Texas Tech University

School of music ensembles

Graduate Studies in Choral Conducting

Graduate study in Choral Conducting at Texas Tech University follows two paths, leading to these degress:

Students accepted into the program experience an immersive environment with a strong focus on choral literature, artistic conducting, and rehearsal pedagogy. Graduate conductors enjoy significant podium time both as teaching assistants and as primary conductors for selected TTU choirs. The flexible course of study allows one to pursue interests in vocal pedagogy, music theory, musicology, and other related areas of study. Graduates of the Choral Conducting Program at Texas Tech University currently work at colleges and universities throughout the country, as well as in secondary settings and sacred institutions. They are also involved in positions of leadership at state and national levels through TCDA, TMEA, ACDA, and other professional organizations.

Current Graduate Students

  • Andrew Huish (DMA) Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Brad Light (DMA) Lubbock, Texas
  • Kaycee Logsdon (MM) Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
  • Victoria Pitre (DMA) Orlando, Florida
  • Stephanie Reyes (DMA) Baytown, Texas
  • Hwanwook Lee (DMA) Seoul, South Korea

Recent Former Graduate Students (2009 - Present)

Doctor of Musical Arts

  • Jake Taylor (2021), Interim Director of Choral Activities, New Mexico State University
  • Jonathon Barranco (2020), Director of Choral Activities, Henderson State University
  • Justin Nelson (2019), Director of Choral Activities, Southern Arkansas University
  • Benjamin Hawkinson (2018), Associate Director of Choirs, Millikin University
  • Jeff Goolsby (2018), Director of Choral Activities, Abilene Christian University
  • Ryan Person (2018), Director of Choral Activities, Morningside College
  • Matthew Carey (2017), Director of Choral Activities, University of Alabama in Hunstville
  • Barb Lamont (2016), Director of Choral Activities, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Sarah Ludwig (2016), Assistant Director of Choral Activities, The College of St. Scholastica
  • Joe Svendsen (2016),  Director of Choral Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Stephanie Council (2015), Director of Choral Studies, Simpson Collegetre
  • Eric Posada (2015), Director of Choral Activities, San Angelo State University
  • Trey Davis (2013), Associate Director of Choral Activities, Louisiana State University
  • Andrew Kreckmann (2013), Director of Choral Studies, Sacramento State University
  • Kristina Caswell MacMullen (2012), Associate Professor of Choral Studies, University of North Texas
  • Andrea Pobanz (2010), Director of Liturgy & Music, St. Austin Catholic Parish
  • Hyung Sek Chae (2009), Director of Choral Music Studies, Wayland Baptist University
  • Sigurd Øgaard (2009), Domkantor, Bergen, Norway

Master of Music

  • Jimmy Robertson, Head Choir Director, Reedy High School, Frisco, Texas
  • Amy Moss, Head Choir Director, Frenship High School, Lubbock, Texas
  • Trenton Davis (2020), Head Choir Director, Lowery Freshman Center, Allen, Texas
  • Jacob Garcia (2020), Choir Director, Tennyson Middle School, Waco, Texas
  • Debbie Seitter (2020), Head Choir Director, Vines High School, Plano, Texas
  • Harrison Saldaña (2019), Worship Leader, Fellowship of Wildwood, Glencoe, Missouri
  • David Warren (2019)
  • Chris Jorns (2017), Assistant Choir Director, Lubbock High School, Lubbock, Texas
  • Ryan Sullivan (2016), Director of Choral Activities, Arkansas State University
  • Justine Halamicek Falch (2015), Head Choir Director, Killeen High School, Killeen, Texas
  • Dan Smith (2015)
  • Rossana Ardila (2013)
  • Justin Duncan (2011), Music Director, Lubbock Moonlight Musicals


Auditions for choirs for Fall 2022 will take place August 22-24. Click on the link below to sign up:

Please enroll in your desired ensemble prior to the audition. For course numbers
and meeting times, click on the individual choir links. Audition requirements for each ensemble are listed below:

Alan Zabriskie


Contact the Director

Dr. Alan Zabriskie
Director of Choral Studies
Associate Professor of Music