Flight Or Visibility: Artistic Director, Founder
Lorraine Fitzmaurice: Director of Operations
Described as having “chaotic bard energy,” arts organizer, songwriter, and educator Flight Or Visibility uses the violin and voice together to create classical punk music reminding us that activism is love, self-care is love, and it is our duty to express these loves. In addition to SASJ Boston, Flight Or Visibility is the founder of the Boston Artists Employment Network. They previously served as the events coordinator at Make Shift Boston. As a frequent event curator with Boston’s Weird Folk Fest, Flight Or Visibility also teaches private workshops on improvisation, creating healing spaces in the arts, and protest chant writing. They teach violin, songwriting, improvisation and ear-training at WholeTone Music Academy and previously taught songwriting at the Boston Public Schools. Flight Or Visibility is best known for their debut music video, “My Name (is Joanna).”
Lorraine Fitzmaurice is a Boston-area choir director who uses singing ensembles and large performance projects to build community and increase access to classical music. Born and raised in Billerica, MA, Lorraine has degrees from Cornell University and the Zürcher Hochschüle der Künste. In summer of 2017, she founded Quorum Boston, an LGBTQ vocal ensemble dedicated to queering the classical music canon and showcasing the work of living, local queer composers. She was the founding conductor of the Longwood Chorus, a group made up of local medical professionals and has worked with the Kithara Project, an initiative to provide musical education to under-served youth in Allston and the surrounding area. After living and working in Colorado for a few years, she is happily back in Boston and is continuing her practice of community music-making and activism. In addition to her role at SASJ Boston, Lorraine is an active member of UMAW, the Union of Musicians and Allied Workers.