Artistic director Marc A. Hafso is professor and director of choral activities at Whitworth University. He attended Pacific Lutheran University, the University of Arizona and Michigan State University, where he earned B.A., M.M., and D.M.A. degrees in music education and choral conducting. Marc has gained experience at all levels of choral music education through elementary, secondary and university teaching positions in the United States and Canada. Active as guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator, he is also a published composer. Recently, Marc concluded eight years of service on the board of the Washington State Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, including two years as President.
Anne holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Michigan, and a Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University, both in trumpet performance. She has performed with prestigious groups such as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Wind Symphony. In addition to her applied music studies, she holds a Master of Music degree in Music Education from SMU, and has completed coursework toward a doctorate in music education at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music. While at IU, she served as an associate instructor for the music education department, supervised student teachers, served as a teaching assistant for choral and elementary music methods courses, and conducted second and third grade singers in the IU Children’s Choir.