As of July 28, 2020 there will be no public performances for the fall 2020 semester.
As the pandemic is ever changing, we are preparing for live-streaming events when and if that permission is given.
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Ann Howard Jones
Recognized as a distinguished clinician, adjudicator, teacher and conductor, Ann Howard Jones has led many all-state and regional choruses, workshops, and master classes in the U.S., Europe, South America, Canada and Asia. She has been invited to teach and conduct at college's and university's across the world.
Ann Howard Jones is professor emerita of Music at Boston University. From 1984 to 1998, Dr. Jones was the assistant conductor to the late Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony choruses, where she was the assistant conductor for choruses, sang in the alto section, assisted with the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers, and helped to organize the Robert Shaw Institute.
One of the hardest working directors in Texas, Dinah Menger, is the Director of Choral and Elementary Music for the Fort Worth School District. Dinah has transformed the culture of the school into an enthusiastically pro-music community by aggressively recruiting students into the choir as a lifestyle choice – “great characters build great choirs,” she says.
Her choirs are renowned for their passion, their skill, and their sheer emotional force, blowing away audiences and judges alike, but Menger is just as likely to highlight the personal triumphs for her students – everything from discovering new literature to graduating safe and on time.
Craig Courtney is one of the most published composers in the United States. He has published works including more than two hundred choral octavos, nine vocal collections, two piano solo collections and six extended works for choir and orchestra. Compositionally, Mr. Courtney combines his training and background as a pianist, a cellist, a vocal coach, an accompanist and a choral director to create words that bear his unique style. He has been a frequent recipient of ASCAP achievement awards and his composition, Peace I Give to You, was awarded 1st place in the 2003 John Ness Beck Foundation competition.