Artistic and Musical Director
Great Northern Union's Artistic and Musical Director is the wonderfully talented Mo Field.
A former director of the internationally acclaimed Stockholm City Voices, a 42-voice women's a cappella ensemble, from Stockholm, Sweden, Field brings to the GNU a wealth of experience as a choral director and music educator. She is an accomplished musician and a sought-after vocal performance coach, arranger, workshop facilitator, life coach and mentor.
Field also recently became certified as a Performance Judge for the Barbershop Harmony Society and is a frequent lecturer/faculty member at BHS’s Harmony University.
Originally from Canada and coming from a family of musicians, Field has always had music in her spirit. From orchestral performances on French horn, to theatre and music production, to her passion for playing electric bass in the funk, soul, Motown, and R&B genres, Field has enjoyed a vast musical career as a professional musician across the board.
Field becomes GNU’s fifth musical director in the organization’s 34-year history, succeeding Douglas Carnes (2015-2018), Peter Benson (2002-2014), Dean Haagenson (1993-1994), and Roger Williams (1985-1994, 1995-2002).
Associate Musical Director
Brandon Galbraith is the Great Northern Union’s Associate Musical Director.
Galbraith has been a GNU member since 2013, serving as a section leader and a front row performer before being named Associate Director in 2019. Galbraith currently directs two other barbershop choruses: the Vallee de Croix Chorus of Stillwater and the North Star Chorus of St. Paul.
Outside of the barbershop world, Galbraith's musical resume includes performing with Hamline United Methodist Church, the Gethsemane Episcopal Church choir, the MPLS (imPulse) choir, the Minnesota Chorale, and Singers In Accord. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education.
Originally from Fort Atkinson, Wis., Galbraith lives in Minneapolis and enjoys gaming, anime, golfing and Green Bay Packers in his free time.