1986 Furman University music graduate Paul Caldwell has been named artistic director for the Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus, whose combined membership numbers over 600 making them the largest community choruses in America, and largest LGBT choruses in the world. His appointment begins August 2016. Caldwell has served as artistic director for Windy City Performing Arts in Chicago since 2013, where he provided leadership and vision for both the Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire. Since 2001 he has also served as artistic director for the Youth Choral Theater of Chicago, a community-based afterschool program enrolling 200 young people in Chicago’s northern suburbs. Read more about his story in a blog posted on the SMC and SWC website.