Residence: Waco, TX
Concert Dates: April 5-7, 2019
Grammy-nominated artist Brian A. Schmidt is the founder and Artistic Director of the South Dakota Chorale (SDC), a professional choir in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Brian is also Associate Professor of Choral Music at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Since founding the South Dakota Chorale in 2009, the SDC has released three commercial recordings through Pentatone and Gothic, performed at the 2015 National ACDA Conference in Salt Lake City, and in February 2018, Brian attended the 2018 Grammy Awards as the SDC’s recording, Tyberg Masses, was nominated for “Best Choral Performance.” Previously, Brian worked at Duke University where he conducted the Duke Vespers Ensemble and developed and conducted a monthly Bach Cantata Series.