Westminster Choir Series


In response to the many requests for quality choral music for developing voices, GIA Publications' Evoking Sound Choral Series proudly introduces its new Music for Young Voices Series. Music for Young Voices strives to present compositions that enhance the musical education of young singers, by:

• encompassing various styles of music
• paying special attention to appropriate text using great poetry
• providing music that helps with the building blocks of music literacy
• presenting music that assists with voice building and developing voices
• providing music that fits the uniqueness of the male changing voice

Tom Shelton
Series Editor

James Jordan, Executive Editor

Tom Shelton

Tom Shelton - Series Editor

Tom T. Shelton, Jr. is a native of Greensboro, N.C. and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with both a Bachelor of Music Education Degree and Master of Music in Choral Conducting. He teaches in the Sacred Music Department at Westminster Choir College in Princeton, NJ. This position has a focus on Children's and Youth Music.

Mr. Shelton has a passion for music education in all areas: church, school, and community. He taught middle school choral music in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County for eighteen years. During this time he was selected "Teacher of the Year" for both Atkins Middle School and Kernersville Middle School, and in 1999 was presented the North Carolina Middle School Music "Teacher of the Year" award by the NC Music Educators Association...
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Neil Ginsberg

Neil Ginsberg

(b. 1969) is co-chair of the Performing Arts Department at Brooklyn Friends School, where he currently teaches music and drama. His work has been commissioned by a variety of choirs and institutions of higher learning, including the Stillwater Boys Choir, the Westminster Chapel Choir, and Lehigh University. He is a visiting teaching artist with the International Schools Theater Association, the former director of youth music at the First Unitarian Church in Brooklyn, and is a sought after, award-winning conductor and pianist. Neil received his bachelor's degree from the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut, a Master of Arts from Brooklyn College, and a Graduate Certificate in Composition from the University of Southern California, where he received the BMI award for excellence in film composition.

Peter Frost

Peter Frost

is currently the Music Director of the Children's Aid Society Chorus program in New York City where he is the administrator of eighteen choruses (K-12), and director of five. Peter's two select choirs have recently performed in Carnegie Hall with Mandy Patinkin, Jazz at Lincoln Center, and Radio City Music Hall. He has been commissioned to write choral compositions by the Briarcliff Congregational Church, The Children's Aid Society in New York City, and by the Great Neck North High School Jazz Choir. Peter received his Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the Hartt School of Music in Connecticut, and his Master of Music degree in Music Education from Lehman College, City University of New York. As an actor-singer, he has appeared in musicals in a variety of venues. Peter studies composition with Roger Ames.