The Canton Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Beery as the new Chorus Director.
This decision was made by a panel comprised of CSO President and CEO, Rachel Hagemeier, Music Director Designate, Matthew Jenkins Jaroszewicz, and Director of Artistic Operations, Michael Koscso. Consideration from the CSO Chorus and its administrative team were also considerably weighed.
Mr. Beery received a Bachelor of Music degree from Capital University and a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from The Ohio State University. Additional doctoral work has been credited in Music Education with a cognate in Conducting at Kent State University. Further graduate conducting study has taken place at the University of Michigan and Miami University. Choral groups under Beery’s direction have earned consistent and numerous superior ratings at OMEA District and State-adjudicated events and have been invited through audition to perform at the Ohio Music Education Association Professional Development Conferences. Mr. Beery is a member of the American Choral Directors Association and Ohio Music Education Association, where he has been an adjudicator of large group choral and solo/ensemble events for OMEA. Mr. Beery has also served as a guest conductor for area middle and high schools and for the District 9 Middle School Honor Choir. He has presented throughout OMEA districts on the subject of building and maintaining the high school vocal music program. In addition, He has served as Director of Music at Central Presbyterian Church, and Music Director for the contemporary service at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, both of Massillon, Ohio.
After asking Doug how he felt about his new role, he responded with, “I am looking forward with great anticipation and excitement to making music with the Canton Symphony Chorus in the coming years!”
For more information regarding the Canton Symphony Orchestra or chorus, please visit www.cantonsymphony.org. Auditions are currently rolling to join the CSO Chorus for the 2023-24 season. To inquire, please visit cantonsymphony.org/canton-symphony-chorus.