Tuomi elected

Scott Tuomi elected; becomes president-elect-designate

Scott’s reaction to being elected…

Thank you for supporting me in this most recent election for ACDA president and also thank you to Karen Bohart (candidate for president-elect) for being such and awesome person!  I look forward to serving our organization and all of you to the best of my abilities.  I hope to connect with you as colleagues and friends as we work together to promote choral excellence throughout the northwest and send you my good wishes for the coming year.

Scott’s bio…

Dr. Scott Tuomi is Professor of Music and director of Choral and Vocal Activities at Pacific University in Forest Grove where he also serves as chair of the music department. He has been a featured tenor soloist throughout the United States with various choral groups, orchestras, opera companies and also as a recitalist and recording artist. Now entering his thirty first year at Pacific, Scott has conducted the Pacific University Chamber Singers in concert tours both nationally and internationally. He is also an established vocal teacher and frequently serves as a clinician, educator and adjudicator for both choral and solo vocal music throughout the Pacific Northwest. Scott has served a governor for the Cascade chapter of NATS and as Collegiate Repertoire chair for ACDA as well as serving on the board of various choral and arts organizations. He currently conducts the young men’s ensemble, Tsunami, which is part of the Pacific Youth Choir group of choirs where he serves as associate conductor. He maintains a private vocal studio in Portland and also directs the Balladeers at the Multnomah Athletic Club. His outside interests include gardening, fishing of all types and a real passion for photography!

In addition to his current conducting positions, Scott served as Music Director and conductor of the St. Michael’s Singers at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal church for nineteen years. He has also served as tenor soloist for many different church music programs in the are and is well versed in church repertoire and programming. He has also judged extensively for ACDA throughout the state, working with choirs of all types, served as guest conductor for various choral organizations and also as guest lecturer for various musical organizations including Cappella Romana, Portland Baroque Orchestra, The Oregon Symphony and Friends of Chamber Music. This summer he will present a lecture for Chamber Music Northwest discussing the performance of Hildegard of Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum presented by the fabulous women’s ensemble, In Mulieribus . He has been a guest presenter at OMEA conferences and where he has an interest in serving as a bridge between NATS and ACDA. His students have gone on to careers in performing and teaching throughout the United States. Scott is interested in all types of singing from all over the world. He currently teaches a class on Music and World Religions at Pacific that examines different vocal styles and worship forms as found in the principal world religions. He is particularly interested in encouraging young men to participate in singing while also building a life long love of singing through his work with older men’s voices. He founded the Music Therapy program at Pacific University and is a firm believer in the healing power of music.