Randi Von Ellefson
Wanda L. Bass School of Music
Oklahoma City University
Randi Von Ellefson was appointed both Director of Choral Activities at Oklahoma City University and Artistic Director of Canterbury Voices in 2004. He was taught at the University of Chicago and the Rockefeller Chapel as well as Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. He has served as president of NCCO and the Northwest and Central Divisions of ACDA. Randi has taught at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich and at Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Miguel Ángel Felipe
University of Hawai‘i – Mānoa
Dr. Felipe is Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at the University of Hawai‘i – Mānoa in Honolulu, Hawai‘i. He’s led choirs at Oberlin Conservatory, Mt. Holyoke College, the Boston Conservatory, and Harvard University. In addition to his role with NCCO, he serves as President of the Hawai‘i Chapter of ACDA. Miguel is an active guest conductor, clinician, and presenter throughout the US and in Asia, South America, and Europe.
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, an elite, 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.
College of Music
University of Colorado–Boulder
Dr. Swanson is Associate Director of Choral Studies at the University of Colorado–Boulder, where she conducts the University Choir and teaches courses in conducting. Prior to this appointment, Elizabeth served as Associate Professor of Music at Nyack College in New York City. Elizabeth has also been the conductor of choral ensembles at North Park University, Northwestern University, The University of Chicago, and Ithaca College. She is an active guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and presenter.
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.