Graduates from the University of Arizona leave trained and equipped for many jobs in the choral world. Below is a list of conductors and educators who studied with us here at UA. You’ll note our gifted alumni lead junior and senior high school choral programs, music ministry programs, and community choirs. Moreover, recent DMA graduates now lead choral programs of distinction at colleges and universities throughout the nation.

Learn about our alumni in:

College & University Positions | Professional & Community Positions | School & Church Positions

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College & Universities

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Lisa A. Billingham, DMA

George Mason University
Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, UMKC Conservatory of Music
BME, Indiana University


Lee Nelson, DMA

Daniel Black, DMA

Houghton College
Assistant Professor, Director of Choral Activities

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, Houghton College
BM, Northwestern University


Lee Nelson, DMA

Sherrill Blodget, DMA

Castleton University
Professor, Director of Choral Activities

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, University of Oregon
MM, Pennsylvania State University
BA, Yale University


Lee Nelson, DMA

Charles Brown, DMA

Concordia University Chicago
Director of Choral Activities

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, Westminster Choir College
BM, Westminster Choir College


Lee Nelson, DMA

Trent Brown, DMA

Florida Gulf Coast University
Associate Professor

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
BM, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire


Lee Nelson, DMA

Timothy Campbell, DMA

University of South Dakota
Assistant Professor

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, University of Minnesota
BS, Bemidji State University


Lee Nelson, DMA

Jason Dungee, DMA

University of South Florida
Visiting Instructor of Choral Studies

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, Westminster Choir College
BM, Hampton University


Lee Nelson, DMA

Scott Finch, DMA

Covenant College
Associate Professor

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, Temple University
BM, Covenant College


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Scott Glysson, DMA

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Assistant Professor, Director of Choral Activities & Vocal Studies

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, University of Arizona
BM, George Mason University


Lee Nelson, DMA

Richard Hintze, DMA

Spring Arbor University
Associate Professor, Director of Choral Activities

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, Texas State University
BM, Arizona State University


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Joni Jensen, DMA

Texas Woman’s University
Professor, Director of Choral Activities

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, Brigham Young University
BM, Brigham Young University


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Brandon Johnson, DMA

Eastern Michigan University
Director of Choral Activities

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, University of Arizona
BME, Concordia College


Lee Nelson, DMA

Nicole Lamartine, DMA

University of Wyoming
Associate Professor, Director of Choral Activities

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, University of Arizona
BM, New Mexico State University


Lee Nelson, DMA

Thomas Lerew, DMA

Trevecca Nazarene University
Assistant Professor, Director of Choral Activities

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, Syracuse University
BM, Houghton College


Lee Nelson, DMA

Aaron McDermid, DMA

University of Jamestown (ND)
Director of Choral Activities

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, University of Michigan
BM, Concordia College - Moorhead


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Matthew Mehaffey, DMA

University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
Professor, Associate Director of Choral Activities

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, Westminster Choir College
BM, Bucknell University


Lee Nelson, DMA

Brad Miller, DMA

University of Minnesota, Morris
Director of Choral Activities

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, University of Minnesota
BM, Concordia College - Moorhead


Lee Nelson, DMA

Lee Nelson, DMA

Wartburg College
Professor, Director of Choral Activities

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, University of Arizona
BM, Concordia College


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John Perkins, DMA

Butler University
Assistant Professor, Associate Director of Choral Activities

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, Temple University
BM, Westminster Choir College

Lee Nelson, DMA

John Peterson, DMA

Malone University
Assistant Professor, Director of Choral Activities

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, Southern Methodist University
BM, Austin College


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Brett Robison, DMA

Viterbo University
Assistant Professor

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, University of New Mexico
BM, Luther College


Lee Nelson, DMA

Jennaya Robison, DMA

Luther College
Assistant Professor

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, University of New Mexico
BA, Luther College


Lee Nelson, DMA

Brent Rogers, DMA

Dickinson State University
Assistant Professor, Director of Choral Activities

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, Brigham Young University
BM, Brigham Young University


Lee Nelson, DMA

Jamie Spillane, DMA

University of Connecticut
Associate Professor, Director of Choral Activities

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, University of Connecticut
BM, Ithaca College


Lee Nelson, DMA

Alan Stevens, DMA

East Tennessee State University
Associate Director of Choral Activities, Coordinator of Vocal Music Education

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, Northern Illinois University
BM, Millikin University


Lee Nelson, DMA

Christopher Thomas, DMA

Rowan University
Associate Professor, Director of Choral Activities, & Department Chair

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, University of Arizona
BM, Millikin University


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Tony Thornton, DMA

The University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Associate Professor, Director of Choral Studies

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, Louisiana State University
BM, Westminster Choir College


Lee Nelson, DMA

John R. Weiss, DMA

Mississippi Valley State University
Associate Professor, Choral Director

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, University of California, Irvine
BM, Boston University


 
 

Professional & Community

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Luçik Aprahämian, DMA

Resound Ensemble
Artistic Director

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, University of California at Santa Cruz
BM, University of California at Santa Cruz


Lee Nelson, DMA

Brad Barrett, DMA

Chorale Midwest
Artistic Director

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, Missouri State University
BM, Missouri State University


Lee Nelson, DMA

Eric Holtan, DMA

True Concord
Music Director & Founder

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, University of Iowa
BM, Gustavus Adolphus College


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Lynnel Joy Jenkins, DMA

Princeton Girlchoir
Artistic Director

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, Temple University
BM, Westminster Choir College


Lee Nelson, DMA

Elliot Jones, DMA

Arizona Repertory Singers
Music Director

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, Indiana University
BM, New York University


Lee Nelson, DMA

Heather Mitchell, DMA

Manhattan Concert Productions
Conductor-in-Residence

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, St. Cloud State University
BM, Rollins College


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Marcela Molina, DMA

Tucson Girls Chorus
Artistic & Executive Director

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, University of Arizona
BM, Westminster Choir College


Lee Nelson, DMA

Phil Moody, DMA

CORO
Founder and Artistic Director

DMA, University of Arizona
MM (conducting & voice), University of New Mexico
MM (orch/opera conducting), University of Houston
BSM, St. Olaf College


 

Schools & Churches

Lee Nelson, DMA

Luke Lusted, DMA

Camelback Bible Church, Phoenix
Pastor of Worship and Music

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, University of Arizona
BM, Louisiana Tech University


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David Gardner, DMA

Univ. Presbyterian Church, Seattle
Director of Worship and Arts

DMA, University of Arizona
MA, Western Seminary
BA, Seattle Pacific University


Lee Nelson, DMA

Alla Generalow, DMA

St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary
Director of Liturgical Music

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, Michigan State University
BM, SUNY Albany


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Douglas Leightenheimer, DMA

St. Michael & All Angels Episcopal Church
Director of Music

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, Westminster Choir College
BM, University of Kentucky


Lee Nelson, DMA

Greg Silverman, DMA

Silverman Ministries

DMA, University of Arizona
MM, Temple University
BM, University of Massachusetts, Amherst