Clinician Biographies

Below are the lead clinicians who will be working with the 2018 Indiana All State Mixed and Treble Ensembles.

 

Alan Alder is a faculty member of the School of Music at Ball State University, where he serves as Producer/Director of the University Singers, Indiana’s Official Goodwill Ambassadors, and teaches Music History. Under Dr. Alder’s direction, the Ball State University Singers won the gold medal at the World Choir Games making them the World’s Number One Collegiate Entertainment Organization. In November of 2012, the University Singers also won the platinum medal at the Xinghai International Choral Championships in Guangzhou China, making them the most awarded collegiate entertainment group in competition history.

Alan Alder is a faculty member of the School of Music at Ball State University, where he serves as Producer/Director of the University Singers, Indiana’s Official Goodwill Ambassadors, and teaches Music History. Under Dr. Alder’s direction, the Ball State University Singers won the gold medal at the World Choir Games making them the World’s Number One Collegiate Entertainment Organization. In November of 2012, the University Singers also won the platinum medal at the Xinghai International Choral Championships in Guangzhou China, making them the most awarded collegiate entertainment group in competition history.

Jeff S. Clark is the new director of choirs at Indian Hill High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. For the past twelve years, he was choral director at Fairfield Senior High School in Fairfield, Ohio. While at Fairfield his choral ensembles and show choirs Rhythm Express, Pure Elegance, and the Choraliers drew national acclaim as top contenders regionally, nationally, and internationally; claiming over seventy overall Grand Champion awards. From winning the 2012 show choir division in the 7th Annual World Choir Games to national titles in large mixed, women’s and middle school divisions, the groups were also consistent finalists in every competition attended since 2004. As an active clinician/adjudicator, he has worked with several competitive show choirs across the Midwest and California. Jeff received his undergraduate education from Bowling Green State University and his Master’s degree in Music Education from Miami University in Oxford in 2010, where he completed extensive research in the history of competitive show choir. He is a proud member of ACDA, NAfME, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Shane Coe is a freelance choreographer, adjudicator and clinician based in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Teays Valley High School where he was apart of the award winning “Prominent Rendition.” Shane is a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Popular Culture and a minor in music. Shane also studied music education for four years while at BGSU. He currently choreographs for many show choirs across the country and has won many best choreography awards working with these groups. Shane has also choreographed for collegiate operas, musicals, A Cappella groups and barbershop choruses. He was a member of the BGSU Men’s Chorus as well as a founding member of the Pop – A Cappella group, the HeeBeeBGs. While with the HeeBeeBGs, he helped the group with best choreography at ICCA. In his “free” time, Shane enjoys reading and hanging out with his dog, Wrigley.