Greg Douma

Greg Douma

Greg Douma is in his 20th year as a music educator, the last 16 of which having been at Eastview High School in Apple Valley, MN. He directs five choirs: Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Varsity Chorale, Lightning Choir and VoiceMale. Mr. Douma also teaches voice lessons and is the director of BRAVO!, Eastview’s annual, full-staged musical revue. Each Fall, Mr. Douma prepares the EVHS Concert Choir for the Dakota Valley Choral Festival, a District 196 tradition that sees the four district high school concert choirs combine for the a performance of a major work with a professional orchestra and guest conductor. Choirs under Mr. Douma’s direction have been invited to perform at numerous conferences and events, including the MMEA Mid-Winter Conference (2006, 2009 and 2018), ACDA of MN Fall Conference (2010), the Dorian Vocal Festival, the Dorian Choral Invitational and projects with Chanticleer and the Vocalessence Ensemble Singers. In 2005, he was recognized by ACDA of MN as Outstanding Young Choral Director of the Year. In 2014, Mr. Douma directed Concert Choir at the divisional conference of NC-ACDA in Des Moines, one of four high school choirs from the six-state region selected to perform at the conference.  In January of 2016, he conducted the Wisconsin Children’s All-State Choir in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Outside of school, Mr. Douma is active as co-founder, artistic director and executive director of the Allegro Choral Academy, a youth non-profit music education/performance organization currently in its 12th season. Allegro has 3 choirs that meet weekly throughout the school year, as well a summer camp program. The organization serves students in grades 2-9. Mr. Douma has served the American Choral Directors Association as Repertoire & Standards Chair for Male Choirs at both the state and divisional levels. He was also on the teaching staff of the Youth Choral Academy, a summer project of the Oregon Bach Festival, under the direction of Helmuth Rilling and Anton Armstrong.

He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in music education from Luther College, where we studied under Weston Noble, Timothy Peter, Sandra Peter and David Judisch. He received a Master of Arts in choral conducting from the University of Iowa, where we studied under William Hatcher and Timothy Stalter. He lives in Apple Valley with his wife, Kari, who is also a choir director, and their three daughters: Ella, Tess and Miri.

Schedule
6:45am: VoiceMale (periodic Fridays)
Period 1: Prep period
Period 2: Department Leader/Lessons
Period 3: Lessons
Period 4: Lightning Choir
Period 5: Concert Choir
Period 6: Varsity Chorale
Period 7: Lessons
2:35pm: BRAVO! (second semester)
5:00pm: VoiceMale (Mondays)

Contact:
Email: Gregory.Douma@district196.org
Phone: (952) 431-8953
Fax: (952) 431-8911