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Jo-Michael Scheibe

Jo-Michael Scheibe chairs the Thornton School of Music’s Department of Choral and Sacred Music at the University of Southern California, where he conducts the USC Chamber Singers, teaches choral conducting and choral methods, and supervises the graduate and undergraduate choral program. In 2008, he assumed a new post as National President Elect of the American Choral Directors’ Association. No stranger to
the ACDA, Scheibe previously served as the organization’s Western Division President (1991-1993), as well as National Repertoire and Standards Chairperson for Community Colleges (1980-1989). Ensembles under his leadership have sung at six national ACDA conventions (1985, 1991, 1993, 1997, 2003, 2007), as well as two national conventions of
the Music Educators National Conference (1996, 2000), and various regional and state conventions.

Scheibe’s artistic collaborations include choral performances with Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, Salvatore Licitra, Maria Guleghina and Kenny Loggins, as well as preparation of choruses for Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony and conductors Jahja Ling, Edoardo Müller, James Judd, Max Valdez, Thomas Sanderling and Alain Lombard, among others. Recordings of ensembles under Scheibe’s direction have been released on the Albany, Cane, Naxos, Arsis and ANS labels.

A champion of contemporary music, Scheibe regularly commissions and performs new works of choral literature. He has helped to launch careers of promising young composers and to promote music by international composers largely unknown in the United States. Music publishers Walton, Colla Voce Music and Santa Barbara distribute the
Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series internationally.

Fall 2008 marks Scheibe’s return to USC after a 15-year tenure as director of Choral Studies at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music (1993-2008), as well as previous faculty appointments at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff (1985-1993), Long Beach City College (1978-1985), Vintage High School in Napa, California and
Huntington Beach High School. Scheibe received his D.M.A. from the University of Southern California and his B.A. and M.M. degrees from California State University at Long Beach, where he was presented with the distinguished alumnus award.

Scheibe has served as music and artistic director of several community choral organizations, including the Master Chorale of South Florida, the Tampa Bay Master Chorale and the Long Beach Master Chorale. He has directed music ministries in churches as well, most recently at Coral Gables Congregational Church, where he conducted the Chancel Choir and Vocal Ensemble, which appeared at the 2002 ACDA Southern Division Convention in Nashville. A member of Chorus America, the International Federation of Choral Music, and several other professional and education organizations, Scheibe is in frequent demand internationally as a clinician, conductor and adjudicator for choruses at the university, community college, community and secondary levels.

 

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Octavo

 
African Noel
 

 African Noel 
Arranger: Ken Berg 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: Christmas  Released: January 2010  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   We proudly announce the new Jo-Michael Scheibe Sacred Choral Series with this invigorating arrangement by Ken Berg. In Dr. Scheibe's words, ''This series is committed to providing the finest crafted sacred choral music possible with the objective of ensuring that it may be used in worship and in schools when appropriate.'' This setting does not disappoint. A cappella voices with dynamic percussion instruments make this a great concert opener. Excellent for church or school as promised.
 

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  P1394 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35
  P9052 - Score+Parts  [buy now]
$20.00

 
Autumn
 

 Autumn 
Composer: Kevin A. Memley  Author/Lyricist: Thomas Hood (1799-1845) 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 2013  Difficulty: Medium Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   Kevin Memley?s artistry paints pictures with music in this setting of 19th century poet Thomas Hood?s words. High school and college choirs will be enraptured by the beauty of this selection. One can hear the rain begin to fall at the opening and the longing for summer?s song by the end. Kevin Memley is one of the newest and most popular composers to attract the attention of the ACDA community.
 

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  P1445 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Love Came Down At Christmas
 

 Love Came Down At Christmas 
Composer: David C. Dickau  Author/Lyricist: Christina Rossetti 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: Christmas  Released: January 2013  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Christina Rossetti wrote a wonderful text that has inspired many great composers to set her words to music. David Dickau is one of today?s most celebrated composers and he has brought new loveliness to this time-honored poem. High school, college and community choirs will enjoy the way he weaves his vocal parts so tastefully.
 

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  P1461 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.10

 
Personent Hodie
 

 Personent Hodie 
Arranger: Clif Hardin 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: Christmas  Released: January 2011  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   It is the Latin rhythm under the old Latin Carol that catches your imagination. How fun! Jo-Michael Scheibe selected this piece for his sacred series. Not only does this piece work well for church or school, it is also a superb festival number.
 

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  P1399 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
The Road Not Taken
 

 The Road Not Taken 
Composer: David C. Dickau  Author/Lyricist: Robert Frost 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 2013  Difficulty: Medium Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   ?The Road Not Taken? is one of America?s favorite poems from Robert Frost, one of America?s favorite writers. Respected composer David Dickau has given a new tune to this classic text. The musical writing matches the text superbly and with the melodic and harmonic flavor which are hallmarks of Dickau?s compositional style. High school and college choirs will love this American classic. Also for TTBB, P1460.
 

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  P1459 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
The Road Not Taken
 

 The Road Not Taken 
Composer: David C. Dickau  Author/Lyricist: Robert Frost 

Voicing: TTBB  Released: January 2013  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   ?The Road Not Taken? is one of America?s favorite poems from Robert Frost, one of America?s favorite writers. Respected composer David Dickau has given a new tune to this classic text. The musical writing matches the text superbly and with the melodic and harmonic flavor which are hallmarks of Dickau?s compositional style. High school and college choirs will love this American classic. Also for SATB, P1459.
 

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  P1460 - TTBB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue
 

 There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue 
Composer: Kevin A. Memley  Author/Lyricist: English Traditional, c 1420 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 2012  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Selected for the Jo-Michael Scheibe Sacred Choral Series, Kevin Memley brings new life to a classic Christmas text. The textures, the harmony, the word coloration, these are the elements that lift this setting to compete with the established settings in the choral canon. College choirs and high school choirs will love it, and many church choirs will as well.
 

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  P1419 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Those Who Wait Upon The Lord
 

 Those Who Wait Upon The Lord 
Composer: Kevin A. Memley 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2011  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Once you begin hearing this piece you are drawn in...you want to sing it. The ''eagle's wings'' text is one of the most frequently set to music, and yet this one sounds like it has always been there, just not revealed until now. The essence of ''wait'' is captured in the opening section, which gives way to a new tempo, building with the ''mounting on wings.'' The true soaring takes place with a 12/8 meter, the voices building in triumph. A final return to the ''waiting'' theme provides an assurance that has permeated the entire composition. Excellent for church and school.
 

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  P1397 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35
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 African Noel 
Composer: Ken Berg 

Voicing: Score+Parts  Released: January 2010 
  

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