Dr. Pearl Shangkuan

Pearl Shangkuan

Dr. Pearl Shangkuan is a highly sought-after conductor, lecturer and clinician who has led performances and workshops across six continents. Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she is also chorus director of the Grand Rapids Symphony, a Grammy-nominated professional orchestra. Recently appointed as the Editor of […]

Dr. Jefferson Johnson

Jefferson Johnson

Jefferson Johnson is Director of Choral Activities at the University of Kentucky where he conducts the University Chorale and Men’s Chorus. He also teaches advanced choral conducting, choral methods and literature, and directs the graduate program (MM and DMA degrees) in choral music. A native of Atlanta, Johnson received the Bachelor of Music degree from […]

Dr. Jerry Blackstone

Jerry Blackstone

Grammy® Award winner Jerry Blackstone is a leading conductor and highly respected conducting pedagogue.  He currently serves as Visiting Professor of Music at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music where he conducts the Women’s Chorale and the Men’s Glee Club, an ensemble in which he sang as an undergraduate. He is also Professor Emeritus of Conducting at […]

Dr. Rayvon T.J. Moore

Rayvon Moore

A Southern California native, Rayvon T. J. Moore, is a conductor, educator, and baritone who has been lauded for his energetic, yet sensitive conducting and his rich baritone voice.  Moore serves as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at Friends University and as the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Wichita Chamber […]

Dr. Elizabeth Swanson

Elizabeth Swanson

Elizabeth Swanson is the Associate Director of Choral Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is honored to serve as conductor of the CU Treble Chorus (formerly the Women’s Chorus) and the University Choir, which was founded in 1938 by Warner Imig. A passionate educator, Swanson also teaches courses in conducting at the undergraduate […]

Lynne Rothrock

A graduate of Luther College (B.A. Music/Theatre) and Western Michigan University (M.M. Vocal Performance) Lynne Rothrock is a vocalist/entertainer and arts educator. She has performed as a solo artist at a variety of venues around the United States, including Birdland (NYC), The Bluebird Café (Nashville), Davenports Cabaret (Chicago), The Dakota and Crooners (Minneapolis), Crown & […]

Duane Davis

Duane Shields Davis, originally from Cleveland, has taught 54 years which included The Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Rapids Community College, Western Michigan University, the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. He served as Chorus Master for Opera Grand Rapids for 31 years, Duane awards include the Legacy Award presented by the Grand Rapids […]

Dr. Derrick Fox

Dr. Derrick Fox is the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies and Creative Endeavors and a Professor of Choral Conducting at Michigan State University. Prior to MSU, he was the Director of Choral Activities and Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and Assistant Professor of Choral Music at Ithaca College.  Dr. Fox has […]

Dr. Craig Arnold

Craig Arnold has conducted works large and small in most of the United States, frequently at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, and other major venues throughout the world. He has had an extensive career as conductor of choirs and orchestras of all ages; educator of graduate, undergraduate, high school, and middle school […]

Dr. Christopher Thomas

Christopher Thomas is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ, Artistic Director of the 130+ voice Greater South Jersey Chorus in Haddonfield, NJ, and past-president of the New Jersey chapter of the American Choral Director’s Association (NJACDA).  At Rowan University, Dr. Thomas oversees three curricular choirs and […]