Brian Schmidt

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Brian Schmidt (M.M., ʼ12 D.M.A.), Durham, N.C. :: was appointed associate professor of choral music and conductor of Baylor University’s A Cappella Choir and Chamber Singers where he also will lead the graduate choral conducting program. He is the founder and artistic director of South Dakota Chorale. In 2016, the group released an album of choral music composed by Marcel Tyberg, whose music was previously lost following his death in Auschwitz. Schmidt also is founder and conductor of the Bach Cantata Series at Duke Chapel at Duke University. He also led Duke Chapel’s Vespers Ensemble in performances at the 2016 Southern Division Convention of the American Choral Director’s Association and the Boston Early Music Festival in 2013 and 2015.