Sharon Davis Gratto, co-founder of the Gettysburg Children's Choir, is Professor and Chair in the Department of Music at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, where she directs the World Music Choir and teaches in the Music Education professional degree program. Prior to her appointment at UD in 2008, she was a choral conductor and Coordinator of Music Education at Gettysburg College and director for nine years of the Gettysburg Children’s Choir (then called the Gettysburg College Children's Choir) and the group’s summer choral day camp. Dr. Gratto is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, American University, the State University of New York at Potsdam, and Catholic University. She earned the Certificate in Dalcroze Eurhythmics at Carnegie Mellon University. In addition to her work in higher education, Dr. Gratto has taught instrumental and vocal music, Pre-K through grade 12, in the Washington, D.C. area and in International and Department of Defense schools in Germany, Spain, and Nigeria. She is the National Repetoire & Standards Chair for Ethnic and Multicultural Perspectives for the American Choral Directors Association, and the recipient of Oberlin Conservatory's 2008-2009 Outstanding Music Education Alumni Award. Dr. Gratto is a past recipient of the Callie Award as Outstanding Woman in the Arts from Adams County, PA, United Way and of a Citation of Excellence in Higher Education from the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association. She is a frequent choral festival adjudicator and workshop presenter and has conducted county, district, and state honor choirs on all grade levels in seven states.