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Guy Forbes

Guy Forbes currently serves as the Associate Conductor of Choirs and Chair of Music Education at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Dr. Forbes received the Master of Music in conducting from Florida State University and the Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Florida. Previous positions range from public school teaching to directing and producing musical theatre, from conducting community choirs to directing university choral ensembles.

His responsibilities at Millikin University include conducting the Millikin Chamber Chorale and the Freshman Women’s Ensemble. In addition Dr. Forbes also teaches conducting and junior/senior vocal music education courses.

Recent compositions include: Ave Maria (SSAA), Winner of the 2005 Roger Wagner Contemporary Choral Composition Contest; O Magnum Mysterium (SSAA); and O Nata Lux (SATB), Winner of the 2006 Vanguard Premieres Choral Composition Contest.