EDUCATION

ACADEMIC
University of Miami Doctor of Musical Arts 2006
    Choral Conducting
    Dissertation: Christus by Franz Liszt, Bärenreiter-Verlag
The Juilliard School Doctor of Musical Arts 1988
    Organ Performance
    Dissertation: “Franz Liszt: Music for the Pope Among Instruments
The Juilliard School Master of Music 1985
    Organ Performance
Texas Christian University Graduate Study 1983
    Organ Performance
Baylor University Bachelor of Music, cum laude 1982
    Organ Performance
 
NON-ACADEMIC
Royal School of Church Music Artist Diploma 1991
Istituto Italiano (Florence, Italy) Italian language courses 1994

PROFESSIONAL

ACADEMIC
University of South Carolina Upstate Dir. of Choral Activities 2012–2013
    Director, University Singers & Chamber Choir
    Introduction to Music
University of Miami Teaching Assistant 2003–2006
    Interim Director, Collegium Musicum
    Beginning & Intermediate Choral Conducting
Asheville-Buncombe Community College Faculty 1991–1992
    Director, Community Chorus
    Appreciation of Music
The Juilliard School Teaching Assistant 1984–1988
Texas Christian University
    Private organ lessons
Teaching Assistant 1982–1983
Baylor University Teaching Assistant 1979–1982
    Sight-singing, keyboard skills and ear training
 
CHURCHES
Christ United Methodist Church
St. John the Beloved
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church
Trinity Lutheran Church
Redeemer Lutheran Church
Christ Church
St. Thomas Episcopal Church
Mamaroneck United Methodist Church
Central Presbyterian Church
Bedford Presbyterian Church
Trinity Episcopal Church
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
Director of Music
Director of Music
Director of Music
Artist-in-Residence
Director of Music
Director of Music
Organist
Director of Music
Director of Music
Director of Music
Organist & Choirmaster
Director of Music
2017–
2013–2017
2012–2013
2011–2012
2010–2011
2008–2009
2003–2004
2002–2003
1998–2000
1993–1994
1990–1992
1984–1990
 
NON-ACADEMIC
Central City Chorus
Cantarìa Mens Chorus
Upstate Singers Allied
New England Music Camp
Camp Rising Sun
S.C. Governor’s School for the Arts
Texas Boys Choir
Director of Music
Founding Music Director
Founding Music Director
Conductor & Faculty
Music Director
Conductor & Faculty
Conductor
1998–2000
1997–1998
1996–1997
1994
1989
1986
1982–1993
 
WRITING + DESIGN
ModelExpo, Inc.
University of Miami Choral Studies
   and Graduate School
Alexander & Pamaro Printers
Avenue Magazine
Art Director
Graphic/Web Design/
   Copy Writing
Graphic Design/Prepress
Art Director
2007–2009
2003–2009

2002–2003
2000–2001

SCHOLARSHIP

EDITOR
Liszt, Franz. Christus. Kassel: Bärenreiter-Verlag, 2008.
Bülow, Hans von. Fünf Gedichte von Richard Pohl, Op. 15. Boston: ECS Publishing, 2008.
 
MAGAZINES + NEWSLETTERS
“Franz Liszt: Music for the Pope Among Instruments” in The American Organist, 40, No. 1, Jan 2006.  
“Changing Bodies, Changing Voices” in Choral Journal, 46, No. 6, December 2005.
“Franz Liszt’s Oratorio Christus” in Choral Journal, 46, No. 5, November 2005.
“Would the real Christus please stand up?” in Newsletter of the American Liszt Society, 21, No. 1.
 
REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
“Christus: Following the Paper Trail” in American Choral Review, 67, No. 1, Spring 2005: 1–8.

PRESENTATIONS

WORKSHOPS
“Changing Adolescent Male Voices.” UM Honor Choir 2005
 
LECTURES
Christus: Pre-concert lecture.” University of Nebraska at Lincoln
“Creating a New Edition of Christus.” American Liszt Society Festival
“Editing Manuscripts and Primary Sources.” (UNL) doctoral music students
Christus: Following the Paper Trail.” ACDA National Convention, Los Angeles
2005

2005

2005

2005

ACADEMIC HONORS + AWARDS

Elected to Pi Kappa Lambda 2006
University of Miami Graduate Award for Excellence 2006
Adobe Graduate Innovation Award ($1000) 2005
First Prize, UM Citizen’s Board Research and Creativity Forum 2005
UM Research funding in London, Germany, and Hungary ($30K+) 2005
Featured in The Eye (UM graduate school newsletter) 2005
Featured in Score (UM music school newsletter) 2005
Fulbright Award (finalist) 2005
Presser Music Award ($7500) 2004
UM Provost Travel Award ($1000) 2004
UM Graduate School Research Grant ($1000) 2004
Joseph and Grace W. Valentine Scholarship, The Juilliard School 1985–1988
Duke Scholarship, The Juilliard School 1983–1985
Elected to Mortar Board and Phi Kappa Alpha, Baylor University 1982

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

My foremost objective is to help prepare students for a life beyond college: A life that is productive and contributes to the betterment of society: A life that provides personal satisfaction and fulfillment: A life wherein the student thinks autonomously and forms considered opinions based on observation and thoughtful anaylsis.  
 
MUSIC MAJORS
Music schools and conservatories must graduate professionals who are well-skilled in rudiments such as sight reading and aural comprehension as well as instrumental and vocal performance. Students will be successful when they sight read fluently and function like professional musicians. Students who practice professionalism in school and master the tasks of professionals are most likely to succeed.  
 
NON-MAJORS
Students who are not majors and who do not envision music as a profession must be challenged to fulfill their individual potential; they must be encouraged to devote as much of their time and energy to musical pursuits as is feasible. With them, a teacher’s main responsibility is to heighten their enjoyment of musical studies; to cultivate in them an appreciation of all types of music so that they will see that music remains an integral component of American culture.  
 
COMMUNITY MEMBERS
Community-based bands and choruses provide members with the potential for comraderie and musical pleasure; they also generate tremendous goodwill for the hosting organization. Moreover, these non-professional music lovers provide a model for non-majors, a life wherein music can be enjoyed and performed without the burdens and stresses that professional musicians must endure. Such organizations draw wide and varied audiences and remind listeners how much satisfaction can be had from attending concerts—particularly those performed by friends and family.  

Read a more comprehensive teaching philosophy here.

SELECTED REPERTOIRE

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MAJOR WORKS PERFORMED
  Bach, J.S. O Jesu Christ, mein Lebens Licht, BWV 118
2005
    Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4
2003
    Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140 1983
    Magnificat, BWV 243 1982 1982
  Bach, P.D.Q. The Triumphs of Thusnelda , S. 1601 2003
    A Consort of Choral Christmas Carols, S. 359 1998
  Beethoven, Ludwig Opferlied, op. 121 2005
  Brahms, Johannes Ein deutsches Requiem 1998
  Britten, Benjamin Noye’s Fludde 1984
    The Death of the Bishop of Brindisi 1983
    Ceremony of Carols 1982
  Bülow, Hans von Fünf Gedichte von Richard Pohl, op. 15 2006
  Byrd, William Mass for Four Voices 1991
    Mass for Three Voices 1994
  Copland, Aaron Four Motets (Bible) 2000
  Ellington, Duke Three Sacred Concerts 2000
  Fauré, Gabriel Requiem 2010
  Fuchs, Kenneth In The Clearing 1999
  Haydn, Joseph Cantilena pro Adventu 1999
    Missa brevis “St. Johannes de Deo” 1991
  Kodály, Zoltán Jesus and the Traders 2000
  Liebermann, Lowell Missa brevis, op. 15 (Commission) 1986
  Liszt, Franz Bells of the Strasbourg Cathedral 2006
    “Die drei heiligen Könige” from Christus 2005
    Ossa arida 2005
    Via crucis 1999
    “Stabat mater dolorosa” from Christus 1999
    Missa choralis 1988
  Menotti, Gian Carlo Amahl and the Night Visitors 1983
  Mozart, W.A. Missa brevis in C, k. 258 1987
    Motet in F, Exsultate, jubilate, k. 165 1986
    Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, k. 339 1984
  Pinkham, Daniel Christmas Cantata 1999
  Respighi, Ottorino Lauda per la Nativitá del Signore 1998
  Rutter, John Magnificat 1999
    Gloria 2009
  Schönberg, Arnold Sechs Stücke für Mannerchor, op. 35 2005
  Schubert, Franz Deutsche Messe, d. 872 1995
  Schütz, Heinrich Jubilate Deo, swv 332 1998
    Das Vaterunser, swv 411 1998
    Ave Maria, swv 334 1998
  Van Ness, Patricia Cor mei cordis 1999
  Vaughan Williams, R. Five Mystical Songs 2000
  Vivaldi, Antonio Gloria 1997
       
MAJOR WORKS PREPARED  
  Bach, J.S. Mass in b-minor, BWV 232 2005
  Corigliano, John Fern Hill 2004
  Handel, G.F. Messiah 1982
  Maslanka, David Mass 2005
  Mozart, W.A. Mass solemnis, k. 139 1996

REFERENCES

Prof. Frank Cooper
Frost School of Music
University of Miami
907 Alhambra Cir
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305.444.7810
Email Prof. Cooper
Prof. Nick Strimple
Thornton School of Music
Univ. of Southern California
840 West 34th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089
213.821.5756
Email Dr. Strimple

Prof. Jo-Michael Scheibe
Thornton School of Music
Univ. of Southern California
840 West 34th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90089
213.740.3226
Email Dr. Scheibe
Prof. Ryan Holder
Northern Arizona University
PO Box 6040
Flagstaff, AZ 86011
928.523.2748
Email Dr. Holder
Gregg Redner, PhD
Metropolitan United Church
468 Wellington Street
London, ON N6A 3P8
Canada
519.432.7189
Email Dr. Redner
Christoph Heimbucher
Choral Editor (ret.)
Bärenreiter-Verlag
Wiegandsbreite 33b
34131 Kassel, Germany
0049 561 3161227
Email Herr Heimbucher
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