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aLLAN PETKER

Allan Robert Petker is a published composer and arranger with over 250 published works with numerous publishing houses. His conducting books, “Choral Questions and Answers” Vols. I, II, III, IV and V, have become staples in school curriculum and for secondary resource material. His crusade to offer a cure for musical illiteracy culminated in the publication of the ADVANCE learning series. As a composer for hire he has written original scores for live performance and has penned a number of original T.V. commercials which have appeared on the CNBC network. Allan holds a Bachelor and a Master’s degree from California State University at Northridge in music, specializing in viola (BA), voice and choral conducting (MA).

André Thomas

Dr. André J. Thomas, Owen F. Sellers, Professor of Music, is Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Choral Music Education at Florida State University. He previously served on the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Thomas received the baccalaureate degree in Music Education from Friends University, a Masters Degree in Piano Performance from Northwestern University, and the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the University of Illinois.

David Schwoebel

David Schwoebel is Minister of Music / Composer in Residence at Derbyshire Baptist Church in Richmond Virginia. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Voice and Organ Performance from McKendree College in Lebanon, IL and a Master of Church Music with an emphasis in Composition from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Prior to beginning his ministry at Derbyshire in January 1997, he served churches in his hometown of Belleville, IL, as well as Montgomery AL, and Atlanta, GA.As an ordained minister…

Elaine Hagenberg

Elaine Hagenberg’s music “soars with eloquence and ingenuity” (ACDA Choral Journal). Her compositions have been performed by universities, community choirs, schools, and church choirs throughout the United States and abroad. Her music has been featured at All-State festivals, national and regional American Choral Directors Association Conferences, the National Youth Choir at Carnegie Hall, the Melbourne International Choral Festival in Australia, and the International Children’s Choir Festivals in Canterbury and London. With over forty commissioned works, she has composed new music for the American Choral Directors Association Women’s Choir Consortium, colleges and universities, community choirs, and churches. 

Gilbert Martin

Gilbert M. Martin is currently a freelance composer and an editor of choral music. For more than 30 years, organists, pianists, schools and churches have performed and enjoyed his many and varied original compositions and arrangements. He often travels throughout the country to teach and conduct musical ensembles.

Howard Helvey

Howard Helvey resides in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he is active as a composer, arranger and pianist, and serves as organist & choirmaster of historic Calvary EpiscopalChurch. Nationally and internationally he is in frequent demand as a composer, conductor, speaker, and member of the Steinbach/Helvey Piano Duo

J. JEROME WILLIAMS

Jim Williams is a native of Morganton, N. C. where his high school band director was noted NC composer, M. Thomas Cousins. Jim studied music at Mars Hill College (AA), East Carolina, and Appalachian State University…

James E. GREEN

James E. Green grew up in Creedmoor, NC, and attended Chowan University and East Carolina University. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from East Carolina University in theory/composition in May of 1993. Since then, James has worked in the choral music industry as a Music Copy Editor/ In-house Editor and Production Manager…

Jean Ashworth Bartle

The English choral conductor and teacher, Jean Ashworth Bartle, naturalized Canadian 1968; ARCT (performance) 1970, ARCT (teaching) 1973, BA Honours (Toronto) 1977. She won the 1977 Leslie Bell Scholarship (Prize), and the 1982 Sir Ernest MacMillan Scholarship, which enabled her to study with Sir David Willcocks and Margaret Hillis at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ.

K. Lee Scott

DURING THE PAST TWO DECADES, K. Lee Scott (born 1950) has emerged as one of America’s foremost composers of music for the church. His hymns are found in eight hymnals including A New Hymnal for Colleges and Schools (Yale University Press), Voices United (The United Church of Canada) and With One Voice (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America). His 300 published compositions include anthems, hymns, works for solo voice, organ, brass, and ma-or works including a Christmas cantata and Te Deum In 1995 he was commissioned jointly by The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, Inc. and choristers Guild to compose a hymn setting for their convocation in San Diego.

Kenney Potter

Kenney Potter who is Director of Choral Activities and Music Education at Wingate University, holds degrees in music education from Florida State University and Portland State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts in choral conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Under his direction, choirs have performed in nationally acclaimed venues as well as abroad…

Martin Banner

Martin Banner received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, New York, and earned the Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Temple University. As a clinician, he has presented numerous workshops, conducted choral reading sessions and participated in panel discussions at annual conferences of ACDA, the New York State School Music Association and the Music Publishers Association.

Patrick M. Liebergen

Patrick M. Liebergen is widely published as a choral editor, arranger and composer, and is the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Menomonie, Wisconsin. With music degrees from St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin…

Richard Waters

Richard Waters is Director of Choral Activities at Eastern Kentucky University, where he directs the university’s three choral ensembles and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in…

Robert C. Lau

Robert C. Lau joined the Staff of Mount Calvary as Organist/Choirmaster in 1984. Dr. Lau holds degrees in music from Lebanon Valley College, the Eastman School of Music and Catholic University of America. Currently an adjunct member of the School of Humanities of Penn State Harrisburg…

Roger Ames

Roger Ames, Pulitzer Prize nominated composer, has written Martin Guerre for the Hartford Stage, Mark Lamos, director, and Laura Harrington, book and lyrics. While in residence at the Roundhouse Theater in….

Stan Pethel

Dr. Stan Pethel is Chair of the Fine Arts at Berry College near Rome, Georgia. He has been on the music faculty there since 1973. He holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the University of Georgia…

Tom Shelton

Tom T. Shelton, Jr. is Assistant Professor of Sacred Music at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. He also works with the Princeton Girlchoir organization as conductor of Cantores. Shelton is a native of Greensboro, N.C. and a graduate of…

Valerie Showers Crescenz

Valerie Showers Crescenz began piano lessons at age 3 and has been making music ever since. She has a B.S. in Music Education, a M.M. in Piano Performance, and a M.M. in Composition…

Carl Nygard

Carl J. Nygard Jr. is a resident of Pennsylvania, with degrees (B.S. in Music Education, M.M. in Composition) from West Chester University. More than 100 pieces of his choral music have been published….

Dan Forrest

Dan Forrest has been described as having “an undoubted gift for writing beautiful music …that is truly magical” (NY Concert Review), with works hailed as “magnificent, very cleverly constructed sound sculpture” (Classical Voice), and  “superb writing…

György Orbán

To begin with he was influenced by avantgarde music trends, then his art turned towards neo romanticism. He is an important vocal composer…

Mack Wilberg

Mack Wilberg was appointed music director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on March 28, 2008. Prior to this appointment, he served as associate music director of …

Sherry Blevins

Sherry Blevins believes that music education transforms lives by building a sense of community as it touches souls and heals hearts. She is a music educator, conductor, clinician, and more recently, a…

Alice Parker

Composer, conductor, and teacher Alice Parker was born in Boston in 1925. She began composing early and wrote her first orchestral score while still in high school. Parker graduated from… 

Chris Brubeck

The third son in the musical Brubeck family, Chris was born in 1952. He is a composer, lyricist, orchestral arranger, musical educator, and performer who plays…

Allen Koepke

Allen Koepke has over sixty published compositions and was a well-known conductor, adjudicator, and clinician.

Diane Bish

Diane Bish is the most visible and influential classical organist performing today. Concert and recording artist, composer, conductor, and international television personality, Diane Bish displays her dazzling virtuosity and unique showmanship the world over to international acclaim.

Donald Fraser

British-born Donald Fraser is a well-rounded musician, noted and widely performed as a composer…

Douglas E. Wagner

Douglas E. Wagner, a native of Chicago, Illinois, is an internationally recognized composer and arranger. With 30 years as a high school music educator and administrator behind him, Doug now devotes all of his time and energy to writing, editing and their allied activities.n.

Edwin Penhorwood

Edwin Penhorwood, a native of Toledo, OH, and a graduate of the University of Iowa, is a pianist, composer, organist, and vocal coach. He has taught…

Eleanor Daley

Born and raised in Parry Sound, Ontario, Eleanor Daley received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Organ Performance from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and holds diplomas in…

Franz Gruber

Franz Xaver Gruber was born in Hochberg, Austria, the son of a poor weaver whose intentions were that his son would follow in the family trade. As the young Franz Gruber came of age he discovered…

Fred Swann

Frederick Swann is the immediate past President (2002-2008) of the American Guild of Organists. He is…

G.B. Pergolesi

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi was an Italian composer, violinist and organist. He studied music there under a local musician, Francesco Santini, before going to Naples in 1725, where he studied under…

Galt MacDermot

Galt MacDermot was born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of a Canadian teacher and diplomat. He was educated at Upper Canada College and Bishop’s University (Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada). He received a…

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