Dr. Amer Latif is Professor of Religious Studies at Marlboro College. An authority on Rumi, he has studied Sufi chant extensively. Originally from Islamabad, Pakistan, Amer has been guest lecturer at Cambridge University and the University of London.
Sheetal Kinkhabwala is from India and grew up immersed in the world of Hindu chants. Sheetal currently lives in Southern Vermont with her husband Ketan and daily chants the mantras and prayers she learned from her mother.
Reb Moshe Waldoks is Rabbi at Temple Beth Zion in Brookline, MA. A bridge-builder between cultures and faiths, Reb Moshe travels the country enlivening Jewish worship through teaching and chanting.
Susan Dedell is the Director of Music at St. Michael’s Episcopal church in Brattleboro, and is also the director of the Brattleboro Concert Choir, and the founder and director of Winged Productions. Susan leads Taize services both within the Episcopal Church and for other denominations.
Dr. Lesley Fishelman graduated from Yale University School of Medicine, where she also trained for psychiatry. She founded the first Stress and Holistic Pain Management program at the Harvard Community Health Plan in Boston and the Alternative Medicine program at its Kenmore center. Lesley served as Chief of Outpatient Psychiatry at the Anna Marsh Behavioral Care Clinic at the Brattleboro Retreat.