Amy Logan, President
Amy Logan is an active teacher, conductor, and performer. Amy Logan is the full-time choral director at Skyview High School where she conducts five choirs and two additional ensembles.
For seven years, Amy served as Artistic Director and Conductor for the Rimrock Opera Chorus for Kids (ROCK), a choral program she helped to create in 2004. She maintains a private music studio, coaching young musicians on voice, clarinet, piano, and saxophone.
A native of Billings, Amy is a frequent performer within the community. She has appeared in Rimrock Opera productions as Mimi in La Bohème, Susanna in The Marriage of Figaro, Despina in Cosi fan tutte and the title role in Sister Angelica. In addition to her operatic work, Amy has performed at Venture Theatre in such roles as Velma in Chicago, Mother in Ragtime, Ellen in Miss Saigon and more. She often performs with the High Plains Chamber Singers, solos with the Billings Symphony, and plays bass clarinet in the Billings Symphony. Amy holds degrees in Music Education and Performance from the University of Montana.
Charlotte Colliver, President-Elect
Charlotte Colliver is in her nineteenth year as choir director at Sacajawea Middle School in Bozeman, Montana where she teaches six of the seven choirs. Mrs. Colliver holds a bachelor's of music education degree from the University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music. She also holds a Master's of Music Piano Performance degree from Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. She is a member of ACDA and NAfME and is the Northwest ACDA Junior High/Middle School Repertoire and Standards chair.
Mrs. Colliver has presented interest sessions at the 2011 Northwest MENC convention and at three Montana Music Educator's Conferences. She has also presented reading sessions at the regional and national ACDA conferences. She is active as a guest conductor, clinician and festival adjudicator. In her career, she has been a church organist and pianist, private voice/piano teacher, church choir director and community children's choir director.
Charlotte and her husband, Corey, have a son - Ian, who is a Junior at Bozeman High School. Charlotte loves most of the outdoor activities Montana has to offer, except skiing. Putting slick sticks on her uncoordinated feet and pointing downhill has never seemed like a good idea. She also loves to listen to a good audiobook, garden and cook.
Kirk Aamot, Vice-President
Dr. Kirk Aamot is Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana where he conducts the University Chorale and Montanans while teaching choral methods and choral conducting. Prior to this appointment, he was Director of Choral Activities at the University of Michigan-Flint, Conductor of the Flint Festival Youth Chorus, and Director of UM-Flint's Summer Academy of Music - a four-week program for Flint area middle school and high school students. Previously, he taught high school choir and middle school general music in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, and served as director of adult and children's choirs at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boulder, Colorado.
Aamot is a graduate of St. Olaf College, where he studied choral conducting with Anton Armstrong and Kenneth Jennings. He earned the Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota under the guidance of Kathy Romey and Thomas Lancaster, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in the Literature and Performance of Choral Music from the University of Colorado, Boulder while studying with Joan Conlon and Larry Kaptein. His voice teachers have included James McKeel, Clifton Ware and Patrick Mason.
Aamot's editions of choral music are published by Hal Leonard, Kjos Music, Santa Barbara and Alliance Music Press and his reviews of choral music performance and teaching philosophy have been published in state, regional and national publications of the American Choral Directors Association. Areas of research interest include the embellishment of Renaissance vocal music and the music of William Billings.
Aamot is Student Activities Chair of the Northwest Division of the American Choral Directors Association and a board member of the National Collegiate Choral Organization. He is also a member of the International Federation of Choral Musicians, the Music Educators National Conference, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Nancy Labbe, Secretary
Nancy Labbe is the director of choral groups at Big Sky High School. Her program includes two beginning choirs - Men's Choir and Chorale (beginning women's choir), Treble Choir (advanced women's choir), and Aesirian Choir (advanced mixed choir). In addition to those curricular choirs, the choral department offers two extra-curricular choral ensembles - Bel Canto (select treble ensemble) and Sky Blues (select mixed ensemble).
Nancy graduated from the University of Montana with bachelor degrees in Business Finance and Music Education. She holds a Master's degree in Integrated Fine Arts. Before coming to Big Sky, she taught grades 5-12 choir in Corvallis, MT, for six years. Nancy currently serves on the board of directors for the Missoula International Choral Festival and is a member of Jami's Running Club. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Jim Cearley, and son Colin.
Scott Corey, Treasurer
Scott Corey is in his 22nd year as an employee of School District #2 in Billings, and his 27th year in education in Montana. Starting in 1995, he served as the Choral Director at Billings Senior High School, with twelve of those years as Chair of the Music Department. His choirs have toured to various locations around the United States, and have represented Montana at festivals in San Francisco, Chicago, San Diego, Denver, Minneapolis, and Seattle.
A Montana native, Corey was born and raised on a farm-ranch operation near Choteau. He received his college education at Montana State University in Bozeman. He started his teaching career in 1990 and has spent his entire career in the state, at Simms, Colstrip, and Billings. He has performed with the Intermountain Opera Company, the Bozeman Symphony Chorale, the Montana Chorale, and numerous local groups. He has been the director of the Big Sky Chorus, the Billings chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, for the past four years.
He is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference/National Association for Music Education, the Montana Music Educators Association, and the Montana Choral Directors Association, of which he has served as treasurer for the past fourteen years. Corey is a board member of Arts Without Boundaries, a member of the Montana Arts Education Committee, as well as a member of the Alberta Bair Theater Education Advisory Committee. He has served as a clinician and adjudicator throughout Montana and northern Wyoming. He has been selected for “Who’s Who in American High School Teachers” on six occasions, and to “Who’s Who in America” three times.
In March 2011, Corey was named as the Supervisor of Art and Music for the Billings Public Schools. He began that position full-time in August. He is married and has four children whom all attend the Billings schools