Kevin Simons

Events

  • 4x4 All-Terrain Anthems
    808 Howell St
    July 6 @ 8:00 am
    Learn how to use 4 different anthems 4 different ways and plan for any eventuality.  The presenter is Dr. Kevin Simons, CAGO, Editor for St. James Music Press and Director of Choirs at Saginaw Valley State University.   As choirs return to worship after the Covid-19 Pandemic, we know that they will look different than before the Pandemic began.  Church choir directors have always had to be flexible, but the ability to adapt how we plan and perform will be more important than ever.  Kevin will demonstrate how anthems can be adapted for use with all sorts of different performing forces, including with a soloist, duet, or even with no singers at all.  How to plan flexibly for worship, new ways to distribute and rehearse music, and other post-Pandemic resources will be covered.

About

Kevin Simons, CAGO, is the Editor for St. James Music Press and Associate Professor and Director of Choirs at Saginaw Valley State University where he teaches applied and class voice, choral methods and conducts both the Cardinal Singers and the Concert Choir.  He holds degrees in vocal performance, choral conducting, and music education from the University of Oklahoma, Central Michigan University, and Boston University.  He is also the Director of Music and Organist at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Saginaw and the Director for the Sewanee Church Music Conference, the oldest conference for musicians serving the Episcopal Church. .  Since  2007, he has been the Choral Director for the Baroque on Beaver Island festival.  

As the Editor for St. James Music Press, Kevin oversees the publication of choral and instrumental music used by churches throughout the world.  

Well known as a builder of choral programs, Kevin is a frequent choral and vocal clinician.   His choirs have sung with the Saginaw Choral Society, Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra, and for conferences of the American Choral Directors Association and National Music Teachers Association. He resides in Saginaw, Michigan, with his wife Amy and their children, Claire and Henry.