Central Oklahoma Choral Director's Association
Central Oklahoma Choral Director's Association

Biography

Mixed Chorus

Tracey Gregg-Boothby

Tracey Gregg-Boothby is Professor of Music at Rose State College where she conducts the Rose State Chorus and Rose State Chamber Singers, teaches voice and musical theatre performance, as well as other undergraduate courses in music.

 

Dr. Gregg-Boothby is an active guest choral and vocal clinician with area middle school and high schools, and is an active adjudicator. She has served as stage director and music director for numerous musical theater productions. She currently serves as the conductor for Tuttle Public Schools’ Kitten Choir, an honor choir for 4th-8th grade singers.

 

Dr. Gregg-Boothby is a member of NCCO, NAfME/OMEA, ACDA/OCDA and NATS, and is the current president of the Oklahoma Association of Music Schools.  Dr. Gregg-Boothby received her undergraduate degree in vocal performance at Oklahoma State University, Master’s degree in vocal performance from Oklahoma City University, and completed her DMA in Choral Conducting at the University of Oklahoma, where she specialized in the collection and transcription of Wichita Tribal songs.  She currently resides in Norman with her husband, Seth, and their daughters, Tylar Rose and Emma Lynn.

Biography

Treble Chorus

J.D. Burnett

J.D. Burnett enjoys a varied career as a conductor, singer, and teacher.  He is Assistant Professor of Music and Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of Georgia Hugh Hodgson School of Music, where he conducts the Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs, the university Chorus, and the Collegium Musicum, and teaches courses in conducting and graduate choral literature. He is also Artistic Director of Kinnara Ensemble, a professional chamber choir based in Princeton, New Jersey.

Formerly, he served as Assistant Director of the Dallas Symphony Chorus, conducted New Jersey Youth Chorus Young Men’s Ensemble, was Associate Conductor of the Masterwork Chorus of New Jersey, and was Acting Director of Choral Activities at Montclair State University.  His earlier posts include Interim Director of Choral Activities at San Jose State University, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Chamber Singers, Music Director of the Houston Masterworks Chorus, Founder of Men’s Consort Houston, and member of the choral music faculty at Kingwood High School in suburban Houston.  He also served as Choral Editor at McGraw-Hill, Inc. 

Burnett did undergraduate study at Stanford University and Oklahoma State University.  He holds a Masters Degree in Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas.

As a professional choral singer, Burnett has performed seasons, concerts, and recordings with the Stillwater Chamber Singers, Cantare Houston, The Santa Fe Desert Chorale, The Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Fuma Sacra, the Choir of Trinity Church Wall Street, the Oregon Bach Festival Chorus, and Conspirare. 

Biography

High School Chorus

Dr. Brent Ballweg

D. Brent Ballweg is the Burton H. Patterson Professor of Music in the College of Fine Arts at Oklahoma Baptist University where he directs the University Chorale, True Voice ensemble, and teaches courses in conducting and music history.   Previously, he held college and university conducting positions in Texas, Arkansas, Arizona, Oklahoma, and Missouri and has served as the artistic director and conductor of the Plano (TX) Civic Chorus, assistant director of the Kansas City Symphony Chorus, and founder and director of the Northeast Arkansas Chorale.   In 1986, Dr. Ballweg won first place in a national choral conducting competition held in Nashville, Tennessee.   In 1996, he was invited to represent the United States as a participant in a conducting masterclass at the International Federation for Choral Music Fourth World Symposium on Choral Music and World Choirs Festival held in Sydney, Australia, and in 1997 was invited to conduct in masterclasses with the Phoenix Bach Choir at the Southwest Conductor's Symposium. In January 2008, he made his NYC Carnegie Hall conducting debut with MidAmerica Productions.  Ensembles under Ballweg’s direction have performed as invited honor choirs for the Oklahoma Music Educators Association Conference and have toured to Austria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Mexico, and Russia.

 

Professionally, Dr. Ballweg has served as President of the American Choral Directors Association Southwestern Division, Oklahoma Choral Directors Association, and Texas Two-Year College Choral Directors Association.  He has also served as the ACDA National, Division, and State Chair for Two-Year College Choirs and on numerous planning committees for ACDA national and divisional conferences.  In 2012 Dr. Ballweg was named a Director of Distinction by the Oklahoma Choral Directors Association and in 2016 was honored with the Exemplary Teacher in Higher Education Award by Oklahoma Music Educators Association. A native of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, Dr. Ballweg received his B.M. degree from Oklahoma Baptist University and his M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in choral conducting respectively from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. His professional affiliations include the American Choral Directors Association, Oklahoma Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, Oklahoma Music Educators Association, International Federation for Choral Music, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

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