Daniel is an active conductor, clinician and presenter throughout the country. Daniel has received accolades for his work as a teacher, being named Teacher of the Year for Springfield Public Schools and Southwest Missouri (also a finalist for the state TOTY award), Springfield “Hometown Hero” by KOLR, Springfield Rotary Award for Outstanding Community Service, honoree for Springfield Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, quarterfinalist for the GRAMMY National Music Educator Award, and the recipient of the Missouri Choral Directors Association Podium Award.
Daniel’s speaking engagements include presenting for TEDx, and presenting for regional ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) conferences. Daniel's Choral ensembles have won music festivals and have received numerous invitations to perform at the Missouri Music Educator Association Conference, Southwest American Choral Directors Association Conference, the National Conference for MS/JH Choral Music, and the National American Choral Directors Association Conference
Dr. Sandra Babb Triplo Choir
Sandra Babb is an Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education and Conductor of Bella Voce at Oregon State University. She received the Bachelor of Music Education, Master of Music Education, and Ph.D. in Music Education from The Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. Dr. Babb also completed training in vocology at the National Center for Voice and Speech at the University of Utah, and she is an NCVS trained vocologist.
A native of Tampa, Florida, Dr. Babb taught in the public schools of Hillsborough and Pasco counties of central Florida for ten years. She also conducted the Gulf Coast Girl Choir in Tampa, Florida, and was the founding director of the Queens Youth Choir in Queens, New York. Prior to her appointment at Oregon State, she served on the faculty of the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, City University of New York.
Dr. Babb is an active conductor, clinician, and adjudicator, frequently engaging in guest conducting opportunities throughout the United States. Her choral ensembles have performed for the Florida, New York, and Southern Division conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, as well as the Oregon Music Educators Association and the Northwest NAfME Conferences.
Dr. Babb’s research interests include choral tone development and best practices in pre-service music educator training, and she has presented at local, state, regional, and national conferences of ACDA and NAfME. Her research has been published in the International Journal of Research in Choral Singing, the Journal of Music Teacher Education, and the Choral Journal, and she is a contributing author for the K-12 choral textbook series, Voices in Concert, as well as Musicianship: Composing in Choir (Jody L. Kerchner & Katherine Strand, Editors) and Teaching Music Through Performance in Choir, Volume 4 (Jo-Michael Scheibe, Editor).
Dr. Babb is currently serving on the steering committee for the National American Choral Directors Association as Honor Choirs Co-Coordinator. She is also the Repertoire and Resources Chair for Women’s Choirs for Oregon ACDA and the Youth and Student Activities Chair for Northwest Division ACDA. She is also the Chair for the Society of Music Teacher Education for the Oregon Music Educators Association.
Dr. Nicole Lamartine Cambiato Choir
Dr. Nicole Lamartine became Director of Choral Activities at the University of Wyoming in 2008. She conducts the Collegiate Chorale, The UW Singing Statesmen, advises the male a cappella Happy Jacks, and teaches conducting and applied voice.
Lamartine is becoming a resource for men’s choir singing, having led The UW Singing Statesmen to prominence with their NW-ACDA and NW-NAfME performances and with her research on female leaders of male choirs. In addition to the 2018 Minnesota All-State TTBB Choir and the 2017 Oregon All-State TTBB Choir, she conducted the 2014 NW ACDA Men’s Honor Choir in Seattle. In 2017, she conducted the Association for Music in International Schools Men’s Honor Choir in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
She is in demand as a conductor and clinician across the US, China, Europe, and the Middle East. Recent conducting engagements include the 2014 DoDDS All-Europe Honor Choir in Wiesbaden, Germany, the TAISM Mixed Honor Choir in Muscat, Oman, and SATB and SSAA All-State choirs in Washington, Montana, Alaska, and Wyoming.
Under her leadership, choirs of the University of Wyoming have been invited to perform at the 2017, 2015 and 2011 NW National Association for Music Education (NAfME) conferences, the 2012 Northwest American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) conference, and at the 2011 National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO) national conference. The UW Collegiate Chorale was the only choir invited from the US to compete in the 2017 Tolosa Choral Contest in Spain.
Her choirs at the University of Wyoming have enjoyed premiere performances and recordings of music by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy-winning composer Jennifer Higdon, Forrest Pierce, John Muehleisen, Gabriela Lena Frank, Libby Larsen, and Craig Hella Johnson.
Dr. Lamartine has presented her research on the voice, conducting men’s choirs, and anatomy for conductors at national and regional conferences of ACDA, the National Collegiate Choral Organization, College Music Society, National Association of Teachers of Singing, and the National Association for Music Education. In 2016, she was selected to participate in a 6-day Human Dissection course to study human anatomy.
As a professional vocal musician, Lamartine has sung as a regular member of the Grammy®-winning Conspirare, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and the Colorado Bach Ensemble. While living in England she sang with the choruses of the London BBC and City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestras, performing across Europe and the UK. She can be heard on six choral CDs on labels including Harmonia Mundi and Chandos. In 2014, Dr. Lamartine was chosen as one of seven conductors from the US to participate in the International Conductor Exchange program to China. She has maintained a teaching connections with the Conservatory and other choral professionals throughout Beijing. In service to the American Choral Directors association, she has acted as Northwest President, Wyoming President, as chair of the 2011 National ACDA Women’s Choir and as co-chair of the 2009 National ACDA Collegiate Chamber Choir. She is Vice-President for the Northwest Region of ACDA. She holds the BM degree in Vocal Performance from New Mexico State University as well as an MM in Vocal Performance and the DMA in Choral Conducting from the University of Arizona