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Biographical Sketch

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Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)

Choral Conducting

Minor: Music Theory

University of South Carolina

Master of Music (MM) 

Choral Conducting

Minor: Vocal Pedagogy

UNC - Greensboro 

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate (PBC)

Choral Music Education

UNC - Greensboro  

Bachelor of Music (BM) 

Sacred Music/Organ Performance

East Carolina University


Master of Divinity (MDiv)

Duke University Divinity School (incomplete)

Diploma in Liturgical Theology (DLTh)

University of Notre Dame

McGrath Institute

Higher Education/Student Affairs

Graduate Certificate

Higher Education/Student Affairs Administration 

Indiana University

Primary Teachers


Robert Parkins & Janette Fishell


John O'Brien

Choral Conducting: 

Daniel Bara, Welburn Young, William Carroll, 

Karen Kennedy, & Larry Wyatt.


Protestant & Synagogue Music

Elementary, Secondary, & Collegiate Teaching

Community Choral Organizations

Community Music Schools

Private Instruction in Music

Association Management




Research Interests

Choral Pedagogy and the Aging Singer

The Left-handed Choral Conductor

Historical Performance Practice in Choral Performance

The Church Musician and the Chamber Orchestra

Ethics Among Church Musicians


Collegiate Teaching Competencies/Experience

Choral Ensembles

Choral Methods

Applied Voice

Fundamentals of Music Theory

Music Theory I

Music Theory II

Aural Skills I

Aural Skills II

Music Appreciation

Piano Proficiency/Group Piano Class       

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