The following individuals form the Executive Board of the NCCO and are elected to serve for the 2018–2019 biennium. (The Chief Editor is an exception as he is appointed by the Officers and serves as an ex officio, non-voting member of the Executive Board.)
L. Brett Scott
College-Conservatory of Music
University of Cincinnati
Brett Scott is associate professor of ensembles and conducting at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where he conducts the CCM Chorale, teaches conducting and literature, and is Music Director of Opera d’arte. Prior to his appointment at the University of Cincinnati, Scott was director of choral activities at the University of Rochester and assistant professor at the Eastman School of Music. He has served as editor of Chorus America’s Research Memorandum Series and as an Associate Editor of NCCO’s The Choral Scholar.
Jacobs School of Music
Conductor and composer Dr. Dominick DiOrio is Associate Professor of Music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where he also serves as director of NOTUS, a select, new music chamber chorus. With NOTUS, he has appeared at National and Regional Conferences of ACDA, as well as on the DCINY Artist Series at Carnegie Hall. His original music is widely performed, and he has been commissioned, published, and recorded by ensembles across the globe.
Miguel Ángel Felipe
University of Hawai‘i
Dr. Felipe is Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor at the University of Hawai‘i – Mānoa in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. He’s led choirs at Oberlin Conservatory, Boston University, Mt. Holyoke College, the Boston Conservatory, and Harvard University. In addition to his role with NCCO, he serves as past-president of the Hawai‘i ACDA. Miguel is an active guest conductor, clinician, and presenter throughout the US and in Asia, South America, and Europe.
Sherrill Blodget is director of choral activities and Music Department chair at Castleton University in Vermont. She directs the University Chorale and Chamber Singers and teaches voice and conducting. She is active as an adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor, and recently traveled to Uruguay as an ICEP conductor. Sherrill has served as the Vermont board representative for NCCO and as President, Ethnic and Multicultural (current), Community Choir, and Membership chairs for Vermont ACDA.
St. Cloud State University
Matthew Ferrell is associate professor and director of choral activities at St. Cloud State University. He has served NCCO as Minnesota’s National Board Member, as associate editor of the NCCO Choral Series, and is on the editorial board for The Choral Scholar. Under Dr. Ferrell’s direction, the SCSU Concert Choir has performed at state and divisional conferences. Dr. Ferrell is a past ICEP fellow having represented the U.S. in a conductors’ exchange with South Korea.
Chief Editor of Publications
Briar Cliff University
Dr. Sean Burton serves as Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities, and Chairperson of the Department of Music at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. An accomplished scholar, with one book and more than fifty additional publications to his credit, he concurrently holds conducting positions with community, liturgical, and youth choirs and orchestras while maintaining an active schedule as guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator.