Jo-Michael Scheibe has spent years forging a path in choral music and music education. He currently chairs the Thornton School of Music department of choral and sacred music in Los Angeles at the University of Southern California. In addition to this responsibility, Scheibe served as National President (2011-2013) to the ACDA, National President Elect (2008-2011), Western Division President (1991-1993). Jo-Michael Scheibe has also acted as National Repertoire and Standards Chairperson for Community Colleges (1980-1989). Ensembles under his leadership have sung at six national ACDA conventions, including two national conventions of the Music Educators National Conference. They have performed at the X World Choral Symposium in Seoul, Korea, the 12 International China Choral Festival, and the 2015 ACDA National Conference in Salt Lake City. In spring 2016, Jo-Michael Scheibe returned to Taiwan to lead the Formosa Singers and introduce new composers to the Taiwanese audience. Listen to his interview on Soundcloud. A champion of contemporary music, Jo-Michael Scheibe regularly commissions and performs new works of choral literature. Music publishers as varied as Walton, Colla Voce Music, Pavane, and Santa Barbara Music Publishing, Inc. distribute the Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series internationally. Jo-Michael Scheibe has collaborated with a diversity of influential voices. These include Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, Salvatore Licitra, Maria Guleghina, Barry Manilow, Andrea Bocelli, Kenny Loggins, Sir Elton John, and even the Rolling Stones! He has prepared choruses for Helmuth Rilling, Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra, and Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony. Recordings of his ensembles have been released on the Albany, Cane, Naxos, Arsis and ANS labels.