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
“Singing wonderful music is my heart’s delight. Singing wonderful music written by women is my musical calling.”
Heidi M. Weatherford has been interim director for Amasong four times since 2004 and now very pleased to be Amasong’s director for the next two years or so. Ms. Weatherford’s choral career began at the age of nine with the church choir directed by her father. Since then she has sung with many amateur and professional choirs including the Westminster Symphonic Choir, the Syracuse University Oratorio Society, and the UIUC Oratorio Society. Her experience as a teacher and conductor includes leading elementary and middle public school choirs, conducting small vocal ensembles in undergraduate and graduate school, as well as other freelance conducting gigs.
She received her bachelor of music degree from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey and her Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. While at Westminster Choir College, Ms. Weatherford’s areas of focus included: Music Education, Church Music, Voice, and Choral Conducting. Heidi’s most influential teachers/professors included, Frauke Hasseman, Sue Ellen Page, Harriett McCleary, Joseph Flummerfelt, Robert Simpson, Victor Macarol, and Wendell Cumberland.