Brian J. Winnie is in his third year of the doctoral program in choral conducting here at the University of Washington. He currently conducts the World Voices ensemble and co-teaches the Music In Culture Course at the University of Washington Tacoma. Brian is the Artistic Director of ChoralSounds and Vocal Sounds Northwest, and has an active voice studio in Burien, WA. Prior to coming to Seattle, he taught high school and middle school for seven years on the East coast. Brian holds a Master of Music Education degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree from the Pennsylvania State University.