BRIAN PATRICK LEATHERMAN, Artistic Director and Conductor
For over 25 years Brian Patrick Leatherman has enthusiastically led the Cherry Creek Chorale through a period of unprecedented artistic, membership and collaborative growth. During his 30 year teaching career his students performed multiple times at the annual conferences of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association and the Colorado Music Educator’s Association. He is active as a choral clinician and adjudicator, and has appeared as soloist or conductor with the San Juan Symphony, National Repertory Orchestra, Colorado Springs Symphony, Boulder Symphony, Arapahoe Philharmonic and Sinfonietta, Greeley Philharmonic, Aurora Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Jefferson Symphony, Evergreen Chamber Orchestra, Fort Collins Symphony, Breckenridge Music Institute Chamber Orchestra, Pueblo Symphony, Colorado Ballet, Evergreen Chorale, Colorado Chorale, Columbine Chorale, Colorado Repertory Singers, Larimer Chorale, Greeley Chorale, Pueblo Chorale, Durango Choral Society, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Colorado Springs Chorale, Abendmusik, the Robert Shaw Festival Singers, and the Robert Shaw Festival Chorus. Prior posts include the Pueblo Choral Society and the Douglas County Children’s Chorus. He holds BME and MM degrees from Colorado State University, and cites his two greatest influences as Barbara Grenoble in pedagogy and Robert Shaw in choral work.
WILLIAM (“Will”) WHITE, Associate Conductor
William White, a Minnesota native, is the Director of Vocal Music and Tri-M Chapter Sponsor at D’Evelyn Jr./Sr. High School. William graduated magna cum laude with All-College Honors from St. John’s University with a BA in Music- Piano Performance, and received his MM in Choral Conducting from the University of Kentucky. He has accompanied honor choirs, reading sessions, festivals, and musicals with ACDA-MN, Kentucky Music Educators Association, The Lexington Theatre Company, and most recently accompanied the High School Honor Choir at the combined Central and North-Central ACDA Regional Convention in Chicago, IL. He lives in Denver with his wife Melissa, and their dog Fritz, and he is excited to begin working with the Cherry Creek Chorale.
DEBBIE JOHNSON, Accompanist