Special Message to Membership – Emily Badger Appointed as Executive Director – June 10, 2022

Dear Hartford Chorale,

I am thrilled to announce the board-approved appointment of Emily Badger as Executive Director, effective June 13, 2022. A native of Connecticut, Emily has lived and worked in other parts of New England, and is looking forward to being back home. My sincere thanks to Ed Below, Elizabeth Flynn and Kristen Phillips for joining me in this search for our Executive Director.

Emily will be in attendance at the Maestro’s retirement party, and I very much look forward to introducing her to our community. Our wonderful Lisa Nappi will stay on until June 30 as she works on helping Emily transition to her new role. Please find below our ED’s bio, and please be sure to give her the warmest of welcomes!



Emily Badger is delighted to take on the new Executive Director position at Hartford Chorale and looks forward to all the future projects she will be working on. Emily has worked in several non-profits; most recently, she was the director of a children’s museum in Maine. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Arts Management from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Emily has always loved the performing arts, whether on-stage acting, directing, or attending her favorite plays. She is incredibly passionate about all areas of the arts and strongly believes in the power art has to change the world.