Cantabile welcomes Brian Stone as Music Director. Brian replaces interim Music Director Paul Thompson, who is taking up a position at Francis Marion University in Florence, South Carolina. We wish Paul success and joy in the next phase of his career.
Brian arrived in Colorado by way of the Pacific Northwest in 2008 in order to attend graduate school at CU Boulder. Since finishing his Master of Music in choral conducting, Brian has been teaching choirs in public high schools. Brian returns to CU Boulder in Fall 2016 to begin a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting and literature. In addition to teaching and conducting choral music, Brian is active as a professional singer, appearing with St. Martin’s Chamber Choir, the Evans Choir, and the newly formed Anima Chamber Ensemble, an elite 13-voice ensemble. Brian also serves as the Choir Director at First Unitarian Society of Denver. In the summers, Brian has worked and studied at the Oregon Bach Festival as a conductor, singer, and most recently as the Chorus Manager for the Stangeland Family Youth Choral Academy, an honor choir for aspiring and talented high school singers. Additionally, Brian has appeared as an choral adjudicator and clinician across Colorado. In his free time, Brian enjoys getting outside hiking and fishing with his beautiful wife Emily and their lovable handful of a dog, Bear.
Cantabile looks forward to working with Brian as he brings his musical talent and enthusiastic leadership to our choir.