Therees Tkach Hibbard
Dr. Therees Tkach Hibbard has served as conductor, adjudicator, and clinician for numerous choral organizations throughout Great Britain, Europe, and North America; as well as in Hong Kong, Oman and recently in Lesvos, Greece. Her work as a voice and movement specialist in the training of choral singers and conductors has created unique opportunities for her to collaborate with choirs and conductors from around the world. Her research on enhancing choral performance through movement training has led to the development of a comprehensive choral education philosophy of "BodySinging"; most clearly demonstrated through her work with the Oregon Bach Festival Youth Choral Academy, the St. Olaf Choir, and the American Boychoir. Therees has been on the faculty of the SFYCA since its inception and a member of the Oregon Bach Festival Berwick Chorus for over 20 years. She is presently Associate Professor of Choral Music at St. Olaf College where she directs the Manitou Singers and St. Olaf Chamber Singers.