Interim Artistic Director: Kim Childs

DR. KIM CHILDS is Professor of Choral Studies and Voice at the University of Tulsa. He sings professionally with various organizations, including Tulsa Chorale, Holy Family Catholic Cathedral and St. John’s Episcopal Church, among others. He has been a member of the Tulsa Chorale Board of Directors for 5 years.

A tenor, Dr. Childs sings regularly in recital and concert venues. He has performed with the Denton Bach Choir in the role of Evangelist in the J. S. Bach St. Matthew Passion. Other performances have included the Saint-Saëns Messe De Requiem, Op. 54, J. S. Bach’s Mass in B minor, and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Hodie with the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus (now Tulsa Chorale). He sings frequently in the Concerts with Commentary series at the University of Tulsa; most recently, Debussy’s Cinq Poèmes de Charles Baudelaire. He has sung with a number of professional choirs, including the American Bach Soloists, Orpheus Chamber Singers, Carmel Bach Festival, Texas Choral Artists, Dallas Bach Society, the Westminster Chamber Choir in Florence, Italy, and previous seasons of the Santa Fe Desert Chorale.

Assistant Artistic Director: Taylor Jack Conley

Taylor Jack Conley is the Choir Director at Skiatook High School, where he conducts choirs and teaches other vocal and general music courses. Taylor received his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from the University of Tulsa, and his Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Georgia State University, where he was named the Robert Shaw Choral Scholar. He studied conducting under Dr. Deanna Joseph, and voice under Dr. Kim Childs and Rick Clement. Taylor has a great passion for choral singing and sacred music, and has experience with university, church, community, and men’s choirs. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, the National Association for Music Educators, and the American Choral Directors Association, and is the Past-President of Northeastern Oklahoma Choral Directors Association. Taylor has sung professionally with choirs and worked as a choral clinician in Oklahoma, Georgia, and North Carolina. Currently, Taylor sings with the Southminster Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir in Tulsa, OK as a chorister and soloist. Outside of music, Taylor enjoys the outdoors, cooking, and DIY projects. Taylor resides in midtown Tulsa, OK, with his cats, Hiccup and Nora, and partner, Hope.