Personnel

Paul W. Schultz, Artistic Director and Founder, NWRS

Paul W. Schultz, Artistic Director and Founder, Northwest Repertory SingersPaul W. Schultz, a native of Richmond, Michigan, has accrued a distinguished career as a teacher and conductor spanning more than five decades.  He received a BME and MA from Central Michigan University, a Ph.D in music education from Michigan State University, and has studied conducting with Helmuth Rilling at the Internationale Bachakademie in Stuttgart, Germany.  He founded Northwest Repertory Singers in 2001. His choral ensembles have consistently received acclaim for their standards in repertoire, interpretation, and musicianship.  Dr. Schultz taught in the public schools of Michigan and served on the faculties of Tacoma School of the Arts, Michigan State University, and the University of Puget Sound. He retired in 2006 after 44 years of teaching. He is a lifetime member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and a member of Chorus America. He received a Lifetime Achievement and Leadership award in 2004 from the Northwestern Division of ACDA. An active guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator throughout the United States, Dr. Schultz resides in Gig Harbor with his wife, composer Donna Gartman Schultz.

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Kyle Haugen, Assistant Director

Kyle Haugen, Assistant DirectorTacoma native Kyle Haugen holds a B.A. in Music from the University of Puget Sound and the Master of Sacred Music degree from Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota, in conjunction with St. Olaf College. Mr. Haugen currently leads the music program at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Bellevue and was the artistic director for Northwest Reformation 500, a regional celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation held in October 2017.  He previously spent nearly a decade with Tacoma Youth Chorus directing high school-aged ensembles.  A published composer (Augsburg Fortress, Pavane), since 2000 his choral music has been performed and recorded across the U.S., including four annual broadcasts on PBS television.  His compositions have earned recognition on regional and national reading lists of the American Choral Directors Association.

Accompanist: Marjorie Skreen-Dickerson

 Marjorie Skreen-Dickerson, Accompaniest of Northwest Repertory SingersMarjorie Skreen received the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Puget Sound and the Master of Music from the University of Washington.  Ms. Skreen currently serves as organist and choir director at Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church, Gig Harbor, Washington. She has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and has appeared as a vocal soloist with the Tacoma Symphony, as a featured artist with the Orpheus Chorus, as a featured piano soloist for the University of Puget Sound Centennial Celebration, and as a vocal soloist for the university’s Jacobsen Series featuring music of women composers.  She is a member of the Tacoma Chapter Music Teachers Association, where her students have been chosen as convention representatives. Ms. Skreen has accompanied Northwest Repertory Singers since its founding in 2001.

The Board

President: Andy Reed

0: Patti Hermoso

Secretary: Katie Walker Loffer

Treasurer: Tom Martin

0: Meresa Buhler

0: Jane David

Director: Clark Deem

Director: Robin Friend

Director: Martin Graham

0: Sonja Johnson

0: Jeffrey Johnson

0: Paul Martin

Director: Francis Reynolds

0: Dawn Webster Williams

Advisory Council: Casey Huckaby

Advisory Council: John McGilliard

Advisory Council: Carol Webster

Ex-Officio Member: Paul Schultz