Mr Selvey comes to the Oakland East Bay Gay Men’s Chorus after serving as Guest Artistic Director for the choirs (Windy City Gay Chorus & Aria) of the Windy City Performing Arts. A doctoral candidate at the University of Washington in Seattle, Jeremiah has assisted in teaching undergraduate and graduate conducting and choral technique courses. He conducted several groups, including the UW Men’s Glee Club and UW Summer Chorale and served as assistant conductor to the top choral ensembles: University Chorale (under Giselle Wyers) and University Chamber Singers (under Geoffrey Boers). His recent performance of “In Lumine” by Guggenheim-winning composer Huck Hodge was well-received by composer, choir, and audience alike.
Mr. Selvey’s dissertation is a comparative examination of perspectives on conductor and choral expression among seasoned choral conductors, experienced choir members, and average audience members. The dissertation also explores the implications of these perspectives on the pedagogy of conducting; rehearsal methodology and technique; and audience engagement and education. Mr. Selvey has had the privilege of studying with great teachers, including Simon Carrington, Peter Phillips, Jerry Blackstone, Kent Hatteberg, Geoffrey Boers, Giselle Wyers, Steven Morrison, Steven Demorest, Robert Harris, and Eric Nelson.
Ms. Renaud is currently the Music Director for MCC-San Francisco and Na Leo Nahenahe, A Hawaiian Chorus for the Bay Area. Her work in the queer community includes playing at Miss TGSF 2005, and singing, playing, or directing for Lesbian Gay Chorus San Francisco, San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, GLAM, Colla Voce, The Spiral Dance, and many inclusive church communities. Renaud also teaches music in public elementary schools and privately.
Past Artistic Directors
Dick Kramer (1999 – 2003)
Michael Carlson (2004 – 2006)
Brandon Adams, interim (2007)
Kathleen Hollingsworth, interim (2007)
Michael Robert Patch (2008 – 2011)
Stephanie Lynne Smith (2011 – 2012)
Ben Kiem (2007 – 2008)
John Lehrack (2009 – 2010)
Ted Pinkston (2010 – 2012)