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Kirby Shaw

Kirby Shaw has made a major impact in choral music education and has shared his musical expertise in 45 states, Canada, Australia, the Bahamas, Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy and South Africa. He has degrees in Music Education and Choral Composition from San Jose State University and a DMA degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington. Dr. Shaw's teaching is infused with a sense of humor and breadth of knowledge that is transmitted in an exciting and highly contagious manner.

Kirby taught in the Mt. Shasta public schools before joining the faculty at College of the Siskiyous in California where he founded and directed the innovative and highly acclaimed COS Vocal Jazz Ensemble. He also directed similar groups at Colorado State University and The University of Missouri-Kansas City and is now directing the Jefferson State Choral Coalition at Southern Oregon University.


Audrey Snyder

Audrey Snyder is a professional composer and arranger with several hundred choral titles currently in print and millions of copies sold, worldwide. Recipient of numerous ASCAP Awards, she is widely recognized as one of the top educational choral writers today. Her original choral compositions and arrangements span the entire spectrum of choral music, from Medieval and Renaissance transcriptions to current pop, from music for children's and middle school choruses to full concert choir, jazz and pop groups. Her published works include choral arrangements of music from movies such as The Lion King and Prince of Egypt, Broadway shows such as Wicked and Phantom of the Opera, and of pop artists and groups such as The Beatles, Elton John, and Josh Groban. Her original choral music is in huge demand and often reflects a rare beauty, simplicity and charm. She has appeared internationally as clinician and choral educator, and at ACDA, MENC and music dealer sponsored workshops for many years.


Heather Sorenson

Heather Sorenson entered the church music industry in her twenties, and her name quickly became a welcomed fixture in the publishing world. Heather is hired by the largest and most respected publishers in the world, and her pieces remain at the top of Bestsellers lists and Editor's Choice selections.

Diversity is the characteristic that makes Heather somewhat of an anomaly in the industry: she easily maneuvers both the traditional and contemporary genres of Christian music, often combining the two for a unique blend that has become her artistic fingerprint. Initially recognized for her skill as a pianist, Heather is now known for her compositions in choral anthems, solo piano collections, and orchestrations. Her works are performed regularly at competitions, concerts, recitals, and churches worldwide.


Linda Spevacek

Over the past 2 decades Linda Spevacek has become one of the most successful composers in modern choral music. She has sold more than 7 million copies of over 700 published compositions and arrangements. Linda has continued to keep her compositions original and creative while maintaining the consistency and integrity that has given her a world-renowned reputation. Dynamic, inspiring, creative and expressive are just a few words that describe the level of excellence found in every Linda Spevacek composition, arrangement, seminar and reading session.

In addition, singers from all over the world performed her arrangements twice on the nationally televised 'MENC World's Largest Concert' on PBS. Several of her works have been premiered at annual conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, the Music Educators National Conference and on the 'Hour of Power' at the Crystal Cathedral. Linda was a featured conductor at Carnegie Hall in New York in 1999.


Robert Sterling

Robert Sterling is a songwriter, arranger, and record producer. His songs have been recorded by a variety of Christian artists, notably including Point of Grace, Gold City and Sandi Patty. His tunes have worked their way to the top of the Christian pop, Southern Gospel, and inspirational radio charts. Among Robert's record producing credits are the certified gold albums, "Point of Grace," and "The Whole Truth," by Point of Grace, and the Grammy-nominated recording, "Love Will," by the Talleys.


Mollie Stone

Mollie Stone received her master's degree in conducting from Westminster Choir College and her bachelor's degree from Amherst College. In 2001, while serving as the Graduate Associate for the Amherst College music department, she received a grant from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation to create a DVD that helps singers and educators to learn and teach black South African choral music in the oral tradition. She then received another grant to study how South Africans are using choral music in the struggle against HIV. Mollie gives workshops and lecutres on black South African choral music across the country, and is proud to work with organizations like Yes Is A World and Village Harmony to raise awareness about the beauty and power of black South African choral music.


Carl Strommen

Carl Strommen's contributions to band, orchestra, jazz band and vocal music make him one of the most performed composer/arrangers, nationally and internationally. His music is heard regularly in concert settings, television, and film. Mr. Strommen is in constant demand as a clinician and commission writer. His prolific and varied output has consistently earned him the annual ASCAP Standard Writers Award. A graduate of the City College of New York, Mr. Strommen keeps in touch with the academic community as an adjunct professor of orchestration and composition at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University in Brookville, NY. Mr. Strommen and his family live in Long Island and regularly spend extended family time in Denver and Boulder, Colorado.


Ward Swingle

Ward Swingle was the product of an unusually liberal musical education. In his hometown, Mobile, Alabama, he grew up with the sound of jazz and played in one of the great Big Bands before finishing High School. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Cincinnati Conservatory and studied piano with the celebrated Walter Gieseking in postwar France. In Paris in the sixties he was a founding member of the fabled Double Six of Paris, then took the scat singing idea and applied it to the works of Bach, hence The Swingle Singers, whose early recordings won five Grammies.

When the Paris group disbanded in l973, Ward Swingle moved to London and formed an English group, expanding the repertoire to include classical and avang-garde works along with the scat and jazz vocal arrangements.


Roger Treece

Roger Treece designs musical experience: composing, arranging, producing, engineering, singing, and teaching. His work spans genres - classical, pop, jazz, commercial, world - and bridges mediums, equally comfortable in the studio or concert stage, integrating the perspective of the performer with the behind-the-scenes view of the producer.

His most ambitious project to date is the 2010 album VOCAbuLarieS, for which he was the lead architect, composing, orchestrating, recording, and editing seven extended compositions for voices, percussion, acoustic and virtual orchestra. Inspired by the improvisations of Bobby McFerrin, conceived by McFerrin's manager, Linda Goldstien, and performed by Roger, McFerrin and 50 musicians from around the world, VOCAbuLarieS has been recognized as "a masterpiece", "a glimpse of the future of choral music", "a new standard for choral recording," and has been nominated for three Grammy awards this year, including Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocals and Best Engineered Album, Classical.en, and Ravinia festivals and in Munich, Prague, San Francisco and London.


Barrie Carson Turner

I am a musician. I began my professional career as a teacher in a school for 11-18 year-olds. After five years I left that job and became an editor for a music publishing company (Chappell Music). After a further five years I left to follow a freelance career as a music arranger. Over the years I have arranged literally hundreds of books of music (checking me out on Google gives a fair indication of my work). I have also written about 40 hardback children's books (all on music). I still teach on a casual basis, in local schools.


Ed Waesche

Ed (deceased) was the former president of the Barbershop Harmony Society, but much more than that he was a genius arranger for Barbershop quartets and choruses.

Ed Waesche was a member of the famous (in barbershop music circles) 'The New Yorkers'. The New Yorkers were a quartet of Barbershop music aficionados; David Johnson, Kevin Clifford, Ed Waesche III, and Al Fennell. They achieved the honor of becoming the Mid-Atlantic District Quartet Champions in 1982.

Ed was also a creative arranger and would arrange many old quartet favorites into choruses (sometimes 30 people). You can see the year 2000 Ed Waesche arrangement try "What'll I Do" sung by 'Platinum' here. For a chorus version try this one "Toyland" sung by 'Great Northern Union'. You can see how versatile this style and Ed's genius for arrangements can be.


Michele Weir

Michele is currently a faculty member at U.C.L.A. and previously taught at U.S.C., C.S.U. Long Beach and the Phil Mattson School. In demand internationally as a jazz clinician/adjudicator, recent notable presentations include the World Choral Symposium in the Netherlands, the National A.C.D.A Conference and the I.A.J.E Convention. Michele has served as co-chair of vocal jazz for I.A.J.E., as an ARTS panelist for the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and as co-conductor of the World Youth Choir.


Dan Wessler

Dan Wessler is a barbershop arranger, singer, and chorus director who currently resides in Freeport, Illinois. He has been arranging for barbershop quartets and choruses since 2011. Several groups have sung his arrangements on the Barbershop Harmony Society contest stage, at both the district and international level, to high acclaim. He writes arrangements for BHS contest, as well as for general show performance, and writes arrangements for men's and women's barbershop groups alike.

Dan sings bass in After Hours, the 2018 Barbershop Harmony Society International Quartet Champion, for whom Dan frequently arranges music. After Hours has performed for a variety of barbershop an non-barbershop shows all across the United States, and strives to simply bring joy to all types of audiences through their music.


Tom Wiggall

Tom Wiggall is a London-based composer writing for stage, screen, and concert performance. He has also taught stylistic composition at Birmingham University, Birmingham Conservatoire, Birkbeck College and the Royal College of Music.

Tom's most recently completed work includes: 'Alban', an opera commissioned by St Albans Cathedral (Premiered 20th-23rd May 2009); 'The Tree of Life', a festival anthem commissioned for Southwell Minster (Premiered 21st March 2009); and the title music for Melvyn Bragg's recent ITV1 series 'Faith in the Frame' (Aired: Sept-Dec 2008). Tom is currently working on a private commission: a Fantasy for Cello and Piano.

In recent years Tom has also composed for independent film and theatre projects, having his music played in venues including the Riverside Studios, The Soho Curzon, The Criterion Theatre and the Royal Opera House, and for television and radio including music for a Ch4 documentary of the artist David Shrigley, and arrangements for BBC2's 'Friday Night is Music Night'.


Jonathan Wikeley

Although Jonathan Wikeley was photographed playing the piano aged just one, he only started having lessons aged nine, when his hands were large enough to stretch an octave. Having studied both piano and violin during his schooldays at Liverpool College, from 1997 he read music at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he also took harpsichord lessons with Virginia Pleasants.

In 2004 Jonathan moved to London, where he became organ scholar and then director of music at St Mary's, Battersea. He currently studies under Anne Marsden Thomas and recently took his ARCO, winning all the major prizes. As well as conducting several vocal ensembles, he is also editor of Early Music Today and a freelance journalist, reviewing concerts and festivals from the Faroe Islands and Norway to Tuscany and Toulouse, and interviewing artists including Paul Hillier, John Holloway, John Rutter and Sting. In his spare time Jonathan likes going for long walks and is an enthusiastic - though rather bad - jazz pianist.


David Wright

David Wright has become one of the most influential musicians in the history of the BHS. He has researched the origins of barbershop harmony and, since 1986, has been teaching a course on the history of the style at the BHS annual Harmony University. Also at that educational event, David's tag-singing class has become a "must" for barbershop enthusiasts.

As a composer, arranger and historian David has been featured in national radio and TV broadcasts at home and abroad, and has authored several articles on barbershop harmony and its role in the world of vocal harmony. His work often integrates the "close harmony" style with jazz, blues, gospel, country, doo-wop and contemporary a cappella. David has been on the leadership team of the St. Charles Missouri Ambassadors of Harmony since 1981, serving as Director from 1981 to 1990, and again from 1999 to 2001. He now serves as Associate Director.


Dr. Steve Zegree

Internationally was recognized as one of the most respected vocal jazz conductors and educators in the world, Steve Zegree was active as a pianist, conductor, clinician, and adjudicator. His career as a pianist and conductor includes performances on five continents. Dr. Zegree is in demand as a pianist, clinician, adjudicator and conductor around the world. A renowned educator, his students are among today's leaders in jazz and pop performance, Broadway, recording studio production, writing, arranging, singing, and music education.

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