Steve Dresen, President
Steve has taught for over 25 years in public schools and at the collegiate level. He received degrees from, Ricks College, Utah State University, and Brigham Young University.
Scott Anderson, President-Elect
Dr. Scott Eric Anderson conducts the ISU Chamber & Concert Choirs, the Camerata Singers, and teaches Choral Conducting, Choral Methods, and voice. Dr. Anderson has received Idaho State University’s “Master Teacher” and “Outstanding Public Service” awards on three occasions. He has studied conducting with such eminent teachers as Eph Ehly, Joseph Flummerfelt, Allen Crowell, Frauke Hassemann, Wilhelm Ehmann, Robert Shaw, and many others.
Choirs under Dr. Anderson¹s direction have traveled throughout the United State, Europe, and South America. As Director of Choral Activities at Idaho State University, Anderson has led the Idaho State University Chamber Choir or Camerata Singers on performance tours of Poland, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, Brazil, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Italy, Greece, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Spain, Portugal, Peru, France, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
Idaho State University choral ensembles have performed under Anderson’s direction at state, regional and divisional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association and the Music Educators National Conference. Dr. Anderson serves as the Artistic Director of the Idaho International Choral Festival where choral groups from around the world join together in Pocatello, Idaho for a week of choral performances, conducting master classes and artistic and cultural exchange.
He has served the American Choral Directors Association in state, divisional, and national offices, and has been featured as guest conductor, lecturer and teacher throughout the United States and abroad.
Michael Murphy, Vice-President
MacKenzie Aitken lives in Hidden Springs, Idaho, not far from Boise. Having earned her BA in Psychology from the University of Puget Sound, she began work at St. Luke’s Children’s Hospital in 2000, and continues her work there a few days a month as a certified Child Passenger Safety Expert. MacKenzie is a member of ACDA but is not a full-time choral director. Her full-time vocation is as a Realtor, sharing an office with her mother. She has been an active member at Boise’s Cathedral of the Rockies for over 25 years and was awarded Volunteer of the Year there in 2009.
Prior to teaching, Corrina received her Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance at the College of Idaho, where she had the opportunity study vocal jazz and classical with Dr. Marianne Saunders. After she graduated with her undergrad degree she went back to school to complete her degree in music education at the College of Idaho.
She is a mom of two children and loves to perform vocal jazz music every chance she gets. She has had the opportunity to perform on the Carnegie Hall Stage in New York, the Top of the Hoff in Boise, and her most recent performances have been at Chandler’s Restaurant in Boise, Idaho. She is a member of both ACDA and NAfME. She looks forward to taking on a more active role in the Idaho chapter of ACDA and is always looking for new ways to become a better music educator.