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Meet the Staff

Mr. Robert Shellard

Director of Choirs

Mr. Robert Shellard is excited to return for his third year at Glenbrook South! A GBS graduate ('09), he holds degrees in Choral Music Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (BME '13) and VanderCook College of Music (MME '18). Mr. Shellard currently teaches Titan Chorus, Bel Canto, Master Singers, AP Music Theory 2/3, and Guided Study, as well as directing Solace, Chamber Singers, and the Glenbrook South Variety Show. He is also the sponsor of Juggling Club (Thursday after-school in the East Cafeteria!) and the vocal director of the Glenbrook Musical. Previous to working at GBS, he has taught at Barrington High School, Prospect High School, and Lake Zurich High School. In his spare time, he enjoys arranging music, cooking, and traveling.

Mr. Andrew Toniolo

Director of Choirs

Mr. Andrew Toniolo is excited to return for his sixth year at Glenbrook South! Mr. Toniolo holds degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance from Elmhurst College and a Masters of Educational Leadership for Northeastern Illinois University. Mr. Toniolo currently teaches Freshman Glee Club, Premier Chorus, Master Singers, Music Theory 1, and Peer Group as well as directing Nine, Scat That, and vocals for the Glenbrook South Variety Show. He is also the District 7 Vocal Jazz Representative for the Illinois Music Educators Association. Previous to working at GBS, he taught at Sunset Ridge School for his first 3 years of teaching. Outside of school, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Liz, and their two pitbulls: Chuck and Lily.

Mr. Gregory Shifrin (Mr. G)

Choral Accompanist

Mr. Gregory Shifrin is excited to return for his third year at Glenbrook South! Mr. Shifrin is a graduate of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and the Hebrew University. In addition to accompanying GBS choirs, Gregory serves as a principal pianist for the Youth Choral Theater of Chicago, Music Institute of Chicago Chorale, Unitarian Church of Evanston, and Congregation Temple Chai (Long Grove). As a member of a piano duo, Mr. Shifrin has won International competitions in the USA and Poland. The Duo has been featured in recitals and performances with orchestras in the USA, Europe, and Israel. Mr. Shifrin lives in Vernon Hills with his wife, Kira, and their two sons.

Glenbrook South Choir History

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