Greg Douma is in his 23rd year as a music educator, the last 19 of which having been at Eastview High School in Apple Valley, MN. In addition to leading six choral ensembles, Mr. Douma teaches voice lessons and is the director of BRAVO!, Eastview’s annual musical revue. He is also the co-founder and artistic director of the Allegro Choral Academy, a non-profit music organization serving students in grades 2-9. In addition to weekly choral instruction throughout the school year, Allegro holds two summer camps. Ensembles under Mr. Douma’s direction have been featured at MMEA’s Mid-Winter Conference (2006, 2009, 2018), ACDA of MN’s Fall Conference (2010), NC-ACDA’s Divisional Conference (2010, 2014), as well as festivals at Luther College, Wartburg College and St. Cloud State University. He has served as the Repertoire & Resources Chair for Tenor-Bass Choirs at both the state and divisional levels of ACDA. Mr. Douma is increasingly active as a clinician, having most recently conducted the Wisconsin All-State Children’s Choir. He lives in Apple Valley with his wife, Kari, who is also a choir director, and their three daughters.
Dr. Brandon Dean is the Jon and Anita Thomsen Young Distinguished Endowed Chair in Music and Conductor of the Gustavus Choir at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. In addition to his conducting duties, he serves as the director of choral studies, teaches beginning and advanced conducting, and serves as music director for Christmas in Christ Chapel. Dean was recently honored with the Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence at Gustavus. Prior to his current appointment, he completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Frequently appearing as a clinician and guest conductor around the United States, Dean recently served on the international panel of adjudicators for the World Choir Games. Recent guest conducting engagements include performances with the Vancouver Chamber Choir and numerous honor choir festivals around the Midwest. Actively involved in several professional choral organizations, Dean has served as the Chair of Youth and Student Activities for the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota and held the same position for the North Central Division of the American Choral Directors Association. He is a member of the music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda. In addition to the DMA degree in conducting from CCM, Dean holds the MM degree in choral conducting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the BA degree in music education from Luther College. He has previously held high school teaching positions at Ankeny High School in Ankeny, Iowa, and Mora High School in Mora, Minnesota.
Shelly Schaeufele has been a middle school choral director in the Waukee Community School District since 2001. Ms. Schaeufele currently works with over 200 students, and also directs a freshman jazz choir and the seventh grade musical. She received her undergraduate degree in music from Luther College, where she studied under Weston Noble, Brad Holmes, Jessica Paul and Ed Andereck. Ms. Schaeufele holds a Master of Arts in Education degree from Viterbo University. She was a member of the Iowa Core Curriculum Writing team for vocal music in 2014, and is an advocate for middle level learners. Ms. Schaeufele has been involved with the Luther College Dorian Summer Music Camps for 29 years, serving in a variety of capacities, most recently as Dean of Students and Assistant Camp Director. Her experience includes director of Voices of Hope church choir at Lutheran Church of Hope - Waukee and she directed the 2016 Iowa 5th and 6th grade Opus Honor Choir. She was awarded the 2017 Weston H. Noble Award from Luther College In Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Vocal Music. Ms. Schaeufele is a mentor teacher and an active clinician and speaker throughout the state of Iowa.
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