Mr. Ivey is thrilled to be in his fifth year at Edison in Macomb. He directs the 6th Grade Choir, 7/8th Grade Swing Choir, holds daily General Music Classes for Fourth and Fifth grade and will be working with 7th Grade and Concert Choir at the Jr/Sr High School. He also teaches regular Piano lessons outside of school to students of all ages. Last year, in addition to regular school performances, Mr. Ivey and his students participated in the District 4 ILMEA elementary honor choir, the WIU Holiday Festival of Choirs concert, and the WIU Opera Hansel and Gretel.
He has a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting (’14) and a Bachelors in Music Education (’12) both from Western Illinois University. He is a member of the National Association for Music Education, American Choral Directors Association, Illinois Choral Directors Association, The Barbershop Harmony Society and The American Guild of Organists.
During the Summer, Mr. Ivey frequently teaches at the Western Illinois University Summer Music Institute and attends Choral Directors conferences or Conducting workshops. He played Potiphar and Simeon in the 2018 WIU Summerstage performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat alongside many Macomb students and community members. He also served as one of the leaders of Rising Stars, a summer youth devised theatre experience for K-8th grade students. Otherwise, he likes to spend time with family and friends around the Midwest.