The 29th Annual Invitational
Friday, March 3 & Saturday, March 4 2023
2023 Judging Panel
Bob Anderson retired from public school teaching in May 2017, after having taught high school choral music in Iowa for 41 years. Mr. Anderson’s choirs sang featured performances at multiple North Central Division and National ACDA Conventions. His choirs toured internationally on four different occasions from 2003-2012. Bob was the director of 10th Street Edition, the varsity show choir at Linn-Mar High School. An active member in the American Choral Directors Association, Bob served as both Iowa President and President of the North Central Division of ACDA. Bob received the prestigious Robert McCowen Award for outstanding contribution to choral music in Iowa, from the Iowa Choral Directors Association. Bob currently has a private voice studio, clinics All-State ensembles across Iowa each fall, and is a show choir adjudicator throughout the Midwest annually.
Bob and his wife, Jill, recently moved to Urbandale, and are thoroughly enjoying life in the Des Moines Metro area!
Hunter Boe currently serves as a 6-12 choir teacher at Norris School District in Firth, Nebraska, where he co-directs the seven curricular choirs, three high school show choirs, and the high school and middle school musicals. Prior to coming to Norris, he spent three years teaching choir, music technology, and band at Wahoo Public Schools in Wahoo, Nebraska. A frequent clinician and adjudicator, Hunter is sought-after as a guest conductor and show choir consultant.
Hunter holds a BME and MME from the University of Nebraska. He also serves as the District 1E Representative for the Nebraska Choral Directors Association. In his spare time, Hunter enjoys reading, cooking, and volunteer coaching for the Norris Titans girl's soccer team.
Steph Hyatt is a freelance choreographer originally from Ankeny, Iowa, now based out of Denver, Colorado. She attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she studied Vocal Performance and Dance. Steph has worked with over 30 ensembles across the country over the past 10 years & highly values the artistic and educational elements of show choir. In 2016, she won the Fame Aspire Award for Best New Choreographer. She has also been a clinician at various summer music camps, including Show Choir Camps of America and the University of Nebraska Show Choir Camp.
Outside of Show choir, Steph is a certified yoga and meditation instructor, sings in the Denver Choir League, and loves hiking, camping, and kayaking in the Rockies.
Andrew Jacobson is the Head Show Choir and Assistant Choral Director at Lincoln Southwest High School. He is in his 13th year at Southwest co-teaching Mixed Concert Choir, Varsity Concert Choir, Freshmen Choir and Freshmen Band. He also teaches Music Technology, Echo Show Band, Ambience Show Choir and Resonance Show Choir.
He received his undergraduate in Voice-Music Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is an active adjudicator and clinician for Show Choirs and Show Bands across the Midwest. As well as directing Show Choirs, he spends his summers as a clinician for Nebraska Show Choir Camp and arranging for Show Choirs in Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri and Texas. When he’s not working for High School Choral programs, Andrew spends his time golfing, being with his nieces and nephews, and traveling as much as he can. (Especially to Husker activities and other sporting events!)
Jen Randall in her 20th year as a choral music educator. Randall is a graduate of
the University of Nebraska where she was a founding member of Big Red
Singers show choir. From 2005 to 2016, Jen was a 6A choral director in Texas
where she started four show choirs; including Central High School's "Voices of
Central.” Summer of 2016, she relocated to South Dakota to take over “Friend
de Coup” show choir and vocal music duties in Mitchell. 2019 saw a move back
to Texas to be near family and to create Show Collective. With her company, she
tours the country doing clinic/consulting work for show choirs and provides
professional development for show choir professionals. Randall’s book, The Art
of Competitive Show Choir was published by GIA Publications in June of 2020.
As of Fall 2022, she is the Head Choir Director at Carroll Senior High School in
Southlake, TX. She and her husband Tim have two sons: Ben and Owen, and
the four enjoy having family adventures in the Lone Star State and beyond.