Gerald Sousa has held the position of BCS Artistic Director since 1989. Dr. Sousa received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and his doctorate in Choral Conducting, summa cum laude, from Indiana University. He has held positions at the University of New Orleans, Dartmouth College, and the University of North Carolina, and has performed professionally at the Aspen Summer Music Festival. Dr. Sousa is currently Director of Music at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Bloomington, and is active as an arts advocate and technology consultant. He has served on the boards of local arts organizations, including the former Bloomington Area Arts Council, which he led as President for a number of years.