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.
Known for fostering community and inspiring action among people of all ages and abilities, G. Phillip Shoultz, III, enjoys a multifaceted career as an artist, educator, consultant, and speaker. Phillip serves as Associate Conductor and Director of Learning and Engagement of VocalEssence. He is Director of Music, Worship, and the Arts at Good Samaritan UMC and spends a portion of his summers as an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate Music Education program at the University of St. Thomas. His teaching experiences include time at the University of Minnesota, Georgia State University, and the University of Georgia and his service as a public school educator garnered multiple Teacher of the Year honors. The winner of the 2015 ACDA Graduate Conducting Competition and an International Conductors’ Exchange Program Participant, Phillip believes in the transformative power of shared singing experiences. He lives in St. Louis Park with his wife Michelle, and their two children.
Kyle Fleming has served throughout the Denver-Boulder area for 20 years as a conductor, music educator and singer. He has led choral ensembles at every level including middle school, high school, collegiate and community. Kyle is a passionate advocate for the transformative power of choral music and lifelong singing, and is frequently working behind the scenes to build bridges between institutions, ensembles and organizations that work to advance the choral arts and music education within our local communities.
Kyle holds degrees in Choral Conducting and Literature from the University of Colorado Boulder (MM and DMA) as well as vocal performance from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN (BA). Additionally, Kyle is in demand as a clinician and guest conductor and has made festival, honor choir and workshop appearances in several states including California, Minnesota, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, and North Dakota. He recently became President-Elect for the Colorado chapter of the American Choral Director’s Association (CoACDA) where he is finishing his term as the College and University R&R Chair. Kyle is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Kappa Lambda and Pi Gamma Mu.