World Projects Faculty Member

Jo-Michael Scheibe

Jo-Michael Scheibe chairs the Department of Choral and Sacred Music at the USC Thornton School of Music. Scheibe has served as National President of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) (2011-2013), Western Division President (1991-1993), and National Repertoire and Standards Chairperson for Community Colleges (1980-1989). Ensembles under his leadership have sung at seven national ACDA conventions, two national conventions of the National Association for Music Education (formerly MENC), and at the National Conference of the National Collegiate Choral Organization.

Scheibe has collaborated with Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, the Rolling Stones, Sir Elton John, and has prepared choruses for Helmuth Rilling, Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra, and Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony, among others. Recordings of his ensembles have been released on the Albany, Cane, Naxos, Arsis and ANS labels. Scheibe champions contemporary music and regularly commissions and performs new works of choral literature. Music publishers Walton, Colla Voce Music, Pavane, and Santa Barbara distribute the Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series internationally.

Scheibe served as director of Choral Studies at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music (1993-2008), Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff (1985-1993), Long Beach City College (1978-1985), Vintage High School, and Napa and Huntington Beach High Schools. He received his DMA from USC (1985) and earned his BA and MM degrees from California State University at Long Beach where he was presented with the distinguished alumnus award.

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