Steven M. Zielke, Director of Choral Studies at Oregon State University is the Patricia Valian Reser Professor of Music. At OSU, Zielke directs the OSU Chamber Choir, the OSU Meistersingers and teaches choral conducting. He earned graduate degrees from Florida State University, studying with Andre Thomas & Rodney Eichenberger, and received a B.M.E. from Friends University teaching music in the Kansas public schools. Choirs under his direction have appeared at regional and national conferences, including a 2015 performance at the National Collegiate Choral Association and three past Northwest ACDA conferences. He has also presented sessions at both regional and national conferences. Zielke is a past-president of the Oregon ACDA, artistic director for the Corvallis Repertory Singers, and is president-elect of the Northwest ACDA region.
President Elect/Program Chair
Coreen Duffy is director of choral activities at the University of Montana School of Music, where she conducts Chamber Chorale and University Choir, teaches conducting, choral methods, and supervises student teachers. She serves as Artistic Director for the UM-Missoula Community Chorus. Under her direction, UM Chamber Chorale performed at the Marktoberdorf International Competition and 75th Festival of Music at the University of Saarbrücken (Germany, 2022), at Cadogan Hall (London, 2022), the Northwest ACDA Conference (2022) and the Montana International Choral Festival (2019). Duffy is an active clinician and composer; her works are published by Walton Music, ECS, and Pavane Publishing. A specialist in Jewish choral music, Duffy has presented at ACDA, the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO), and at the International Conference of the European Center for Jewish Music (EZJM) in Hannover, Germany. Duffy is President-Elect of the NWACDA, which she previously served as Co-Chair for World Musics and Cultures.
Brian is Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Music at Pacific Lutheran University. He conducts the University Chorale. Before taking on his administrative responsibilities, he also conducted University Singers (SA) and Knights Chorus (TB), and taught undergraduate courses in Vocal Pedagogy for the Choral Music Educator, Choral Methods and Choral Literature. Brian is also a successful composer and arranger. His compositions are published by GalanteMusic, Walton and Colla Voce Music, have been performed by professional, collegiate, and advanced high school choirs throughout the United States and Europe, and have been recorded for commercial release by Delos, Centaur Records, and MSR Classic. He is the recipient of multiple ASCAP Plus awards, and a regular composer-in-residence for the Taylor Festival Choir (Charleston, SC). He is a member of the Northwest Choral Publishers. Brian has served ACDA as President of the Northwest Region (2018-2020), Program Chair of the 2010 and 2018 NW Region Conferences, Associate Conference Chair of the 2013 National Conference, Member of the National Technology Committee (2007-2011), and President of Louisiana ACDA (2001-2003). He remains an active member of the ACDA, National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO), the American Society for Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), Washington ACDA, and the Washington Music Educators Association.