Drew Wheaton has been the Musical Director of the Thoroughbred Chorus for since 2012. He holds music degrees from McGill University (Music Theory) and the University of Louisville (Music Education) and recently completed a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting at U of L. Drew has been a member of the Barbershop Harmony Society since 1990, and in that time has competed with numerous quartets and choruses. In July, 2014 and 2015, Drew's quartet, Forefront, WON the international barbershop quartet contest, earning a Gold medal.
Drew is also active as a coach and clinician, coaching various quartets and choruses, directing youth barbershop camps, and teaching at various contemporary a cappella workshops and camps (Kettering National A Cappella Festival, Camp A Cappella, etc.). He also is a Music Teacher of a middle school in the Jefferson County schools.
Drew lives in Louisville with his beautiful wife, Kristina, who is also an award-winning barbershop singer (2013 International Harmony Incorporated Quartet Champions - Spot On). They met at a barbershop convention and continue to share their music with each other.