Rob Hammerton has directed the SUMC Sanctuary Choir since Fall 2001, and sung with the Choir since 1981. He holds a Master’s degree in Music Education from Boston University, and a BA in Journalistic Studies from UMass-Amherst. Rob has taught music in Massachusetts public schools since 1999, and directed the College of the Holy Cross (Worcester, MA) athletic bands from 2002 to 2006. He directed “The Waylers” community a cappella singers (Wayland, MA) from 1988 to 2000. He has written two original children’s musicals, as well as “Eight Anthems for Advent and Christmas”, which was premiered at SUMC in 2013. Rob is a member of the National Association for Music Education, the Massachusetts Music Educators Association, the American Choral Directors Association, and the New Hampshire Band Directors Association.