Clinicians

  • All-District Mixed Choir – Brandon Boyd
  • SSAA Honor Choir – Jennaya Robison
  • TTBB Honor Choir – John Stafford
  • 9/10 Honor Choir – Christopher Smith

DR BRANDON BOYD enjoys a versatile career as a conductor, in addition to appearing regularly as a composer-in-residence, collaborative pianist, and presenter for conferences, conventions, collegiate choirs, church choirs, choral symposiums, and festivals. He is the Assistant Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at the University of Missouri, where he conducts the MU Glee Club and Concert Chorale. In addition to his conducting duties at the university, he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in choral conducting and choral music education.

DR. JENNAYA ROBISON is the Raymond R. Neevel/Missouri Associate Professor in Choral Musica and Director of Choral Studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. Dr. Robison is one of the leading choral directors in North America, and is consistently in demand as a clinician both nationally and internationally. She has presented at ACDA and NATS conferences and is a national leader of choral artistry, pedagogy, and innovation. She has held previous positions at Luther College, the University of Arizona and the University of New Mexico, and has an active performance career as a soprano soloist and chorister. 

DR. CHRISTOPHER SMITH is the Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at MidAmerica Nazarene University. Dr. Smith holds a Bachelors degree in piano performance and a Masters in Choral Conducting from East Carolina University, and received a Doctorate in Choral Conducting from the University of Kansas.

JOHN STAFFORD is the Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Kansas City Kansas Community College. Professor Stafford was a 2015 recipient of the John $ Susanne Roueche Excellence Award for outstanding teaching and leadership at the community college level. Also, Stafford was the recipient of the Henry Louis Award for Teaching Excellence at KCKCC in 2020 (the Faculty of the Year Award). He serves as the Jazz Chair of the Kansas Choral Directors Association and the Commercial/Contemporary Music Chair of the Southwester Division of the American Choral Directors Association