Dr. Gerrit Scheepers 

Dr. Gerrit Scheepers has recently been appointed as Director of Choirs and Assistant Professor of Music at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. Scheepers completed a Bachelor of Music degree at UP. He earned a Master of Music degree from Missouri State University, where he studied choral conducting with Cameron LaBarr, and completed a doctorate from the University of Washington in choral conducting, where he studied under Geoffrey Boers and Giselle Wyers. Prior to his appointment at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology he served as Director of Choral Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. While at IUP he served as assistant professor on the music faculty where he conducted the flagship ensemble the IUP Chorale. He has also taught undergraduate and graduate conducting, choral literature and class voice. Gerrit has worked as guest conductor and clinician for various high schools and festivals across the United States, Europe, and South Africa.