More than 150 of Dilworth's choral compositions and arrangements have been published—many of which are a part of the Henry Leck Creating Artistry Choral Series with Hal Leonard Corporation. Additional publications can be found in the catalogs of Santa Barbara Music Publishing and Colla Voce Music, Inc. Dilworth is a contributing author for the Essential Elements for Choir and the Experiencing Choral Music textbook series, both published by the Hal Leonard Corporation/Glencoe/McGraw-Hill Publications, and for Music Express! Teachers Magazine. He has authored 3 books of choral warm up exercises intended for elementary and secondary choral ensembles, entitled Choir Builders: Fundamental Vocal Techniques for General and Classroom Use (2006); Choir Builders for Growing Voices (2009); and Choir Builders for Growing Voices 2 (2014). A frequent presenter at local, state, regional and national conferences, Dilworth has conducted 43 all-state choirs at various levels (elementary, middle school, high school), and has conducted 6 regional honor choirs and 4 national honor choirs (ADCA, OAKE and NafME). He has most recently appeared as guest conductor for international choral festivals and master classes in Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Ireland, and China as well as all-state choirs in North Carolina, Oklahoma, Ohio, Arizona and Massachusetts. He has also led honor choirs for the Central and Southwest regions of the American Choral Directors Association. International festival and clinic invitations include Canada, Singapore, Austria and France. Dilworth is currently National Board Chair for Chorus America. He is an active life member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA). He also holds memberships with several other organizations, including the National Association for Music Education (NafME), the National Association of Negro Musicians (NANM) and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). In 2017, he received the Temple University Faculty Award for Research and Creative Achievement.
Kate Klotz Mescolare Choir
Kate Klotz is almost a Colorado native, having lived here since the 2nd grade. She teaches elementary general music and choir in the Boulder Valley School District and specializes in teaching beginning vocal technique and music literacy. She holds a Master’s of Music with Kodály specialization from Colorado State University and received her undergraduate degree in Music Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Kate’s passion is working with children’s choirs, and she currently serves as the Artistic Director of the Boulder Children’s Chorale. She has been a guest instructor, clinician and choral adjudicator for the Boulder Valley, St. Vrain, Spokane and Omak School Districts, as well as the Aspen Music Festival. Kate has presented at numerous local and regional conferences and has performed with the Boulder-based Cantabile Singers, Colorado Conductor’s Chorale, and the Spokane Symphony Chorale. Kate is also the Children’s Choirs R&R Chair for the Colorado Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. She resides in Louisville with her husband and enjoys yoga, gardening and soaking up the Colorado sunshine.
Nathan Payant Triplo Choir
Nathan Payant is a passionate and dedicated conductor, music educator, and professional singer living in the Denver area. He is the co-founder and co-artistic director of Anima and has over fifteen years of choral teaching and conducting experience at the middle school, high school, and college levels. Currently, Nathan is on the choral faculty at Colorado State University and University of Denver, where he conducts choirs, teaches music education courses, supervises students teachers, and is the Director of CSU’s Online/Summer M.M. in Music Education-Conducting degree program for working music educators. A devoted advocate for choral music education, Nathan is fervently involved in NAfME, CMEA, ACDA, and CoACDA, placing special emphasis on encouraging lifelong singing. He is frequently invited to present lectures and reading sessions at state conferences, as well as visit and clinic at local high schools. He has served on the Colorado All-State Choir Board, the Vocal Music Council of CMEA, and the Colorado ACDA Council as the Women’s Choir R&R Chair. He fully believes in promoting standards of the choral repertoire, as well as discovering and supporting newly composed works. Nathan is a very active member of the professional choral community in Colorado. In addition to Anima, he is the General Manager of Colorado Bach Ensemble and sings professionally with St. Martin’s Chamber Choir, Colorado Bach Ensemble, and Evans Choir. Nathan also enjoys regular opportunities as an honor choir clinician and music festival adjudicator throughout Colorado and surrounding states. Most recently, he discovered a new passion for composing/arranging and was honored to have his first several arrangements published through Hal Leonard as part of the Andrea Ramsey & Henry Leck Choral Series. A native of South Dakota, Nathan earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD. He received his Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Colorado State University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting and Literature from University of Colorado, Boulder. Outside of his professional responsibilities, Nathan enjoys traveling and spending time with his beautiful wife Natalie and three daughters Faythe (13), Ava (11) & Lily (8).