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music educator , Voice educator

William Melvin Skoog, music educator, voice educator.


Skoog, William Melvin was born on April 7, 1953 in St. Paul. Son of John Chester and Mary Edith.


Bachelor magna cum laude, Gustavus Adolphus College, 1975. Master of Arts in Music, University Denver, 1981. Doctor of Arts in Music, University Northern Colorado, 1992.


Musical director, conductor Littleton (Colorado) Chamber Orchestra, 1985-1989, Longmont (Colorado) Chorale, 1989-1990. Director music and fine arts Littleton United Methodist Church, 1981-1985, St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Littleton, 1985-1989. Assistant director choral and operatic activities University Northern Colorado, Greeley, 1988-1990.

Director choral activities, department chair Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac, 1990-1997. Director choral activities department music Indiana U.-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1997—2001. Director choral activities Bowling Green (Ohio) State University, since 2001.

Member Robert Shaw Chorale, 1996, 97, 98. Selected singer Carnegie Hall Choral Workshop, 2001-2003.


  • Other Work

    • Guest soloist Carmina Burana, Blue Lake Music Camp, Michigan, 1996, Fort Collins Symphony, Colorado, Garden City Symphony. Guest conductor Elkart Chorale and Symphony, 1995, Northwest Indiana choral Festival, Denver, Indiana, 1996, Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra, 1997, Fort Wayne All City Choir, 1998, First Wayne St. United Methodist Ch. European choir tour, 2000, Ecumenical 2000 Service, Fort Wayne, 1999, Bridges Music Ministry, Littleton, since 1999, Northern Indiana Association Churches, Bethel College, 2000, European Tour of Germany and Prague, Sanctuary Choir, 2000.

      Conductor Indiana/Purdue Festival Chorus and Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, 2001, Dvorak Festival, Prague and Vienna, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, 2004, 05, Prague Radio Symphony Orch, premeried works of Dave Brubeck, 2004, BGSU A Cappella Choir performed Ohio Music Education Conference, 2004, BGSU Men's Chorus performed Ohio Music Education Conference, 2005, Ohio Ambassadors of Music Honors Choir on European tour, 2005, others. Research and diagnostic, research consultant Voice Care Center, Fort Wayne, 2000. Author: (article) Music Educators Journal, 2004.


When anybody starts to follow the way of Jesus, it means to share his relationship with God as Father.


Pacifists should be honored because they do not allow us to become complacent about war and violence.


Libelous language with regard to nationality, ethnic background, sexuality or gender does not assess the value of individual and contradicts the gospel of Jesus Christ.


President Indiana Opera North, South Bend, Indiana, 1996-1997, Fort Wayne Children's Choir, Inc., since 1998. Board directors Encore Dance Company, Decatur and Dowagiac, Michigan, 1995-1997, Dowagiac Dogwood Fina Arts Festival, 1995-1997. Member National Association Teachers Singing, National Otter Society, American Choral Directors Association, American Guild Organists and Choral Directors, Music Educators National Conference (grantee 1999).


  • Other Interests

    Golf, jogging, biking, reading, fishing.


Son of; married Elaine Ketter, March 1, 1986. Children: Miles William, Rebekah Morgan, Jacquelyn Correlle.

John Chester

Mary Edith Son

Elaine Ketter

Miles William Skoog

Rebekah Morgan Skoog

Jacquelyn Correlle Skoog