ROBERT SIMPSON is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Grammy® Award- winning Houston Chamber Choir. He also serves as Canon for Music at Houston’s historic Christ Church Cathedral, and Lecturer of Church Music at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University. Mr. Simpson is the recipient of the Chorus America Michael Korn Founders Award for the Development of the Professional Choral Art and the American Prize in Choral Conducting. Choirs under his direction have toured the United States, Europe and Mexico, and performed before national conventions of Chorus America, the American Choral Directors Association, the American Guild of Organists, the Association of Anglican Musicians, and the Hymn Society of America. They have appeared nationally on CBS-TV, ABC-TV, and American Public Radio. Mr. Simpson is married to the noted children’s choir conductor Marianna Parnas-Simpson.