More than 150 of Dr. Rollo 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 Triplo Choir
Kate Klotz has become well known throughout Colorado for her work as a music educator and vocalist. She holds a Master of Music from Colorado State University and received her undergraduate degree in Music Education from the University of Colorado Boulder. Ms. Klotz holds all three levels of Kodály certification and has also completed Orff Schulwerk training. She has instructed students in private piano and voice, as well as teaching K-12 general music and choir in Colorado and Washington state public schools. From 2013–2019, Ms. Klotz served as the Artistic Director of the Boulder Children's Chorale. Under her leadership, the Boulder Children's Chorale grew from three to five ensembles, with over 100 singers. She has frequently collaborated with local and professional ensembles, coaching children's choirs and soloists for Carmina Burana, The Chichester Psalms, Bach's St. Matthew Passion, Mahler's Symphony No. 3, and The Nutcracker. From 2011–2013, Ms. Klotz served on the artistic staff of the Spokane Area Youth Choirs in Spokane, WA, where she directed elementary, middle, and high school level choirs. Ms. Klotz is a sought-after clinician and has presented for the Colorado and Texas Music Educators Association Conferences. She also serves on the summer teaching staff for the Aspen Music Festival and School and as the Children’s Choirs Repertoire & Resources Chair for the Colorado Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. An active vocalist and pianist, Ms. Klotz has performed with the Colorado Conductor’s Chorale, the Spokane Symphony Chorale, and Boulder-based Cantabile. Since 2018, she has been performing with the Denver-based Anima Chamber Ensemble. Ms. Klotz lives in Louisville, Colorado, with her husband, Nathan
Phil Drozda Mescolare Choir
Phil Drozda is the Director of Choirs at Overland High School in Aurora, CO. He holds a Master of Music degree in music education from the University of Northern Colorado and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Prior to his appointment at Overland, he was the choir director at Prairie Middle School from 2011-2019. During his tenure at Prairie, Mr. Drozda's choirs gained a reputation for musical quality and passionate, joyful performance, and they have been invited to perform at the Colorado Music Educators Association Clinic and Conference three times.
He is one of the founding Co-Chairs of the Colorado Middle All State Choir and continues to serve on the board. He is also the current World Musics and Culture repertoire chair for Colorado ACDA. Mr. Drozda resides in Denver and is proud to be a public school music educator in the state of Colorado.