily upon folk music from various world traditions, music written by women, and other music reflecting women’s experiences.
- Amasong accepts self-identified women at varying levels of experience and ability.
Our Music Director
Jill Crandall began choral singing at age of 5 in St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church, Jacksonville, Florida, and has since continued to sing and direct adult and children’s choirs, bell choirs and various instrumental ensembles in the Episcopal, Presbyterian and Lutheran Church. Earning degrees from Florida State University and University of Georgia, her strongest conducting mentors were Colleen Kirk and Mark Cedel. She was the founding director of the Meridian Women’s Chorus, Athens, Georgia, and joined Amasong after her move to Champaign in 2011. She is a frequent arranger of music for women’s and bell choirs and has sung with numerous choral groups here and in England, including the Wayneflete Singers when she resided in the glorious cathedral town of Winchester. She is presently also conducting the adult choir at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Champaign.