Steve Huyser was the fifth director of the Greater Lansing Gay Men’s Chorus in 2002. Steve studied at Interlochen Arts Academy and Michigan State University in piano, voice, chord pedagogy, and music composition. He is a composer member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. He was also the founder and music director of the Westport Chorale in Kansas City. His compositions have been performed by the Heartland Men’s Chorus, Gateway Men’s Chorus, and the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus.
The GALA chorus was founded July 26, 1983. The chorus is committed to serving the LGBT choral movement and is an international association of the gay and lesbian choral movement. The GALA chorus now represents over 200 choruses throughout the world. It also participates in programs and services that include conferences, grants, training programs, and music festivals.
The Heartland Gay Men’s Chorus made its debut on December 14, 1986 and is based out of Kansas City. The Chorus has performed throughout the country at area venues, singing in churches, theaters, nightclubs, parks and union halls. It has also performed at several GALA chorus festivals. They have also produced ten commercial CD’s.
The Greater Lansing Gay Men’s Chorus was founded in December 1989 by Larry Barnard and the Lansing Association for Human Rights. It is a voluntary, nonprofit community chorus that provides the opportunity for gay and gay supportive men to sing together and to present a positive image of the gay community to the general public. The chorus puts on regular concerts and performs at various events all through the Greater Lansing area.