Speakers and Performers

Please know that the information below may change as we work to transition with our speakers and performing ensembles to a virtual Conference format. Thank you for your patience!

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Brett Egan

Brett Egan provides planning and training services for arts and culture organizations in the United States and around the world. He specializes in strategic planning; succession planning; capital campaigns; annual fundraising; fundraising campaigns; community-based practice; human resource...

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Joyce Garrett

Joyce Garrett, a native of Kinston, North Carolina, is one of the most recognized choral conductors in the Washington, DC region. A consummate musician and exemplary music educator, Garrett served as Founder/Artistic Director of the Excellence Without Excuses program, a youth intervention,...

The King's Singers

The King’s Singers

The King’s Singers were founded in 1968 by six choral scholars who had recently graduated from King’s College Cambridge. Their vocal line-up was (by chance) two countertenors, a tenor, two baritones, and a bass; and the group has never wavered from this formation since. With 2018 marking the...

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David Morrow

David Morrow is a native of Rochester, New York. He earned the Bachelor of Arts degree from Morehouse College in 1980. While at Morehouse, he became a member of Phi Beta Kappa, was awarded the Kemper Harreld Award for Excellence in Music, received departmental honors, and graduated Valedictorian...

Jeffery Redding

Jeffery Redding

Jeffery Redding, the 2019 GRAMMY Music Educator Award Recipient, is director of choral activities at West Orange High School in Winter Garden, Florida. Dr. Redding has led his choirs in performances at state, regional, and national conventions of the American Choral Directors' Association (ACDA...

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Nina Simon

Nina Simon is the spacemaker & CEO of OF/BY/FOR ALL, a global nonprofit initiative to make civic and cultural organizations of, by, and for their diverse communities. Today, over 50 organizations in the OF/BY/FOR ALL Change Network are making inclusive change together.

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André J. Thomas

André J. Thomas, the Owen F. Sellers Professor of Music, is director of choral activities and professor of choral music education at Florida State University. A previous faculty member at the University of Texas, Austin, Thomas received his degrees from Friends University (BA), Northwestern...

Anthony Trecek-King

Over the past 20 years, Dr. Anthony Trecek-King has cultivated an international reputation as a choral conductor, scholar, pedagogue, and media personality. He is passionate about cultivating artistically excellent ensembles that explore socially relevant issues through emotionally immersive...

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Nick Adams

Nick Adams, executive director of Boston’s Cantata Singers, is a career arts administrator hailing from Anderson, SC. A formally trained pianist and trombonist, he began his musical career as a member of the United States Air Force Heartland of America Band. When his active duty military service...

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Emilie Amrein

Emilie Amrein (co-founder of Justice Choir-San Diego) is assistant professor of choral studies at the University of San Diego, where she conducts the USD Choral Scholars and teaches courses on the intersection of music and social justice movements. A passionate advocate for diversity and...

Ahmed Anzaldúa

Ahmed Anzaldúa is a Mexican choral conductor, classical pianist, and music educator of Egyptian descent. He is an active musician, performing in Mexico and the United States frequently as a soloist and conductor with choirs, orchestras, in recitals, and as a collaborative pianist. He lives in...

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Bex Bagnato

Bex Bagnato, MA, currently lives and works in New Jersey as a mental health care manager for youth with behavioral challenges, with a focus on LGBTQ+ youth. They have a masters in child advocacy and policy and bachelors in psychology, with research on LGBTQ+ youth and suicide prevention. Bex has...

Janice Bane

Janice Bane

Janice Bane has been an integral part of the Nashville music industry since 1987. Her 30-plus years in music publishing began with Chappell/Intersong Music Group’s Nashville division. From there Bane worked in copyright-related roles at Warner Chappell Music, Hamstein Music Group, Copyright.Net...

Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Stephen Marc Beaudoin

Recognized by Musical America magazine as one of 2019’s Classical Music Movers and Shapers, Stephen Marc Beaudoin has nearly two decades of experience leading organizations and movements where music and creativity help to build a better world. Currently, Beaudoin serves as executive director of...

Abbie Betinis

Composer Abbie Betinis writes music called “inventive” (New York Times), “incandescent” (Boston Globe), and “ethereal” (Cambridge University Press). Working primarily by commission, she has composed for world-class organizations, including the American Choral Directors...

Alex Blake

Alexander Lloyd Blake

Dr. Alexander Lloyd Blake works as a conductor, composer/arranger, vocal contractor, singer, and speaker. Blake is the conductor of Tonality, a new choral ensemble focused on spreading a message of unity, peace, and social justice through a culturally diverse choral setting. He also serves as...

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Travis Branam

Since 2010, Travis Branam has been working closely with Colorado artists from across the spectrum of Identity to find authentic ways for music to connect disconnected communities. From 2005 to 2008, Travis taught music at East Ward Elementary School in Killeen, Texas. In 2008, Travis joined the...

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Shelley Collier

Shelley Collier, MEd, teaches ASL at Salesianum School in Wilmington, Delaware, an all-boys (sic) Catholic school, where she is the founding faculty advisor for The Alliance, the first openly gay straight alliance in a Delaware Catholic school. She also serves on the diversity and inclusion task...

Craig Coogan

Craig Coogan

Craig Coogan joined Boston Gay Men’s Chorus as executive director in October 2012. He previously served as executive director for One Voice Mixed Chorus in St. Paul, Minnesota and was a founding board member and served for ten years as treasurer of the acclaimed women’s choral group Vox Femina...

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Tori Cook

Tori Cook is the Director of Sales & Marketing at Chorus Connection where she creates and distributes helpful chorus management resources to community choir leaders across the globe. She is a long-time member of the Boston choral community, currently a soprano with the Tanglewood Festival...

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Miriam Davidson

Miriam Davidson is Artistic Director of ANNA Crusis Women's Choir, a multi-instrumentalist/vocalist, singer-songwriter, author and recording artist. She has directed the Festival Choir at the National Women's Music Festival, is Music Director of the Unitarian Congregation of West Chester and is...

DE QUADROS

André de Quadros

André de Quadros, conductor, ethnomusicologist, human rights activist, and music educator, has conducted and undertaken research in over forty countries and is a professor of music at Boston University, where he also holds affiliated faculty appointments in the African Studies Center, the Center...

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Natalie Fasheh

Natalie Fasheh is a Palestinian-Jordanian emerging choral artist and community-engaged artist. She is passionate about leading vocal ensemble experiences rooted in empowerment, cultural awareness, and artivism. Natalie has been working with diverse vocal ensembles and communities of varying ages...

Jeremy Gover

Jeremy Gover

Jeremy K. Gover has been the video production manager of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) since March of 2014. He is directly responsible for the Society's video footprint and, under his leadership, has grown the Society's YouTube channel from 20,000 subscribers in 2014 to over 125,000 today...

 

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