Artistic Co-Director, Treble Choir
Taylor Bryson is currently the Music and Choir director at Inman Intermediate School in Nixa. Taylor graduated with his degree in Vocal Music Education from Missouri State University. During his time at Missouri State, he interned with the Children's Choir of Southwest Missouri and with the Boys Choir of Springfield. He served on the Missouri State University Choral Studies Board, as well as the state Missouri Music Educators Association Board. He has had the honor of performing in choirs all around the United States as well as 10 countries abroad. Taylor has also been featured as a presenter for the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference. In addition, he has experience in church music as a Choral Scholar and as the Music Director. Taylor currently sings with the Springfield Chamber Chorus, where he has been featured as a soloist for concerts and state conferences. He currently holds professional memberships with MMEA, MCDA, and ACDA.
Artistic Co-Director, Mens' Chorus
Chandler Cooper is the Choir Director at Republic High School where he leads the Chorale, Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, and Freshman Singers. Chandler graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s of Vocal Music Education. He has performed in ensembles in Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, China, and throughout the United States. Chandler has held leadership positions such as the Student Ambassador Coordinator for Southwest ACDA, Student Representative for Missouri ACDA, Choral Studies President at Missouri State University, and Secretary for the Missouri chapter of the Collegiate National Association of Music Educators. In 2018, Chandler was one of five fellows selected to study melody with renowned composer and conductor Alice Parker at her home in Hawley, Massachusetts. Prior to working at Republic High School, Chandler was the Associate Choral Director at Blue Springs High School and Intern for the Boys Choir of Springfield, Missouri.
Beth Falukos grew up in Springfield studying piano with Joyce Minasian. Her first experience accompanying was as an eleven-year-old playing the organ for services in a small Lutheran church. As a teenager, she substituted as an organist at St. George's Church in Tunis, Tunisia, where her family lived for three years. Upon returning to the States, she continued developing her skills accompanying theatrical productions, choirs, small instrumental ensembles, and soloists. Beth completed her nursing degree at St. John's School of Nursing in 1995. She has been involved with music programs in area churches for the past twenty-eight years and has worked as the rehearsal and performance accompanist for the Springfield Regional Opera. Beth currently accompanies the Boys Choir of Springfield; the choirs of Play and Sing His Praises, an extensive music program for homeschool students; and contributes to the pit at Springfield Little Theatre. She teaches piano and accompanies the Drury Chorale in addition to working as music director for both The Broadway Cabaret and Drury’s musical productions.