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Washington ACDA Leadership
Lori Wiest assumed the office of president July 1, 2011. Dr. Wiest is Associate Professor of Music at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington where she is Director of Choral Activities and the conductor of the WSU Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers. She teaches Choral Conducting and graduate courses in Choral History/Literature and Choral Conducting. Currently, Dr. Wiest also serves as Associate Dean of the WSU Graduate School and the conductor of the Spokane Symphony Chorale.
Telephone: 509-334-6127 or 509-335-5647
or 208-301-3836 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org
Marc A. Hafso, Vice-President, Marc's term as vice-president began July 1, 2011 and runs to June 30, 2013. He is Professor and Director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Whitworth College in Spokane, Washington. 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.
Telephone: 509-465-9867 or 509-435-5943 (C)
Tim Fitzpatrick is the President-Elect for WA-ACDA, assuming the presidency July 1, 2013. Tim received his Bachelor of Arts from Western Washington University in Bellingham and his Master of Music from The University of Texas in Austin. As a resident of San Francisco, he freelanced as choral conductor, church musician, accompanist and vocal coach, studying choral conducting San Francisco State University. Since returning to Bellingham he served as collaborative accompanist at WesternWashington University earned a second Master of Music degree in choral conducting and was recently tenured WWU as Associate Professor of Choral Music and Vocal Education. Tim is the emeritus artistic director and founder of the Bellingham Chamber Chorale. Active as a guest conductor, choral adjudicator, and clinician throughout the Northwest and Canada, he has served eight years on the executive board of Washington State ACDA.