Northern Arizona University
Caleb Nihira is currently a first-year graduate student pursuing the Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting at Northern Arizona University. Prior to graduate school, he was Music Director at Academy of Tucson High School from 2007 to 2013. Overseeing the entire music department, he taught Music Appreciation and Music Theory and directed the Guitar Ensemble, Mixed Choir, and Advanced Women's Choir which has performed at the Arizona Music Educators Association annual conferences in 2011 and 2013, in 2012 at the Arizona Charter Schools Association conference, and at the 2013 Summer Conference of the Arizona chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. During each of his years at Academy of Tucson, his voice students were selected for the South-Central All-Region Choir as well as the Arizona All-State Choir. Caleb graduated from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) in 2006. In 2011-2013, he was director of the Chancel Choir at Tanque Verde Lutheran Church in Tucson. As a chorister, he has sung with The Concordia Choir and the Tucson Chamber Artists.