Dr. Eric Thorson
Conductor of the Knoxville Choral Society since 1995 and artistic director since 1996, Dr. Thorson is professor of music and director of choral activities at Carson-Newman College, where he conducts A Cappella Choir, Men’s Chorus, and Oratorio Chorus. In 2003, Thorson was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award, the highest award given to faculty at Carson-Newman. Read more >>
John Orr was selected as Assistant Director on July 24, 2013. He is Minister of Music at Community Church at Tellico Village. Vita and photo will be added later.
Danny Brian is a Nashville native who began his musical studies at Peabody and Blair Academy of Music at age 8. Brian received his bachelor of music degree from Middle Tennessee State University and did his master's work at the University of Tennessee, where he studied with Dr. David Northington. Brian has performed as guest soloist with many orchestras, including the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, the Peabody Orchestra, MTSU Community Orchestra, the University of Tennessee Orchestra, and the Maryville-Alcoa Community Orchestra. Read more >>
Andrew Duncan is the Director of Music and Worship at First United Methodist Church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He received his Masters degrees in Choral Conducting and Piano Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He is an active arranger and composer and has orchestrated many anthems and carols for orchestra, choir, and handbells. Andrew was selected as Assistant Accompanist on August 9, 2013. Read more >>