2019 RiverHawk Pre-Audition High School Choral Workshop
October 1, 2019
Mark W. Roberts is proud to continue the standard of excellence of the choral program at Campolindo High School. Under his direction Campolindo Choirs have toured and performed throughout the United States. Mr. Roberts has had many wonderful opportunities in his young career, which include engagements at the Sydney Opera House, St. Paul’s Outside the Walls, the Sistine Chapel, the Hollywood Bowl, Miami Orchestra Hall, and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Mr. Roberts is also proud to have directed the University of Tennessee Women’s Chorale. Additionally, Mr. Roberts has participated in presentations to the Colorado Music Educators Conference, Tennessee Music Educators Conference, and has worked as a vocal coach for several high schools.
Mr. Roberts earned his Master’s of Choral Conducting from the University of Tennessee and two Bachelor’s degrees from Chapman University in Choral Conducting and Vocal Music Education. Mr. Roberts has had the privilege of studying with Dr. Angela Batey, Dr. Gene Peterson, and Dr. William Hall.
Mr. Roberts is the proud dad to three girls: Jocelyn, Abigail, and Audrey.
2020 Vocal Festival Guest Artist
January 26-27, 2020
Lyndon Meyer is a Tulsa-based conductor, vocal coach, pianist and organist. Since 2014 he has served as chorusmaster, assistant conductor, principal pianist and vocal coach for the Tulsa Opera, and was formerly staff pianist for the OK Mozart International Festival. In Fall 2018 he serves as vocal coach at the University of Oklahoma School of Music. He is heavily sought after by students and professionals alike for his knowledge of the vocal repertoire in diverse styles, and its relationship to the human voice. He serves on the faculty of the intensive musical and language training program, Si parla, si canta, in Urbania, Italy. Previous positions include assistant conductor and young artist coach for the Florida Grand Opera; guest faculty coach at Michigan State University; and staff accompanist and vocal coach at the Eastman School of Music. He has won numerous honors for Lieder and instrumental accompanying, including 1st prize in the Jesse Kneisel Lieder competition, and has performed twice at the Kennedy Center in Washington D. C. In the world of musical theatre, Lyndon is heavily sought after as an accompanist, coach, and director, conducting numerous productions in upstate New York and around the country, and serving as staff accompanist for the annual Lotte Lenya competition.
He holds degrees from the University of Arkansas (BM) and the Eastman School of Music (MM).
February 10-11, 2020
Fahad is an advocate of innovative and adventurous music, particularly for vocal ensembles. He approaches this advocacy as a performer, composer, conductor and entrepreneur. His creative work focuses on interdisciplinary storytelling, folding together words, sound, and movement into mythic narratives.
Fahad maintains a robust schedule of solo and ensemble performing including performances at SASSAS, the Hear Now Festival, Tuesdays@MonkSpace, and the Masters in the Chapel Concert Series. He is artistic director of HEX Vocal Ensemble and regularly sings with C3LA: The Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles, a group dedicated to contemporary choral music, and He is also co-artistic director of The Resonance Collective in New York, an interdisciplinary music/dance ensemble with collaborator Andre Megerdichian.
He is currently co-director of choirs at Chaffey College and has previously been a conductor of the CalArts Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective, the Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Columbia University Glee Club, and assistant conductor of The Industry opera company in Los Angeles. Fahad has a reputation as a dynamic and engaging presenter and has taught workshops and guest lectures at Tufts University, California State University Long Beach, Institute of the Arts – Barcelona, CalArts, CSU Fullerton, Concordia College, and the Kaufman Center in New York.
Fahad is regularly commissioned to compose for concert music ensembles, dance companies,
and theater troupes including: Theater Dybbuk, Rosanna Gamson Dance, Monmouth University,
Seton Hill College, C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective, The Contemporary Choral
Collective of Los Angeles, Smitten Kitten Film Productions, the award winning Armada Films, Jacksonville Dance Theater, the California EAR Unit, New Century Players, and the TOCCATA Orchestra. His music has been performed in Europe, China, and across the United States.
In addition to his creative work, Fahad is an active arts entrepreneur and administrator. He has written articles and presented on such topics as The Future of Choral Music (NewMusicBox), Collective Models for Choirs (Chorus America), and Exploring Timbre in Choral Ensembles (ACDA). In 2012, he founded See-A-Dot Music Publishing, Inc., a company devoted to the advocacy of new choral works and emerging composers. Fahad is currently a faculty member at Chaffey College where he teaches composition, music history, and is assistant conductor of choirs. He is a founding member of the Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles and a board member of C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective in New York.
Fahad is an active performer of Brazilian music and dance and has performed with Capoeira Narahari and Raizes do Brasil, is a rock-climbing enthusiast, and a tri-athlete.