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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.
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.
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Brian Mitchell directs choirs at Mark Morris High School in Longview, WA and is currently the Music Coordinator for the Longview School District.
In addition to his high school directing experiences, he has also been a church choir director and worship team leader, directed the community choir and jazz choir at Lower Columbia College, and has been the co-artist director of the Columbian Choral Ensemble, a community choir in Longview/Kelso.
Brian has served on the Washington State ACDA Board since the summer of 2009 as the High School R&S Chair. Brian earned his bachelor degree in Music Education from Central Washington University where he studied under Geoffery Boers and John Moawad. He later earned his Master’s Degree in Music Education at CWU, studying with Vijay Singh, Kristen Korb, and Karyl Carlson.
He would like to expand the influence and relevance of the Washington Chapter of the ACDA, building on the wonderful Summer Institute, the training choir workshops, and church music workshops.
Brian believes the WA-ACDA should continue to reach out and provide support to all choir directors in all aspects of our craft. He would also work to grow the relationships with other choral and arts related organizations around the state.