Gustavus Show Choir Camp 2016
Stephani Hyatt, choreographer
Stephani Hyatt is a freelance choreographer based out of Iowa City, IA. Stephani attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she studied Vocal Performance and Dance, and was a 3-year member of UNL's collegiate show choir, Big Red Singers. She has extensive training in various styles of dance, including tap, jazz, ballet, hip hop, and modern dance. She has studied voice under Dr. Donald Simonson and Professor Kate Butler, and has performed in many musicals and operas including High School Musical On Stage, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Our Town, Sunset Boulevard, and more.
Stephani has spent many summers teaching at various show choir camps across the Midwest, including Show Choir Camps of America, Gustavus College Show Choir Camp, and University of Nebraska Show Choir Camp. She is now a sought after choreographer, clinician, and adjudicator for schools all over the country.
Brandon Dean, vocal director
Dr. Brandon Dean is Assistant Professor of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College where he conducts the Choir of Christ Chapel (120-voice mixed choir) and Lucia Singers (80-voice women's choir), and teaches courses in music education. Prior to his appointment at Gustavus, Dr. Dean completed the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. From 2003-2008, he served as the Director of Choral Activities at Ankeny High School and was the director of Visual Adrenaline. Under his leadership, Visual Adrenaline became recognized as one of the premiere show choirs in the country and the ensemble was named Grand Champions at 14 consecutive competitions around the Midwest, earning numerous caption awards for Best Vocals, Best Choreography, Best Band, and Best Show Design.