Hi, I'm Jo-Michael Scheibe, USC Thornton Chair and Choral Director!
Jo-Michael Scheibe's Bio:
Jo-Michael Scheibe is currently the Chair of The Department of Choral and Sacred Music at the University of Southern California where he teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting, choral methods and conducts the USC Thornton Chamber Singers. He also serves as the National Vice President for International Affairs for the American Choral Directors Assoication. Recent conducting appearances include: Requiem for the Living: Music of Dan Forest at Carnegie Hall, Bach's Cantata with Jeffrey Kahane at the Ambassador Auditorium, and the Colorado All-State.
The USC Chamber Singers have an impressive history. Under Jo-Michael Scheibe's direction, they performed at the Choral Connect Convention in New Zealand, Master Classes in Australia, the Western Division Conference of ACDA in Santa Barbara, the X World Choral Symposium in Seoul, Korea, and the China Internatioanl Choral Festival in Beijing in July and August of 2014.
The Chamber Singers also have a track record of working with some notable stars. They have appeared with Helmuth Rilling and the LA Chamber Orchestra, Barry Manilow, The Rolling Stones, Elton John, and with Andrea Bochelli. They have performed on the The Tonight Show.
Jo-Michael Scheibe is adamant about music education. He offers some basics to choral conducting and overall performance tips on his site, jmscheibe.com, as well as other information that might be useful to choral singers.
Scheibe is a member of Faculty Row, a network of faculty in academia that is intended to help advance each other with both job offerings and spread knowledge of education as the industry evolves with the introduction of technology.
Jo-Michael Scheibe was a founder and served as an Artistic and Music Director for the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay from 1996 to 2001. He also served as the Conductor of the Florida Philharmonic Chorus until the folding of the Orchestra and then the Master Choral of South Florida until he moved to Los Angeles, CA. Scheibe was the Conductor of the Abend Kammerchor from 1980 until 1985. He was then the Conductor of the Flagstaff Master Chorale from 1985 until 1993.
Last summer was busy with travels to performances all over the world to conduct. Jo-Michael Scheibe stated his journey in New York City as the Clinician for Choirs of America. On May 3rd, Scheibe traveled to Bangkok, Thailand to work at a Choral Festival at Chulalongkorn University. He then conducted for Manhattan Concert Productions in Orchestra Hall in Chicago for the National Festival Chorus on May 23rd, and he looks forward to working with MCP again in 2016. From May 25-June 1, Scheibe worked in Shanghai with the Shanghai Youth Chorus who presented in concert on May 31st. Scheibe spent the beginning of June in the Bahamas as part of the National Executive Board Meeting and Leadership Meeting of the American Choral Directors Association. In the end of June, Scheibe conducted the Music Celebrations International European Premier with Janos Czifra of Te Deum by American Composer Dan Forrest in Salzburg Dom Church.
In 2016, Jo-Michael Scheibe will be once again be conducting all over the world. Jo-Michael Scheibe will be among many of his fellow choral directors at the ACDA western division conferences in February and March. He also eagerly looks forward working with Janos Czifra for Jubilate Mozart this summer and again in 2017. See Jo-Michael Scheibe's 2016 Schedule.
Jo-Michael Scheibe's Experience:
Chair of Choral and Sacred Music at University of Southern CaliforniaJune 2008 - Present | Los Angeles, California
Director of Choral Studies/Professor at University of Miami1993 - 2008
Director of Choral Studies at Northern Arizona UniversityJune 1985 - June 1993 | Flagstaff Arizona
Director of Choral Activities at Long Beach City CollegeJune 1978 - June 1985 | Long Beach, California
Choral Director at Huntington Beach High SchoolAugust 1974 - June 1978 | Huntington Beach, CA
Choral Director at Vintage High SchoolAugust 1973 - June 1974 | Napa, California
Vice President for International Affairs at American choral Directors Association (ACDA)2013
Member of the ACDA Executive Council in charge of international Activities for the organization.
Jo-Michael Scheibe's Education:
USC1979 – 1985DMAConcentration: Choral Music
California State University at Long Beach1968 – 1976BA, MMConcentration: Choral Music, Voice and Music Education
Jo-Michael Scheibe's Interests & Activities:
Choral Music, Conducting, Vocal Pedagogy, Music Education, University of Southern California, Composers