Sean Ivory is a choral conductor, pianist and composer living in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Since 1992, Mr. Ivory has been the vocal music instructor at Forest Hills Central High School. He has held positions at St. Cecilia Music Society, the North American Choral Company, the Grand Rapids Symphony, and Calvin University. Mr. Ivory was appointed Music Director of the Calvin Alumni Choir in 2018. He is also Collaborative Pianist with the Grand Rapids Youth Choruses.
Mr. Ivory attended Northwestern University, Calvin University and Michigan State University. His choirs have performed at both state and regional conventions for the American Choral Directors Association, and have toured Ireland, the Netherlands, Finland, Estonia, Ghana, the Czech Republic, Trinidad, Iceland, and Iowa. Mr. Ivory’s compositions are published by Hinshaw Music, Walton Music, and can be found at MusicSpoke.com. His collaborative works with Paul Caldwell are published by Earthsongs, Alliance Music, Hal Leonard and GIA Music.
"As an educator, I try to assign repertoire to students which will engage them artistically and personally. In order to do so, the first point of contact is with the text of songs. Too often younger students struggle to see "themselves" or to find commonality with songs with traditional texts which are widely available and encouraged for festival use."— Dr. Alta Boover, Oakland University
“…such an inviting experience with a forward, your introduction, and the way you’ve organized all of the information. A composer and lyricist couldn’t want for more…A great diversity of composers and styles just in this one volume, and great poetry and lyrics.”— Chester Biscardi, Baritone, Vol. 1