Dr. RICHARD WILLIAMSON

500 Wright School Road

Belton, South Carolina 29627

(864) 296-8195

 

VITA

 

Education. 2

Degrees 2

Other Study. 2

Professional Experience. 3

College-Level Teaching. 3

Public School Teaching. 5

Conducting. 5

Invited Ensemble Performances 6

Appearances as Guest Conductor, Composer, Clinician, or Adjudicator 7

Related Professional Activity. 10

Scholarship. 10

CURRENT RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY.. 10

PUBLISHED ARTICLES. 10

PAPER PRESENTATIONS. 11

GRADUATE RESEARCH.. 12

Composition. 13

HONORS AND AWARDS. 13

PUBLICATIONS AND COMMISSIONS. 13

PERFORMANCES. 15

Grants 18

Offices and Memberships in Professional Organizations 19

Offices Held.. 19

Memberships. 19

Personal 19

 


Doctor of Musical Arts.  University of Illinois.  January 1993.

Major

§  Choral Music

Minor

§  Composition

Applied Study

§  Conducting

§  Composition

§  Voice

Honors

§  University Fellowship

§  Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

§  Marquis Who’s Who in American Education

Master of Music; Master of Arts.  Eastman School of Music.  1986.

Majors

§  Choral Conducting

§  Music Theory

Applied Study

§  Conducting

§  Voice

Honors

§  Graduate Fellowship

§  Teaching Assistantship

§  Departmental Assistantship

Bachelor of Music.  Furman University.  1983.

Major

§  Music Theory

Other Studies

§  Completed requirements for B.M. in Music Education and earned teacher certification in secondary choral music

Applied Study

§  Piano

§  Voice

Honors

§  Phi Beta Kappa

§  Presser Scholar 1982–1983

§  Pi Kappa Lambda

§  Kappa Delta Pi

§  Magna cum laude

§  Dean’s list all terms

Performer.  Classical Music Festival.  Eisenstadt, Austria.  2008.

Conducting Associate.  Chorus America A Cappella Conducting Master Class.  2007.

Private Voice.  Bruce Schoonmaker.  1996–1999.

Teaching the Exceptional Child.  Houston County (GA) Schools.  1995.

Middle School and Junior High School Choral Methods.  University of South Carolina.  July 1994.



CHAIR, MUSIC DEPARTMENT:  Anderson University, Anderson, SC. 2009–present.

Duties

§  Lead curriculum development

§  Manage program assessment and accreditation

§  Lead departmental recruiting efforts

§  Recruit and manage adjunct instructors

§  Administer departmental budgets

§  Administer faculty teaching assignments

§  Schedule course offerings

Achievements

§  Led development of B.M. in Worship Leadership degree

§  Instituted retention and recruiting initiatives that are producing steady growth in music enrollment

PROFESSOR OF MUSIC and DIRECTOR OF CHORAL ACTIVITIES:  Anderson University, Anderson, SC. 1996–present.

Duties

§  Provide leadership for choral/vocal program

§  Direct Chamber Singers and other choral ensembles

§  Organize choir tours and numerous off-campus  performances each year

§  Teach Conducting and upper division Theory courses

§  Conduct orchestra for musical theater productions

§  Supervise student workers

§  Serve on various standing and ad hoc committees

§  Chair Academic Programs and Policies Committee 2004–2005

Honors

§  Boles Award for Excellence in Teaching 2006–2007

§  Who’s Who among America’s Teachers.  2005.

§  Second Mile Award for outstanding service from AC Student Government Association.  2001.

§  Awarded Daniel Endowed Chair in Music, which supports a specific faculty research project.  1999–2002.

§  Second Mile Award for outstanding service from AC Student Government Association.  1998.

Achievements

§  Choirs invited to perform for various professional conferences and significant venues.  (See below.)

§  Choirs broadcast on SC Public Radio’s series, Carolina Concerts, annually.

§  Choral program enrollment increased significantly.

§  Choral ensemble offerings increased.

§  Led development of  curriculum innovations:

o    Revision of BA in Music Curriculum

o    Bachelor of Music degree in performance

o    Concentration in church music within the B.A. in Music degree

o    Minor in Music

o    Revision of theory core curriculum  (1997 and  2006)

§  Coordinated seven university-sponsored overseas student trips.

§  Organized annual AU High School Vocal Master Class, 2007–present

§  Organized choral and vocal clinics for secondary school students featuring both nationally known and local clinicians

§  Organized and advise student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association

LECTURER:  January 2008–May 2009:  Clemson University, Clemson, SC.

Duties

§  Conduct Men’s and Women’s Glee Clubs.

MUSIC INSTRUCTOR:  Danville Area Community College, Danville, IL.  1991–1993.

Duties

§  Teach Music Appreciation


TEACHING ASSISTANT:  Theory Department, Eastman School of Music.  1983–1986.

Duties

§  Teach Sophomore Theory, Sight Singing, and Keyboard Harmony

CHORAL MUSIC TEACHER:  Warner Robins High School, Warner Robins, GA.  1994–1996.

Duties

§  Direct Choirs

§  Teach Music Theory and Music Appreciation

§  Coach men’s quartet, women’s trio, and soloists for Literary Competition

§  Music Director and Conductor for two musical theater productions each year

§  Provide music for various school functions

§  Prepare vocal students for state-level competitions

Achievements

§  Increased program enrollment.

§  Choirs and ensembles won and placed in various regional and state competitions.

§  Students were selected to participate in All-State choral ensembles.

§  Organized Gospel and Contemporary Choir.

§  Organized Choral Booster Club.

CHORAL/GENERAL MUSIC TEACHER:  Chesterfield County, SC, Schools.  1993–1994.

Duties

§  Teach Choral and General Music for grades K–8 at Jefferson Elementary School

§  Teach Choral and General Music for grades 5–8 at Pageland Middle School

CHORAL MUSIC TEACHER:  Rome City Schools, Rome, NY.  1986–1989.

Duties

§  Teach High School Choral Music

§  Teach Music Theory, Music History, and Guitar Class

§  Teach Junior High Choral Music and General Music

CONDUCTOR:  Anderson University production of Fiddler on the Roof, October 2009.  Prepared orchestra, conducted.

CONDUCTOR:  Anderson University production of Little Women, October 2008.  Prepared orchestra, conducted.

CONDUCTOR:  Anderson University production of Annie Get Your Gun, October 2007.  Prepared orchestra, conducted.

CONDUCTOR and CHORUS MASTER:  Anderson College production of The Mikado, November 2004.  Prepared chorus and orchestra, conducted.

CHORUS MASTER:  Anderson College production of My Fair Lady, November 2001.  Prepared chorus, coached soloists.

CONDUCTOR:  Amahl and the Night Visitors.  Boulevard Baptist Church, Anderson, SC, December 5, 1997.  Led orchestra and dress rehearsals, conducted performances.

MUSIC DIRECTOR:  Anderson College production of Pirates of Penzance, November 1997.  Prepared chorus, coached soloists, led musical rehearsals, conducted performances.

MUSIC DIRECTOR:  Rome, NY Choral Society.  1987–1989.

Duties

§  Prepare and conduct programs for three seasons per year

§  Prepare chorus for annual performances with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra

§  Supervise publicity, recruiting, and administrative activities

Achievements

§  Membership during tenure tripled

§  Concert attendance grew from dozens to hundreds, and revenues increased proportionately

§  Procured supplementary funding through grants and sponsors

Anderson University Chamber Singers invited to perform at Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Charleston, SC, May 23, 2009.

Anderson University Chamber Singers invited to perform in Central United Methodist Church Concert Series, Asheville, NC, February 28, 2009.

Anderson University Chamber Singers invited to perform at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., November 5, 2006.

Anderson College Chamber Singers invited to perform for the South Carolina Music Educators Association Conference, Charleston, SC, February 11, 2006.

Anderson College Chamber Singers served as demonstration choir for conducting workshop during the South Carolina American Choral Directors Association Conference, Anderson, SC, October 17–18, 2003.

Anderson College Choir invited to perform for the South Carolina Music Teachers Association Conference, Anderson, SC, November 7, 2002.

Anderson College Choir invited to perform for the South Carolina Music Educators Association Conference, Charleston, SC, February 7–9, 2002.

Radiance invited to perform for the South Carolina American Choral Directors Association Conference, Spartanburg, SC, October 19–20, 2001.

Radiance invited to perform in the Millennium Stage State Days series at the Kennedy Center, Washington, DC.  1999–2000.

Belton-Honea Path Middle School Bands, April 21, 2010, Guest Composer

St. Mark United Methodist Church, Seneca, SC, September 3, 2008, Guest Composer

Horry County High School Choral Festival, Myrtle Beach, SC, February 1–2, 2008, Clinician

Oconee County High School All-County Chorus, Seneca, SC, October 2, 2007, Clinician

Oconee County Middle School All-County Chorus, Seneca, SC, October 1, 2007, Clinician

Seneca Middle School Eighth Grade Honors Chorus, Seneca, SC, March 20, 2007, Clinician, Coached Choir on Commissioned Piece, “And So Did I.”

AU ACDA Student Conducting and Choral Workshop with Southside Christian School Choir, Anderson University, March 1, 2007, Clinician

Anderson University Vocal Workshop Anderson University, Anderson, SC, February 2, 2007, Organizer

South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts, Greenville, SC, spring 2007, Clinician

Anderson University Vocal Workshop, Greenville County Fine Arts Center, Greenville, SC, Spring 2007, Organizer

Guest Clinician Southside Christian School, Greenville, SC, fall 2006, Clinician

Guest Clinician Hillcrest High School, Simpsonville, SC, fall 2006, Clinician

Seneca Middle School Eighth Grade Honors Chorus, Seneca, SC, March 21, 2006, Clinician

Dorman HS Chamber Choir, Spartanburg, SC, March 6, 2006, Clinician

Clover HS Choirs, Clover, SC, March 3, 2006, Clinician

South Carolina Baptist Music Camp, Anderson, SC, June 20–24, 2005, Conductor, High School Choir.

Anderson Symphony Orchestra, April 24, 2005, Guest Conductor.

Greenville County High School Choral Festival, February 23, 2005, Adjudicator.

Anderson Symphony Orchestra, April 24, 2004, Guest Conductor.

Beaverdam Baptist Association Fall Festival of Praise, September 15, 2003, Adjudicator.

Lander University Choral Festival, February 2003, Adjudicator.

Anderson Rotary Christmas Musical, Anderson, SC, November 19, 2002, Conductor

Greenville County High School Choral Festival, February 2002, Adjudicator.

Anderson School District Five In-Service Conference for Choral Music Teachers, Anderson, SC, October 15, 2001, Clinician.

Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium Education Concert, Anderson, SC, March 9, 2001.  Conduct chorus and orchestra in Schubert’s Mass in Bb.

South Carolina Music Educators Association Solo and Ensemble Festival, Spartanburg, SC, February 24, 2001, Adjudicator

South Carolina Baptist Music Camp, White Oak, SC, July 10–14, 2000, Conductor, High School Choir.

Rome Free Academy Chorus and Orchestra, Rome, NY, Commissioned to compose “How Sweet is the Music.”  Attended premier, May 17, 2000.

South Carolina National Association of Teachers of Singing, Columbia, SC, March 4, 2000, Adjudicator.

Greenville County High School Choral Festival, February 24, 2000, Adjudicator and Conductor

South Carolina Baptist All-State Chorus, White Oak, SC, January 7–9, 2000, Section Leader.

Spartanburg County High School Choral Festival, February 16, 1999, Adjudicator and Conductor

South Carolina Baptist All-State Chorus, White Oak, SC, January 1–3, 1999, Section Leader.

Anderson Rotary Christmas Musical, Anderson, SC, December 10, 1998, Conductor

Oconee County High School Choral Festival, October 12–13, 1998, Conductor.

Oconee County Middle School Choral Festival, October 13, 1998, Conductor.

South Carolina Baptist All-State Chorus, White Oak, SC, January 2–4, 1998, Section Leader.

Anderson Rotary Christmas Musical, Anderson, SC, December 2, 1997, Conductor

Allendale-Hampton Baptist Association, SC.  Commissioned to arrange and conduct “Wondrous Love” and “Tell it to Jesus” for Annual Meeting.  October 1994.

Allendale-Hampton Baptist Association, SC.  Taught Basic Conducting for Annual Music Workshop,  April 1994.

First Baptist Church of Fairfax, SC, Rehearsed and conducted several original anthems.  April 1994.

Oneida County, NY, Junior High All-County Chorus, Rehearsed and conducted concert of varied choral music.  March 1993.

Rome, NY Choral Society, Rehearsed and conducted concert of works by American masters, 1990.

First Presbyterian Church, Rome, NY, Rehearsed and conducted original anthem, “Unto Thee, O Lord, ”  1989.

National Strolling Strings Association conference, Newburgh, NY, Guest composer, 1988

Rome, NY Camerata, Prepared and conducted madrigals, Lieder arrangements, and contemporary songs in various concerts.  1987–1988.

Rome City Schools All-City Chorus (Rome, NY), Rehearsed and conducted works by Haydn and Praetorious.  1987–1988.

First Baptist Church, Belton, SC, Rehearsed and conducted original compositions and arrangements, 1987


CURRENT RESEARCH AND CREATIVE ACTIVITY

Original Composition

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Interview appears as "Making Music Theory Real for Preservice Teachers," by Cathy Coppola.  Teaching Music.  16/2 (October 2008).

“Demystifying Composition:  Success with Standard Four.”  Teaching Music.  15/3 (December 2007).

“Contemporary Rhythm and the Traditional Choir.”  Choral Journal (Journal of the American Choral Directors Association—A Peer-Reviewed Publication).  47/8 (February 2007).

"Reawakening the Romantic Spirit:  Nineteenth-Century Sources on Expression"    Choral Journal (Journal of the American Choral Directors Association—A Peer-Reviewed Publication).  46/11 (May 2006)

"Things I Forgot to Remember About Conducting" Reprinted in Choral Range (Kansas CDA Newsletter) Vol. 27, No. 1, Spring 2006.

"Things I Forgot to Remember About Conducting." ACDA Southern Division Newsletter.  Winter 2006.

“Some Tips for Teaching Sight Reading.”  The South Carolina Choral Director, Volume 16, Number 1, September 2001.

 “Harmony and Language in Ginastera's Lamentaciones de Jeremias Propheta: Implications for Rehearsal and Interpretation.”  Choral Journal (Journal of the American Choral Directors Association—A Peer-Reviewed Publication).  41/9 (April 2001).

"Collegiate Division:  A Look Ahead."  The South Carolina Choral Director, Volume 15, Number 2, February 2001.

"Collegiate Survey Results."  The South Carolina Choral Director, Volume 14, Number 2, February 2000.

"Comparing Pitch Hierarchies in Schenkerian and Koch-Based Analyses: Rationale, Method, and Correlations."  Georgia Association of Music Theorists Journal (GAMUT—A Peer-Reviewed Publication), Volume 8, 1998.

“Hands-On Techniques Teach Vocal Concepts.”  Choristers Guild Letters, December 1988.

“Getting Beginners to Try:  Applying a Common Sense Approach.”  Choristers Guild Letters, November 1986.

PAPER PRESENTATIONS

Anderson University Teaching Center, March, 5 2010, “Beyond Technique:  Modeling Discipline and Relevance through Creative Expression.”

Anderson University Faculty Retreat, August 14, 2009, “Begin with the End in Mind.”

MENC's Music Education Week in Washington, June 20, 2009.  "Down-to-Earth Principles of Composition and How to Teach Them."

MENC's Music Education Week in Washington, June 20, 2009.  Chaired Panel Discussion.  "The Write Stuff:  A New Focus on Composition and Songwriting."

Anderson University Music Faculty Colloquium, October 10, 2007. “Foundational Steps for Aural Skills.”

Anderson University Faculty Breakfast, May 5, 2007.  "Keep the Change” (Presented as recipient of Boles Award for Excellence in Teaching).

Anderson University Honors Day Address and Composition, April 26, 2007. "Academic Fantasy” (Presented as recipient of Boles Award for Excellence in Teaching).

South Carolina Music Educators Association In-Service Conference, Charleston, SC, February 11, 2006.  “Nowhere to Hide:  It’s Two Weeks to the Concert, and Now I Have to Conduct.”

South Carolina American Choral Directors Association Fall Convocation, Anderson, SC, October 16, 2004.  Served on panel for student conducting masterclass.

University of South Carolina Doctoral Choral Literature Seminar, October 31, 2003.  “Classic and Romantic Sources on Expression:  Theory and Application”

South Carolina American Choral Directors Association Fall Convocation, Anderson, SC, October 18, 2003.  Served on panel for student conducting masterclass.

Anderson College Faculty Forum, October 7, 2003.  “Planning a Study-Travel Experience”

College Music Society International Convention, San Jose and Muelle, Costa Rica, June 24, 2003.  "Bring Back the Romance:  Relearning Romantic Principles of Interpretation"

South Carolina American Choral Directors Association Fall Convocation, Spartanburg, SC, October 18, 2002.  "The Nuts and Bolts of Nuance:  Teaching Phrasing and Inflection to Choirs"

Georgia Association of Music Theorists Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 7, 2001.  “Self Parody in Brahms’ “Warum,” Opus 74, Number 1: The Role of Newly Composed Material”

Society for Music Theory National Conference, Atlanta, GA, November 13, 1999.   "Voiceleading and Koch's Concept of Completeness"

College Music Society National Convention, Denver, CO, October 16, 1999.  "Phrasing in Eighteenth-Century Music: A Contemporary View"

Georgia Association of Music Theorists Conference, Atlanta, GA, April 24, 1999.  "Phrasing in Eighteenth-Century Music: A Contemporary View"

Music Theory Southeast Conference, Davidson College, Davidson, NC, March 14, 1999.   "Voiceleading and Koch's Concept of Completeness"

College Music Society Southern Chapter Conference, Orlando, FL, February 1999.  "Phrasing in Eighteenth-Century Music: A Contemporary View"

College Music Society Southern Chapter Conference, Carrollton, GA, February 1998.  "Harmony and Meaning in Ginastera's Lamentaciones de Jeremias Propheta"

Georgia Association of Music Theorists Conference, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, February 12, 1997.  "Structural Hierarchy in the Theories of Koch and Schenker: Some Correlations"

Guest lecture for the doctoral Choral Literature class at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Fall 1992.  “Koch’s Theory of Form and Classical Choral Music”

Danville Area Community College Foundation Music and Art Appreciation Series, Fall 1991.  “Mozart and Beethoven, David and Delacroix:  Transition to Romanticism”

Eastman Graduate Theory Symposium, Spring 1986.  “Motivic Parallelisms in Brahms' Motet, Opus 74, Number 1”

Furman University, Spring 1984.  “Introduction to Schenkerian Analysis” (a series of three lectures)

GRADUATE RESEARCH

“Extended Phrase Structure and Organic Unity in Mozart’s Vespers:  An Approach to Interpreting Form in Classical Choral Music.”  D.M.A. Dissertation, University of Illinois, 1993.

“Linear and Motivic Connections in Two Brahms Motets.”  M.A. Thesis, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, 1996.

”Contemporary Music Theory and the Perceptual Characteristics of the Listener.”  Senior Paper, Furman University, 1983.

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

ASCAPlus Award 2008–2009

ASCAPlus Award 2009–2010

PUBLICATIONS AND COMMISSIONS

Symphonic Scenes for Young Band  (commissioned by the Belton-Honea Path Band Booster Club, 2009)

"Cradle Song"  (commissioned for Pinson Piano Studio, Honea Path, SC, 2008)

“What Kind of House Will You Build for Me?” (commissioned by the Chancel Choir of Saint Mark United Methodist Church, Seneca, SC, 2008)

"Picture Books in Winter" (commissioned by the Seneca Middle School Eighth-Grade Honors Chorus, 2008–2009)

 “Eagle Flight” (commissioned for the Anderson County All-County String Orchestra, 2007)

“Hope” (commissioned by the Seneca Middle School Eighth-Grade Honors Chorus, 2007–2008)

“And So Did I” (Shawnee Press, 2007)

Confrontation with God (commissioned by Deirdre Francis for her faculty recital, February 2007)

“And So Did I” (commissioned by the Seneca Middle School Eighth-Grade Honors Chorus, 2006–2007)

“Hodie Christus natus est” (commissioned by the Greater Anderson Musical Arts Consortium Girls’ Choir, 2006–2007)

“If I Should See You All Alone” reprinted in Choral Connections Mixed Voices Intermediate Level 3 (New York:  Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 1999):  pp. 173–179.  Piece serves as basis for a lesson on Romantic music.

“How Sweet is the Music” (commissioned by the Rome Free Academy Orchestra and Choir, 1999–2000)

“Arkansas Traveler” (arrangement for two pianos and strolling strings; commissioned by the Rome Free Academy Strolling Strings, 1998)

“Granada” (arrangement for two pianos and strolling strings; commissioned by the Rome Free Academy Strolling Strings, 1998)

“Four Love Songs”  (arrangements of Brahms Lieder; Lawson-Gould (Music 70), 1994)

“If I Should See You All Alone”  (Lawson-Gould Music (Music 70), 1994)

“Tell it to Jesus”  (Commissioned by the Allendale-Hampton Baptist Association, SC, 1994)

“Wondrous Love”  (Commissioned by the Allendale-Hampton Baptist Association, SC, 1994)

“Lead on, O King Eternal”  (Broadman, in Pedalpoint, 1993)

“Three Carols for Strings” (Kjos, 1993)

“Psalm 134” (Roger Dean, 1992)

“Processional” (Lorenz, in The Church Pianist, May, 1990)

“Christmas Scenes for Strolling Strings”  (Commissioned by the Bartlesville Wesleyan College Suzuki Strolling Strings, 1989)

“Rejoice in the Lord Always” (World Choral Library, 1989)

“Unto Thee, O Lord” (Roger Dean, 1989)

“O God, You Are My God”  (Broadman, in Glory Songs, April–June, 1988)

“Somebody's Knocking at Your Door” (Broadman, in Opus One, October–December, 1988).

“Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands”  (World Choral Library, 1987)

PERFORMANCES

“For Such a Time as This” Anderson University Chamber Singers, May 8, 2010

Symphonic Scenes for Young Band Belton-Honea Path Middle School Bands, April 23, 2010

“Bug Bytes” CMS Southern Division Conference, February 5, 2010

“Bug Bytes” Anderson University Faculty Recital, January 22, 2010

“A Dangerous Thing” Anderson University Faculty Recital, January 22, 2010

“Autumn” Anderson University Faculty Recital, January 22, 2010

“Cradle Song” Anderson University Faculty Recital, January 22, 2010

“Little Rhymes” Anderson University Faculty Recital, January 22, 2010

“Picture Books in Winter” GAMAC Girl Choir, October 27, 2009

“Knowing” Anderson University Faculty Joint Recital, September 2, 2009

"Soothing Rain" Anderson (SC) Symphony Orchestra, April 24, 2009

“Jesus is the Light” First Baptist Church Belton, SC, Children's Sunday School, March 2009

"For Such a Time as This"  Anderson University Choirs, February 11, 2009 (additional performances same semester)

"Picture Books in Winter" Seneca, SC, Middle School, December 9, 2008

“It Is in Winter that We Dream of Spring” Clemson University, Clemson, SC 2008

“Don’t You Know, Haven’t You Heard?” First Baptist Church Belton, SC, Children's Sunday School, September 2008

“What Kind of House Will You Build for Me?” Saint Mark United Methodist Church, Seneca, SC, September 28, 2008

“Now Finale to the Shore” for SATB choir and piano, Carolina Concerts broadcast of AU Chamber Singers performance, FM 90.1 and 94.5, September 22, 2008

“Peace” sonata for clarinet and piano Anderson University Faculty Recital, 2008

“Prelude and Introit” for trumpet and keyboard Anderson University Faculty Recital, 2008

“Hope” for SAB choir and piano Anderson University Faculty Recital, 2008

“Three Insights” for piano solo Anderson University Faculty Recital, 2008

“Rejoice Anyway!” for SATB choir and keyboard Anderson University Faculty Recital, 2008

“Day Off” for cello solo Anderson University Faculty Recital, 2008

“With Esau on Safari” for flute, oboe, and clarinet Anderson University Faculty Recital, 2008

“Now Finale to the Shore” for SATB choir and piano Anderson University Faculty Recital, 2008

“Now Finale to the Shore” for SATB choir and piano Horry County High School Choral Festival, 2008

 “Confrontation with God” College Music Society National Conference, 2007

“Rejoice Anyway!” First Baptist Church Belton, SC, 2007

“Eagle Flight” Anderson (SC) High School All-County Orchestra, 2007

“Confrontation with God” Westminister Choir College Summer Seminar Session Body Mapping Class with Heather Buchanan, 2007

“Rise Up, Servants of the Lord!” Anderson University Chamber Singers and Brass Ensemble, 2007

“Shout, Zion, Shout!” Anderson University Chamber Singers, 2007

“And So Did I” Smokey Mountain Music Festival, Gatlinburg, TN, 2007.

“Academic Fantasy” Anderson University Honors Convocation, 2007

“And So Did I” South Carolina State Choral Festival, Trinity Baptist Church, 2007

“Confrontation with God” College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Chapter Conference, 2007

 “Confrontation with God” Deedy Francis Faculty Recital, 2007

“Hodie Christus natus est” GAMAC Girl Choir, 2006

“Puer natus in Bethlehem” Anderson University Chamber Singers, 2006

 “Al fresco” Anderson University String Ensemble, 2006

“Your Love Reaches Up to Heaven” First Baptist Church Belton, 2006

“How Sweet is the Music” performed by the Rome, NY, Free Academy Chorus and Orchestra, May 17, 2000

Archetype I for Bb Clarinet and Piano accepted for performance on Composers’ Concert at the College Music Society Southern Chapter Conference, Orlando, FL, and February 1999.

“Tell it to Jesus” performed at Concord Baptist Church, Anderson, SC, 1998.

“Rejoice in the Lord Always” performed at Concord Baptist Church, Anderson, SC, 1998.

 “It’s a New Day” performed by the Anderson (SC) Girls’ Choir, 1998.

“Psalm 121” for SATB Choir performed by the Anderson College Choir, April 26, 1998.

Archetype I for Bb Clarinet and Piano performed on faculty composition recital at Anderson College, April 26, 1998.

“O God, You Are My God” performed at Grace United Methodist Church, Williamston, SC, 1997.

“Tell it to Jesus” performed by Radiance, Anderson College, 1997.

 “Puer natus in Bethlehem” performed by the Warner Robins High School Choraliers, 1995.

"Wondrous Love" performed at the Allendale-Hampton Baptist Association meeting, 1994.

"Tell it to Jesus" performed at the Allendale-Hampton Baptist Association meeting, 1994.

 “It’s a New Day” performed by the Chesterfield County, SC, All-County Elementary Chorus, 1994.

“Listen, Hear the Chimes from the Tower” performed by the Danville Area Community College Commencement Choir, 1993.  Song later adopted for use in the college’s broadcast advertisements.

Sonata da Chiesa (=Service Music for Brass and Organ) performed at First Baptist Church Champaign-Savoy, IL, 1993.

Three Responses for Advent and Christmas performed by the Chancel Choir of First Baptist Church Champaign-Savoy, IL, 1992–1993.  The Chancel Choir also performed other original service music.

Five for percussion performed on University of Illinois composers’ recital, 1990.

Bel Canto Suite performed at first annual National Strolling Strings Association conference in Newburgh, NY, 1988.

Rome Suite performed by the Rome Free Academy Strolling Strings, Rome, NY, 1988.

Anderson University Summer Research Grant, 2008.  Performance:  Participation in Classical Music Festival, Eisenstadt, Austria.

Anderson University Summer Research Grant, 2007.  Composition:  "Day Off" for cello solo.

Central New York Community Arts Council Decentralization Grant for Rome Choral Society and Greater Utica Chamber Orchestra, 1988–1989.

Central New York Community Arts Council Decentralization Grant for Rome Choral Society, 1987–1988.


Offices Held

Vice-President, SC American Choral Directors Association, 2007–2009

President, SC American Choral Directors Association, 2005–2007

President-Elect, SC American Choral Directors Association, 2003–2005

Editor The South Carolina Choral Director (official publication of the South Carolina American Choral Directors Association), June 2001–2003

Collegiate Repertory and Standards Chair, SC American Choral Directors Association, 1999–2001

Coordinator of the SC Intercollegiate Choir (an event of SCACDA), 1998–2000

College Music Society Campus Representative (ongoing)

Memberships

American Choral Directors' Association

ASCAP

College Music Society

Music Educators' National Conference

Society for Music Theory

Society of Composers, Inc.

 

Born Anderson, SC, 1962

Married

Two daughters, Katie (12) and Emily (9) and a son, Mastin (8)

Member First Baptist Church, Belton, SC