Barlow Bradford, known for his work with the University of Utah choir and the Utah Chamber Artists, was appointed the Utah Symphony chorus master on Friday,
In addition, Caleb Harris, a professor of music and collaborative piano at University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo., was named the Utah Opera chorus master.
Both musicians replace Susanne Sheston, who stepped down in September after a decade as chorus master of both groups.
Sheston has decided to pursue other professional music opportunities. Her finale was marked by the recent performance of Berlioz's Damnation of Faust, said Utah Symphony | Utah Opera President and CEO Melia Tourangeau. "She is so 'irreplaceable' we had to hire two people to attempt to fill her shoes."