Location: Washington, USA
Some interesting Music Bio Stuff
(Sorry, it’s in third person)
Currently, Mr. Swanson is teaching three choir classes, Piano, and Speech/Debate at Arlington HS, Arlington, Washington
Mr. Swanson has been involved with music as a director, accompanist, performer, composer, and arranger.
As a teacher, he has arranged nearly 90 songs for his performing groups.
He might be mostly known in Arlington for creating jazz programs for both vocalist and instrumentalists at the middle school level.
For 17 years he co-produced with his wife a “Music Camp” experience for elementary kids during summers.
He has been active in several Arington High School productions.
He composed and performed music for Pink Panther, A Christmas Carol, Our Town, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
He was the Musical Director for Pirates Of Penzance, Pippin, Footloose, White Christmas, Beauty And The Beast, Legally Blonde & The Music Man.
Swanson was also an accompanist and music director for many of the Jazzmine (jazz choir) Dinner Shows.
He sings and also directs an a cappella choir at his church.
Currently, he is performing with a jazz combo, “The Curators”.
He is the President of the Board Of Trustees for the newly formed Everett Philharmonic Orchestra.
Recently he orchestrated four Duke Ellington compositions for the Everett Philharmonic Orchestra that were performed at their annual Gala event.