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Blaine Shover is Professor of Music at Shippensburg University and recently retired as the conductor of the Concert Choir and Madrigal Singers, a position he held for over 40 years. Currently he serves as the Artistic Director of the Summer Music Festival, a series of three concerts presented by the Festival Symphony, an orchestra comprised of professional musicians who come together from various states to perform with world-renowned soloists and guest conductors during the month of July. He is the founder-director of the S.U. Festival Chamber Choir, an ensemble of 30 professional vocalists, serves as Choir Director at Memorial Lutheran Church in Shippensburg, PA, as well as the conductor of the Towne Singers, a community choir based in Chambersburg, PA. He is also the founder and former Director of the Concord Chamber Singers of Bethlehem, PA, a touring ensemble that has performed extensively in Europe. In addition to his artistic and conducting responsibilities, Dr. Shover teaches the upper level music history courses as well as Introduction to Music at Shippensburg. He holds the Bachelor of Music degree from Penn State University, the Master of Music Degree from Temple University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Illinois. He frequently serves as guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator at numerous choral and orchestra festivals in New Jersey, Maryland, Illinois, and Pennsylvania.