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Matt Doty
Mr. Doty, now in his twenty-sixth year as a Colorado music educator, is currently the Director of Choral Music Activities at Palisade High School in Palisade, Colorado, and has built its choral music program over the last eleven years. Prior to this, he was the Director of Choral Music Activities at Bookcliff Middle School (Grand Junction), Highlands Ranch High School (Highlands Ranch), and Grand Junction High School, and served on the vocal music faculty at Colorado Mesa University. Mr. Doty served as the Chair of the Vocal Music Council for the Colorado Music Educators Association and for fifteen years served as the Chair and Chair-Elect, Secretary, and the District #7 Representative of the Vocal Music Council for CMEA. Several of his choirs have either performed or received an invitation to perform at the annual CMEA Conference/Clinic at the Broadmoor Hotel and Resort in Colorado Springs. He also represents the Western Slope as one of the Western Governors for the Colorado All-State Choir Governing Board and is a vocal judge for the Colorado High School Activities Association Large Group Choral Festivals. He has also had the pleasure of traveling to Utah and New Mexico to judge state choral festivals/competitions. An advocate for music literacy within the choral classroom, Mr. Doty has presented sessions on methods and processes of rhythmic and melodic sight-reading for CMEA and the Colorado American Choral Directors Association.

Mr. Doty earned his Master of Arts Degree in Music Education with a Choral Concentration from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music - Vocal Performance and Music Theatre from Mesa State College (Colorado Mesa University – Grand Junction, Colorado). He completed graduate studies in music education from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, and theatre from Western Illinois University (Macomb, Illinois).

When his schedule permits, Mr. Doty enjoys performing in or directing and choreographing musicals for various theatrical venues in Grand Junction.


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