Hal Leonard Announces Choral Department Promotions

Michael Raine
November 21, 2022

Hal Leonard has announced the promotion of two employees to new leadership roles within its choral division.

Stacey Nordmeyer has been named general manager of choral publications. Nordmeyer has been with Hal Leonard for 20 years and has worked in every area of the choral department as an editor of all levels of works for school, concert, and church repertoire as well as instructional publications. In addition, she’s been a workshop coordinator and recording session producer. She also is an accomplished composer, arranger, and clinician. In addition, Nordmeyer is an active handbell and praise band director as well as a member of the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble where she’s also currently serving as vice president.

Luke Talen has been named creative director for choral publications. Talen has been with Hal Leonard for four years as a choral editor who has played a pivotal role with the company’s choral product development, digital expansion, and marketing efforts. He has taught at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and has been a music director at various high schools, colleges, and theatre companies in Wisconsin.

Nordmeyer and Talen will lead the growing department as it continues to manage its roster of writers and arrangers, develop meaningful marketing events and promotions, and continue to expand its offerings in both print and digital forms for all types and levels of choirs.

For more information, contact Hal Leonard: 414-774-3630, sales@halleonard.com, www.halleonard.com.

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Michael Raine

Michael Raine is the Editor-In-Chief at NWC, publisher of Canadian Musician, Professional Sound, Professional Lighting & Production, and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Podcast. Michael has extensively covered nearly all aspects of the Canadian music business, as well as the pro audio, musical products, and the lighting and production industries.