Conductors

Paul Wiens, Conductor, earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Iowa where he studied with Don V. Moses, sang as a member of the Atlanta Symphony Chamber Choir under the legendary Robert Shaw and taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with Robert Fountain.  During his 44-year academic career, he conducted choirs at Fulton High School-Atlanta (3), Clayton State University-Georgia (6), Bethel College-Kansas (1), University of Wisconsin-Madison (3) and Wheaton College (31).   While a member of the Wheaton Conservatory of Music faculty from 1981-2012, he conducted the Concert Choir at 11 ACDA conventions: National (2), Central Division (6), State of Illinois (3).  In 2012 he conducted Bach’s B-minor Mass with the Concert Choir and the Metropolis Chamber Orchestra.  Under his leadership as Artistic Director and Conductor, the West Suburban Choral Union presented major choral/orchestral masterworks at Wheaton College from 1983-2006.  He served as Chorus Master for five Wheaton College Artist Series performances under the baton of John Nelson. Upon retirement and appointment as Professor of Music Emeritus in 2021, Wiens has conducted the Chamber Singers since its founding in 2015.

Roger Hale, Assistant Conductor, joined the faculty at Utah Tech University in August of 2014. He received a Bachelor of Music Education and Masters of Choral Conducting from the University of Utah, and a Ph.D. in Choral Music Education and Conducting from Florida State University. Dr. Hale studied with John Cooksey, André Thomas, Kevin Fenton, and Clifford Madsen and is Director of Choral Activities at UT where he conducts the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Women’s Chorus.  He is a sought-after clinician and guest conductor. His singing instruction videos have been viewed over 6 million times by his more than 116k subscribers. He enjoys living in the St. George area with his wife KayDe and their five children.

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