Director of Choral Studies / Associate Professor of Music
Phone: (806) 834-8154
Office: School of Music, Room 114
Under Alan's direction, notable choral performances include a National Convention of the American Choral Directors Association, as the headline choir for the Missouri Music Educators Association In-service Workshop/Conference, and multiple appearances at Carnegie Hall. He has served as chorus master for the Utah Lyric Opera and Florida State University Opera, and has conducted honor choirs and served as clinician in choral festivals and conferences throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, and Asia. He has also conducted choirs on performance tours in the United States and abroad. Alan's textbook Foundations of Choral Tone: A Proactive and Healthy Approach to Choral Blend has been adopted by numerous universities and choral conductors around the world. His main conducting mentors include Kevin Fenton, Ronald Staheli, and André Thomas.
Alan is a member of NCCO, ACDA, and NAfME and has served terms as a national board member for the National Collegiate Choral Organization, R&S Chair for Multicultural Music for the Missouri Choral Directors Association, secretary of the Nevada Music Educators Association, and treasurer of the Nevada Choral Directors Association.