Artistic Director Search
BOYS’ CHOIR OF SPRINGFIELD ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF TWO ARTISTIC DIRECTORS
On Monday, July 19, the Executive Committee of the Boys’ Choir Board of Directors met to interview applicants for the position of Artistic Director for the coming concert season. For the past five years, the directors have been working with two age groups of boys and have presented concerts that included both choirs. The Board is pleased to announce that Taylor Bryson and Chandler Cooper will serve in the capacity of Artistic Co-Directors. Mr. Cooper will recruit and direct the older Mens’ Chorus, and Mr. Bryson will recruit and direct the younger boys’ choir.
Both of these men are professional music educators who have shown success as choir directors. Taylor Bryson is presently employed by Nixa Inman Intermediate School as Head of Music and Choir. He is Choir Director at Pathways United Methodist Church. Mr. Bryson is a graduate of Missouri State University. Chandler Cooper, also a graduate of MSU, is presently employed as choir director at Republic High School. During his year of work with the choir, the numbers have increased by 60%. The idea of having two Artistic Co-Directors is very exciting. The Board wants the two directors to corroborate with each other, working together to build stability and numbers for in both groups.