Drew Wheaton has been the Musical Director of the Thoroughbreds 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. Drew's quartet, Forefront, WON silver metals July, 2014 and 2015, and WON the international barbershop quartet contest in July, 2016, 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 was recently named Music Teacher of Western High School in the Jefferson County, Kentucky, schools.
Drew lives in Louisville with his beautiful wife, Kristina and their two children. Kristina 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.