Jasper Middle School
3600 N Portersville Rd
Jasper, IN 47546
Middle School Coordinator
Dr. Bradley Almquist was appointed the Director of Choral Activities at Murray State University in 1993. He received a Bachelor and Master’s degree in music education from the University of North Dakota and was awarded the first Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting by Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.
Choirs conducted by Dr. Almquist have performed for the Kentucky Choral Directors Association (1994, 2000), the Kentucky Music Educators Association (1995, 2004, 2007, 2008), the MENC Southern Division Convention (1997), ACDA Southern Division Convention (2002, 2006) and the MENC National Convention (2002). In addition they were honored to perform the Raymond Brock Memorial Commission at the 2006 Southern Division ACDA convention.
n addition to his university responsibilities Dr. Almquist conducts the Paducah Symphony Chorus, the Paducah Symphony Children’s Chorus and the Marshall County Children’s Chorus. He is a member of MENC, CMS, ACDA and is Vice-President of the Southern Division of the American Choral Directors Association and President-Elect of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.
Middle School Clinician
Dr. Becky Marsh
Dr. Becky Marsh is Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at Butler University (Indianapolis, IN) where she teaches music education and aural skills courses. Dr. Marsh holds the Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education, with a choral conducting cognate, from Michigan State University. During her time at Michigan State, Dr. Marsh was awarded a university-wide Excellence-in-Teaching Citation. She taught beginning ukulele, music for elementary education majors, and introductory music education courses, supervised student teachers, and served as assistant conductor for the Women’s Chamber Ensemble.
Middle School Accompanist