Nelly Vuksic is the Director of Brooklyn Conservatory Chorale, and is the founder and music director of the Americas Vocal Ensemble, which performs rarely-heard music of North and South America and with which she has appeared in New York’s Merkin Hall, the Museum of Natural History, Mannes College of Music, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among other venues across the country and in the tri-state area. The group has presented New York and world premieres of nearly 100 contemporary works from both North and South America. Nelly has conducted extensively in her native Argentina as well as in Colombia and in the United States. She received her musical training at the University of Rosario in Argentina and continued with her doctoral studies at Ball State University, Indiana. She is the recipient of several national and international music awards and was commissioned by Colombian composer Luis Antonio Escobar to record his Cánticas y Madrigales on the CBS label. She is former director of the United Nations Singers in New York City.