Communications & Web Director
Allison Cottrell is the director of choirs at Cleveland High School in SE Portland and the Chancel Choir director at the First United Methodist Church in Portland. She is the Executive Director of Nexus Vocal Ensemble, a vocalist in Oregon Repertory Singers and records with Oregon Catholic Press. Allison has a Bachelors in Vocal Performance and two Masters degrees, a Masters of Art in Teaching and Masters of Music in Conducting. Allison was a graduate teacher assistant of Choral Music at Portland State University for Dr. Ethan Sperry and Debra Glaze from 2016-2018. Her passion is building healthy choral communities and inspiring lifelong participation in music.
Carol received her music degree from Whitworth University with a minor in arts administration. Soon after graduation she was called to serve as Music Director for St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Portland Oregon where she served for almost 40 years. While at St. Mark she taught music classes, conducted joint choirs and developed a Sing Your Own Messiah concert. Carol’s specialty is music for small church choirs. NWACDA President Tom Miller was the first to ask her to serve as treasurer. Following presidents have asked her to continue that work. Carol says “It is a pleasure and privilege to work with so many gifted and giving people.”
Linda Moore teaches at Mount Baker JR/SR High in Deming, Washington. She received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, and Master of Music Education from the University of Louisville, extending her studies with summer classes at Westminster Choir College, the University of Kentucky and the University of Washington. A National Board Certified Teacher ® Linda has presented at numerous conferences, hosted many pre-service teachers and consistently served in support and leadership roles in both Kentucky and Washington. She has previously served as membership chair for the Washington Chapter of ACDA, and aspires to provide new connections for our regional community of choral directors as regional Membership Chair.
Stan McGill taught thirty-three years in secondary choral music education in Texas and Missouri. Professional positions include Texas Music Educators Association Vocal Chair, and President of both TMEA and Southwest American Choral Directors Association. He has served on numerous TMEA, TCDA and ACDA committees including Program Chair for the 2009, 2013 & upcoming 2017 National ACDA Conferences. He is active as an adjudicator, speaker, conductor and clinician throughout the United States. Mr. McGill has had extensive leadership service with ACDA and his articles have been published in the Southwestern Musician, Common Times, Choral Journal, and Texas Sings. He has conducted numerous honor choirs including all state choirs in Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Kentucky, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. He directed the 2008 SWACDA 8-10 Boys Honor Choir in Kansas City. His choirs have performed nine times for TMEA, SWACDA and National ACDA Conventions and have made three European tours. A native of Sikeston, Missouri, Mr. McGill graduated from William Jewell College and received his master's degree from Arizona State University.