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Scott Nauman

Conductor/Artistic Director

Scott Nauman hails from Minnesota where he grew up attending concerts performed at St. Olaf College located just ten minutes from the farm on which he was raised. Influenced by rich choral music throughout his childhood and teenage years, he began directing choirs, vocal ensembles, big bands and orchestras at the age of twenty one and has performed in all fifty states and twenty countries. Having received his musical training at the University of Northwestern (Minnesota) in conducting, vocal, trumpet and percussion performance and church music, Scott became a studio singer both in Minneapolis and Denver. One of his greatest joys was performing as a backup singer with Celine Dion at Red Rocks. His involvement in studio and backup singing led to an interest in the recording industry and working as a sound engineer/producer for numerous Christian artists. For many years, Scott conducted the in-house orchestra at the “Praise in the Rockies” music seminar in Estes Park directing for artists such as Steve Green, Dino Kartsonakis, Sheila Walsh, Wintley Phipps, Michael Card, Michael W. Smith and Sandi Patty. Over the years, Scott has continued his musical career by serving in some of the largest churches in Minnesota and, since 1985, Colorado. He is grateful for the influence he has received from choral conductors such as Jerry Rubino, Mark Hayes, Gary Bonner, Janet Vlachos and Dale Warland. They have each impacted and shaped his musical leadership. So when introduced in February 2015 to the opportunity to serve as the assistant conductor of the Parker Chorale under Paul Smith, Scott replied, “it was (and is) a privilege to glean from yet another wonderful and gifted choral conductor such as Paul”. Scott enjoys hanging with people from his Fellowship Family, flying his (or anyone else’s) airplane, motorcycling and fishing as well as downhill skiing with his wife Lynn.

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William Kretzer

Associate Conductor

William Kretzer is a highly accomplished musician and educator, currently serving as the Associate Conductor of the Parker Chorale. With a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance and a minor in Conducting from Southwest Baptist University, William has established himself as a skilled vocalist and conductor with a passion for music. Throughout his career, William has demonstrated his musical talents and leadership abilities through various roles. With over 25 years of experience, he has led numerous church choirs and orchestras, showcasing his expertise in choral direction and orchestral conducting. His dedication to music education is evident in his work with public high schools in Missouri and Colorado, where he has mentored students and prepared them for solos and ensemble performances in district and state contests. Currently, William is making a significant impact as a music educator at Southeast Christian School, where he teaches 4th-8th grade band and orchestra. His commitment to fostering a love of music in young students and helping them develop their musical talents is truly commendable. William's teaching style is engaging and inspiring, and he goes above and beyond to ensure that his students receive a comprehensive music education that nurtures their creativity and musical abilities. As the Associate Conductor of the Parker Chorale, William brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and passion to his role. His background in vocal performance, conducting, and music education equips him with the skills necessary to lead and inspire the choir to achieve musical excellence. With his dedication to music and his commitment to nurturing the talents of others, William is a valuable asset to the Parker Chorale and the broader music community.

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Jane MacQueen
 

Accompanist

Jane MacQueen joined the Parker Chorale as the accompanist in January of 2011. Jane also serves as staff accompanist for the choirs at Grandview High School and is in her tenth year as an accompanist in the Cherry Creek School District. Jane has accompanied the choirs at Cherry Creek High School including the Meistersingers and Girls' 21. Jane also serves as accompanist for the Young Voices of Colorado. She has enjoyed the honor of performing upon several occasions with selected choirs from Cherry Creek High School and Campus Middle School at the Colorado Music Educators Conference. Jane has performed with choirs under the direction of Henry Leck, Anton Armstrong, Randall Stroope, Hillary Apfelstadt and Dennis Keene. She accompanied the 2010 Southwest Regional ACDA Children’s Chorus and the 2008 Colorado All-State Women's Chorus. Jane has also accompanied for the Colorado State ACDA Honor Choirs for several years. Jane has played for many choral, vocal and instrumental solo, and musical theatre performances and has served as organist and pianist in Denver area churches. Jane MacQueen received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma.

 

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