Monty Bieber is a native of South Dakota who came to Michigan State in 1969 to study journalism, a field he quickly abandoned for a degree in Music Education. He studied choral conducting under Dr. Robert Harris and sang with the Edgewood choir during his college years. He and wife Nancy met on stage while performing with the MSU Opera Workshop, and were married at Edgewood in 1974. After teaching music in Big Rapids, Michigan for five years, Monty and Nancy returned to Lansing in 1979 where Monty was for several years the music director at First Christian Church. Monty returned to Edgewood as Adult Choir Director in September 2010. In his “day job” Monty is the President of Shadow Mountain Consulting working in project management and data warehousing, and Nancy is Academic Program Coordinator for the MSU Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.