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Samuel C. Grace 4519 Bryant Avenue South Apt. 4 Minneapolis, MN 55419


EDUCATION University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Master of Music, Choral Conducting

Spring, 2014

Principal Instructors: Kathy Saltzman Romey, Matthew Mehaffey

Gustavus Adolphus College, Magna cum laude Bachelor of Arts, Music


Principal Instructors: Gregory Aune, Yumiko Oshima-Ryan

EXPERIENCE Director of Music, Calvin Presbyterian Church of Orono • • • •

Artistic Director, The Elizabethan Syngers • • •


Oversees grant and fellowship applications on behalf of the composer

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS Berneking Foundation Scholarship Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society Presser Foundation Scholarship Pi Kappa Lambda National Honor Society in Music Jussi Björling Music Scholarship COMPOSITIONS/ARRANGEMENTS Salve Regina (for SATB chorus, a cappella) •


Conducts in performances, weekly rehearsals, and sectionals for an 80-voice auditioned chorus Organizes and assists in the production of four annual choral performances Assists the conductor with weekly administrative duties and rehearsal set-up

Administrative Assistant, Edie Hill, Composer • Manages all business affairs for an independently published composer •


Conducts and assists two collegiate ensembles: University Singers and Campus Singers Gold Develops curriculum and instructional strategies for the collegiate classroom Organizes and contributes to the production of 4-5 choral performances each year

Assistant Conductor, Oratorio Society of Minnesota • • •


Selects, rehearses, and performs music for a May-December season Responsible for recruiting and auditioning new members Collaborates with a board of directors to preserve and advance the organization’s mission

Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota • • •


Conducts the adult chancel choir, bell choir, and children's choir Assists the pastor and organist in the selection of weekly hymns Orders new music and hires outside musicians within a yearly budget Organizes and programs a wide variety of music for weekly services and feast days

2012-2013 2011 2011 2010-2011 2007-2011 2013

Premiered with Campus Singers Gold at the Cathedral of Saint Paul—February, 2013

You Are My Sunshine (for SATB chorus, a cappella) Rainbow Connection (for TTTBB chorus or male ensemble) ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS Diction proficient in French, German, and Latin Skilled pianist/accompanist with 14 years of private study experience

2013 2012