2002 Swan Award Winner: Loren Wiebe
Loren G. Wiebe was the Director of Choral Activities at Biola College in La Mirada, California. A Professor of Music there since 1965, he directed the Biola College Chorale and the College Singers, and taught courses related to conducting, choral arts, and led the Chorale on an annual tour that traveled to most of the states in the US. In addition to his responsibilities at the College, Wiebe adjudicated at choir festivals in California and Nevada, and served as the Minister of Music at the Plymouth Congregational Church in Whittier, CA.
After receiving the Bachelor of Music Education Degree from Willamette University, Wiebe studied at the University of California, Los Angeles, and also studied with Helmut Rilling, one of Europe’s foremost conductors.