Conductors’ Institute Faculty
DR. Kenny Sheppard
Kenny Sheppard conducts the University Chorale and teaches courses designed to prepare students for careers in conducting and teaching music. Many of his former students now hold positions as conductors and teachers in public schools, churches and universities.
As the former Artistic Director for Chorus Austin, Dr. Sheppard frequently prepared Chorus Austin for concerts with the Austin Symphony - the performance of Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov received the “Outstanding Choral Performance Award” of the 2002-2003 season from the Austin Critics Table.
Sheppard has appeared five times as guest conductor with the Austin Symphony Orchestra. He conducted a concert at the Round Top International Festival in 2001, and he appeared as guest conductor of the Big Spring Symphony in 2002. Sheppard has conducted numerous choral and orchestra performances and workshops at ACDA, TCDA, TMEA, the American Musicological Society and the Orchestra of Santa Fe Bach Festival.
MR. Brad Bouley
Brad Bouley is founder and Artistic Director of the Texas Master Chorale, serves as Director of Fine Arts for the Tomball ISD, and he is the Executive Director for Region IX University Interscholastic League’s Music Division.
Prior to accepting his present positions, he was Director of Choirs at Tomball High School for over twenty years. Mr. Bouley holds degrees from The University of Oklahoma and Sam Houston State University in music education and conducting. He is active throughout the state as a choral adjudicator and clinician. Mr. Bouley is past Region Chairman of the Texas Music Educators Association, Region IX and past Area Chairman for TMEA, Area D. In 1993, he was the recipient of the Texas Excellence Award for Outstanding Teacher and in 1998 was recognized by the Tomball Rotary International with the Award for Community Service. Mr. Bouley is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, ACDA, TCDA, TMEA, TMAC, TETA, and TMAA.
As the conductor of the Texas Master Chorale Mr. Bouley has prepared and performed numerous choral/orchestral masterworks such as as Messiah by Handel, Lord Nelson Mass by Haydn, Magnificat and Christlag in Todesbanden by Bach, Gloria’s by Rutter, Poulenc and Vivaldi, Ein Deutches Requiem by Brahms, Requiems by Fauré, Duruflé and Mozart, Vesperae solennes de confessore by Mozart, and Mass in C Major by Beethoven to name a few.
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Dr. Kenny Sheppard
PO Box 770
Georgetown, TX 78627-0770