Artistic and Musical Director
Great Northern Union is thrilled to announce the hiring of Mo Field as GNU’s next Artistic and Musical Director.
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
Scott Kvigne is the Great Northern Union’s Associate Musical Director. Scott has served as GNU's Associate Director for many years and served as interim director during the past two director transitions, in 2015 and 2019. In addition to his work as associate director, Scott leads the chorus in creating and teaching the visual plans and choreography, essential components of GNU's high level of success.
Scott has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS) for more than 25 years. Scott also has served as the musical director of the City of Lakes chorus of Sweet Adelines International since 2009.
Scott is a much sought after coach and educator who works with choruses and performing ensembles of all ages throughout the region. He has been a visual/choreography/performance coach since 1990. Scott served as the musical director of the Coulee Chordsmen in La Crosse, Wis., from 1993-1998, and also was the musical director of a Sweet Adelines chorus in La Crosse from 1996-1998.