Dr. Andrea Ramsey
Dr. Andrea Ramsey enjoys an international presence as a composer, conductor, scholar and music educator. Before leaping into full time composing and guest conducting, Andrea held positions at The Ohio State University and the University of Colorado Boulder, respectively. An award-winning composer with approximately 100 works to date, she believes strongly in the creation of new music. A native of Arkansas, Andrea has experienced in her own life the power of music to provide a sense of community, better understanding of our humanity and rich opportunities for self-discovery.
Dr. Tim Sharp
Dr. Tim Sharp is Executive Director of the American Choral Directors Association, the world’s largest association of choral conductors, students, scholars, composers, and choral industry leaders. Before leading the ACDA, Tim was Dean of Fine Arts at Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, where he conducted the Rhodes Singers and MasterSingers Chorale. Prior to Rhodes, he conducted the Belmont University Chorale and Oratorio Chorus, Nashville, TN. Tim received his education at Belmont University (BM); The School of Church Music, Louisville, KY (MCM; DMA); the NEH Medieval Studies program at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; and at Cambridge University (UK), where he is a Clare Hall Life Fellow.
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