Jason M. Horner is active as a choral conductor, composer, and singer. He has worked extensively with professional, community, church, and youth choirs large and small in Nebraska, Minnesota, Indiana, Florida, and in the Baltics.
Jason serves as Director of Music Ministries at St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Omaha, NE. In July of 2014 he took the reins as Music Director of the Lincoln Choral Artists in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was artistic director of The Elizabethan Syngers, a renaissance ensemble that performs around the Minnesota Twin Cities metro area, as well as for the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. He conducted the Music Association of Minnetonka Concert Choir, a 6th-8th grade girls’ ensemble and served as associate artistic director of the world renowned St. John’s Boys’ Choir in Collegeville, MN.
Jason has taught K-12 vocal music in both public and private schools in Minnesota and Indiana. He designed, developed, and taught curricula for music theory courses and a co-curricular course called “Garage Band.” He founded and was artistic director of the Fergus Falls Men’s Chorale.
Jason holds a Master of Music degree in Conducting from Butler University, Indianapolis, IN, a Master of Sacred Music degree with a focus in Choral Conducting from Luther Seminary and St. Olaf College, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota
Denis Plutalov was born in Tambov, Russia, in 1976. At age six he received his first piano lessons. While in his teens, he won several international piano competitions. He actively concertized in the United States, Russia and in Europe. After graduating from the Gnessins Academy in Moscow, Russia, Denis completed his Master’s degree at the North Carolina School of the Arts, where he studied with a renowned pedagogue Eric Larsen, and received his Doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Nowadays Denis Plutalov extensively records for the Sheva CD label.