Location: Michigan, USA
Sean Ivory is the conductor of the Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Chorus. Along with being a choral conductor, he is a pianist and composer. Since 1992, Mr. Ivory has been a vocal music instructor at Forest Hills Central High School. He has served as an accompanist and conductor for St. Cecilia Music Center, the North American Choral Company, and Calvin College. Mr. Ivory attended Northwestern University, Calvin College and Michigan State University. His choirs have performed at both state and regional conventions for the American Choral Directors Association, and have toured Ireland, the Netherlands, Finland, Estonia, and Ghana. Mr. Ivory has arranged and composed several published works (in collaboration with Chicago composer Paul Caldwell) including Go Where I Send Thee, Ani Ma'Amin, John the Revelator, and Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down. Hope for Resolution: A Song for Mandela and DeKlerk continues to be a staple of choirs all over the world, and was recently recorded on the CD/DVD A St. Olaf Christmas in Norway. Some of his music is published by Earthsongs, GIA, and Alliance, while many Caldwell/Ivory works are available directly from the composers at www.caldwellandivory.com. Mr. Ivory lives in Grand Rapids.