Get to know Abby
What are you doing for work?
"I am working as a senior research assistant for the Global Mental Health and Addiction Program (GMAP) at the University of Maryland."
How long have you been singing in choirs?
"For about twelve years."
What is your favorite musical memory?
"My favorite musical memory is going on tour to Hungary with the Children's Chorus of Maryland."
Do you have any special talents or interests outside of music?
"I enjoy running; I was a former member of both the cross country and track teams in high school and at Gettysburg College. I've also picked up cross-stitching."
Who is your favorite composer? Why?
"I’m not super familiar with specific composers and their works, but I’ll always have a special place in my heart for Zoltan Kodály’s music for treble choirs, as that is what I grew up on."
Who's your favorite non-classical musical artist?
"I’m a big fan of Vampire Weekend!"
What song have you not been able to stop listening to (classical or not)?
"Me & My Dog by boygenius"
What's your favorite thing about singing in Lux?
“My favorite thing about Lux is how well the group works together. Everyone is a hard worker which results in everything coming so much more easily so we can dig deeper into all of the music. Not only that, but I love what a powerful sound we can get out of such a small group."
What’s your favorite song you've sung with Lux?
“Another toughie. I'd say my favorite is Let my Love be Heard [by Jake Runestad]. It's a very moving song with gorgeous harmonies and movement."
What's the most interesting fact about you?
"When I was a kid, I had pet rats. Sounds crazy but they were actually pretty cute."
Breakfast for dinner or dinner for breakfast?
"Breakfast for dinner! Is this even a question?"
If you could turn anything purple, what would it be?
"If naturally, certain snowflakes could fall in a light purple color, that would be a lot of fun."
Abby Hines is an alto (and occasional tenor) who began her choral career with the Children’s Chorus of Maryland, with whom she sang for 7 years. She was also a member of the American Kodály Children’s Chorus for 3 years. She sang with PandemoniUM, a student-run a cappella group at the University of Maryland, for which she was an acting musical director in the 2019-2020 academic year. She began singing with Lux in the summer of 2017.
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