Music City Chorus Musical Leadership

Music City Chorus thrives because of the energy and style of the people who have stepped up to lead. Here are a few of the people that make our ensemble tick:

Dusty SchleierDusty Schleier - Director
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Dusty joined the Barbershop Harmony Society in 1989. He is a second generation barbershopper, and "grew up" singing with the 3-time International champion Phoenicians chorus. He served as an assistant director with the Phoenicians and directed the Mesa, AZ chapter from 1998-2000.

In June of 2000, Dusty moved to Connecticut and later won the Northeastern District Quartet Championship with Prelude. He directed the Bridgeport, CT and the Westchester County, NY chapters while living in the northeast. He led the Westchester Chordsmen to multiple Mid-Atlantic division championships as well as a Buckeye Invitational championship. Dusty is also a past International quartet competitor with Resolution and 4-time International Quartet Finalist with TNS.

In 2007, Dusty relocated to Nashville and is the Director of Meetings & Conventions for the Barbershop Harmony Society. Dusty is a certified Performance Judge and travels the country coaching quartets & choruses.  He resides in Smyrna, TN, with his wife, Erica.


Rick Spencer - Associate DirectorRick Spencer - Associate Director

Originally from Connecticut, Rick Spencer, now lives in Nashville, TN where he works for the international headquarters of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Singing barbershop since the age of 10, Rick has been in several district championship quartets and sang with past international bronze medalist quartets, Flipside and Redline. He currently sings with the International Quartet Finalist, TNS. He is an arranger, coach, Music judge for the Barbershop Harmony Society, and past chorus director. Rick holds degrees in Music and Music Education from the University of Connecticut

2018 Music Team

Dusty Schleier Director, Performance Judge
Rick Spencer Associate Director, Music Judge
Steve Scott Singing Coach, Singing Judge
Kyle Snook Visual Coordinator
Jeremy Lee Baritone Section Leader
Eddie Holt Singing Coach, Creative Team
Howard McAdory Lead Section Leader
Daniel Rushing Tenor Section Leader
Jesse Turner Bass Section Leader
Rich Smith Music & Performance Vice President
Kevin Mendez Singing Coach
Aaron Evens Singing Coach, Singing Judge Candidate