The University of Texas at Tyler

UT Tyler Patriot Singers

UT Tyler Patriot Singers

 

Director of choral activities (2008-)

Associate Professor (2014-present)
Assistant Professor (2008-2014)

Conducting the Patriot Singers and Concert Chorale; building choir memberships; memorization of 40-50 new works per year; orchestra/choral masterworks; combined recruiting performances; numerous local and regional outreach/service performances; creation of professional branding and marketing, news articles, audience contact management, YouTube channel and increasing audience concert attendance from less than 100 to 400+.


Concert Performances

  • Come Away Sweet Love, Tyler Orthodox Presbyterian Church, April 27, 2019

  • Masterworks Concert: Duruflé Requiem, combined with Cantori - Choral Artists of East Texas, First Baptist Church, Tyler, March 2, 2019

  • Together In Song, combined concert with Trinity Valley Community College, Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul, Tyler, February 2, 2019

  • Good Tidings! First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, December 8, 2018

  • Shout Glory! First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, October 13, 2018

  • Combined concert with East Texas Symphony and East Texas Symphony Chorus, Beethoven Symphony 9, Brahms’ Nanie, and Handel’s Zadok the Priest; UT Tyler Cowan Center, April 28, 2018

  • A Spring Concert, combined concert with East Texas Symphony Chorus, Chapel of Saints Peter and Paul, Tyler, April 19, 2018

  • Concert Chorale combined guest performance with Voices of Faith homeschool regional choir, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, March 23, 2018

  • Together In Song, combined concert with Tyler Junior College, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, March 3, 2018

  • What Sweeter Music, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, December 9, 2017

  • My Song in the Night, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, October 14, 2017

  • A Concert for Zoe, Patriot Singers with Philippine Madrigal Singers, Tyler Caldwell Auditorium, September 5, 2017

  • I Carry Your Heart With Me, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, April 29, 2017

  • Masterworks Concert: Mozart Missa Brevis in C, combined with Tyler Junior College, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, March 4, 2017

  • What Cheer, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, December 10, 2016

  • Come Sing With Me, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, October 8, 2016

  • Swing Into Spring, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, April 23, 2016

  • Masterworks Concert: Fauré Requiem, combined with Tyler Junior College, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, March 4, 2016

  • Patriot Singers Feature Opening forVocalosity, UT Tyler Cowan Center, March 1, 2016

  • Patriot Singers Feature Concert, UT Tyler Longview Campus, January 29, 2016

  • The Marvel of This Night, Combined Christmas Concert with Voices of Faith community home-school choir, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, December 5, 2015

  • A Jubilant Song, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, October 20, 2015

  • Songs for Spring, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, April 25, 2015

  • How Can I Keep From Singing? Combined Invitational Concert with Brook Hill School, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, April 11, 2015

  • Masterworks Concert: Haydn ‘Little Organ Mass’ and Other Choral Delights, combined with Tyler Junior College, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, February 28, 2015

  • ‘Tis Winter Now, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, December 6, 2014

  • Combined concert with the Swingle Singers, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, October 18, 2014

  • From Distant Shores, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, May 3, 2014

  • How Can I Keep From Singing?  Combined Invitational Concert with Brook Hill School, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, April 1, 2014

  • Masterworks Concert: Bach and Friends, also featuring the UT Tyler Guitar Ensemble, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, March 1, 2014

  • Patriot Singers Feature Concert, First United Methodist Church, Henderson, February 9, 2014

  • Here We Come A-Caroling, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, December 7, 2013

  • The Singing Heart, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, October 19, 2013

  • Songs & Sonnets, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, May 4, 2013

  • Masterworks Concert: Vivaldi Gloria/Schubert Mass in G, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, March 2, 2013

  • Patriot Singers Feature Concert, First United Methodist Church, Longview, January 26, 2013

  • Christmas Comes Anew, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, December 8, 2012

  • I Can Tell the World, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, October 20, 2012

  • Songs of Spring: Poets, Pleasures and Pirates, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, May 5, 2012

  • Masterworks Concert: English Anthems & John Rutter Gloria, First Christian Church, Tyler, March 3, 2012

  • Patriot Singers Feature Concert, Trinity Episcopal Church, Longview, January 28, 2012

  • Still, Still, Still – Songs of the Season; First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, December 10, 2011

  • Christmas Downtown Concert Series, Patriot Singers, Marvin United Methodist Church, Tyler, December 7, 2011

  • My Song in the Night, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, October 29, 2011

  • The Road Home, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, May 7, 2011

  • Masterworks Concert: Rutter Requiem, combined with Lon Morris College Master Singers, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, February 27, 2011

  • What Sweeter Music, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, December 12, 2010

  • Christmas Downtown Concert Series, Patriot Singers, Marvin United Methodist Church, Tyler, December 8, 2010

  • Sing Me to Heaven, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, October 23, 2010

  • If Music Be the Food of Love, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, May 2, 2010

  • East Texas A Cappella Festival, Patriot Singers, Glennwood Church of Christ, Tyler, April 10, 2010

  • Masterworks Concert: Fauré Requiem, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, February 28, 2010

  • Sing We Now of Christmas, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, December 13, 2009

  • My Spirit Sang All Day, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, November 15, 2009

  • Homecoming Choral Showcase, Braithwaite Recital Hall, UT Tyler, October 16, 2009

  • Saints, Sonnets & Spirituals, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, May 3, 2009

  • Masterworks Concert: Duruflé Requiem Masterworks Performance, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, March 1, 2009

  • A Celebration of Christmas, First Presbyterian Church, Tyler, December 13, 2008

  • A Heritage of Thanksgiving: Music of Faith & Folk Traditions; Marvin United Methodist Church, Tyler, November 15, 2008

  • Fall Choral Showcase, Braithwaite Recital Hall, UT Tyler, October 11, 2008


Recordings/Multimedia

  • CD: I Carry Your Heart With Me, Patriot Singers and Concert Chorale, full-length album produced for public distribution, January 2018

  • CD: I Carry Your Heart With Me, Patriot Singers and Concert Chorale, full-length album produced at request of university President and Advancement, to be used for private VIP distribution, December 2017

  • Music Video: Little Drummer Boy, Patriot Singers, produced at request of university President and Marketing, distributed across social media and to all university email contacts as official university Christmas e-card, December 2017

  • Youtube.com/Patriot Singers, dedicated streaming channel for university choirs with 150 public videos


Conference Performances

  • Louisiana Music Educators Association Conference, presentation, “Out of Obscurity, An Artistic and Administrative Case Study in Building a Successful Regional Choral Music Program,” November 23, 2019

  • College Music Society South Central Region Conference, Concert Chorale performance of the Duruflé Requiem, March 21, 2019

  • College Music Society South Central Region Conference, lecture-recital, “Composer’s Delight or Fright? Upon Writing for the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, with Viola Soloist,” March 21, 2019

  • College Music Society South Central Region Conference, Patriot Singers collaborate lecture-recital performance, “Out of Obscurity, An Artistic and Administrative Case Study in Building a Successful Regional Choral Music Program,” March 16, 2018


Service, Recruiting, and Community Outreach Performances

  • Patriot Singers performance for Camp Fannin World Ward II Veterans Reunion; UT Health Science Center

  • Patriot Singers performance of the National Anthem at Dallas Mavericks NBA basketball game, American Airlines Center, Dallas (20,000 audience), February 13, 2019

  • Patriot Singers performance and workshop with Kilgore College Chorale, January 24, 2018

  • Patriot Singers performance for Hilltop Church of the Nazarene Christmas Banquet, Tyler, December 1, 2018

  • Patriot Singers performance for T.K. Gorman Middle School Choir, Chapel of Staints Peter and Paul, Tyler, April 18, 2018

  • Patriot Singers musical flash mob in University Center, UT Tyler, March 5, 2018

  • Patriot Singers performance for UT Tyler Development Board & Councils Valentine Reception, Alumni House, February 10, 2018

  • Patriot Singers performance for UT Tyler Development Board & Councils Holiday Reception, Alumni House, December 1, 2017

  • Patriot Singers performance for Office of Alumni Relations event at downtown Liberty Hall Theatre following Tyler Christmas Parade, November 30, 2017

  • Concert Chorale performance for School of Performing Arts All-Steinway Celebration, September 14, 2017

  • Patriot Singer performance for Inaugural Gala Dinner of Dr. Michael Tidwell, September 12, 2017

  • Concert Chorale performance during UT Tyler Presidential Inauguration of Dr. Michael Tidwell, September 12, 2017

  • Concert Chorale performance of Mozart’s Missa Brevis in C (K. 258) for on-campus mass service administered by Catholic Campus Ministry in Choral Rehearsal Hall

  • Patriot Singers performance for University Donor Board Dinner with President Tidwell, White Lobby, Cowan Center, March 23, 2017

  • Patriot Singers University Donor Caroling for UT Tyler Advancement, December 2, 2016

  • Patriot Singers performance for Dr. Rod Mabry, Presidential Retirement Dinner, UT Tyler, November 3, 2016

  • Patriot Singers performance for Trinity Mother Frances Leadership Conference, Rose Heights Church, Tyler, October 21, 2016

  • Patriot Singers Dallas Performance/Recruiting Tour; performances and workshops at Allen High School, J.J. Pearce High School, Berkner High School, North Mesquite High School, North Garland High School, Naaman Forest High School, Hebron High School, September 14-15, 2016

  • Patriot Singers performance and workshop with Whitehouse High School Varsity Choir and Theatre Department, October 25, 2016

  • Patriot Singers performance at Hubbard Middle School choir Christmas Concert, December 10, 2015

  • Patriot Singers University Donor Caroling for UT Tyler Advancement, November 30, 2015

  • Patriot Singers performance and workshop with Forney High School Concert Choir and Chamber Choir, April 1, 2015

  • Patriot Singers performance and workshop with Woodrow Wilson High School Mixed Choir (Dallas), April 1, 2015

  • Patriot Singers performance and workshop with Ursuline Academy of Dallas choir, April 1, 2015

  • Patriot Singers performance for Trinity Mother Frances Leadership Conference, Rose Heights Church, Tyler, January 29, 2015

  • Patriot Singers performance and workshop with Robert E. Lee High School Mixed Choir, and Women’s Choir, December 12, 2014

  • Patriot Singers performance for University Development Board Holiday Reception, Cascades Country Club, Tyler, December 8, 2014

  • Patriot Singers University Donor Caroling for UT Tyler Advancement, December 1, 2014

  • Patriot Singers performance and workshop with Grace High School Choir, October 31, 2014

  • Patriot Singers performance and workshop with Kilgore College Chorale, October 14, 2014

  • Patriot Singers performance for Texas Association of Symphony Orchestras luncheon, Tyler, April 25, 2014

  • Patriot Singers performance for UT Tyler Distinguished Alumni Gala, March 29, 2014

  • Patriot Singers performance for Christmas Downtown Lunchtime Concert Series, First Baptist Church, Tyler, December 5, 2014

  • Patriot Singers performance for Christmas Downtown Lunchtime Concert Series, Christ Episcopal Church, Tyler, December 3, 2014

  • Patriot Singers University Donor Caroling for UT Tyler Advancement, December 2, 2013

  • Patriot Singers performance at TMEA Region 21 Middle & High School Choir Festival, UT Tyler Cowan Center, November 16, 2013

  • Patriot Singers University Donor Caroling for UT Tyler Advancement, December 3, 2012

  • Patriot Singers performance for University Development Board Holiday Reception in president’s home, Tyler, December 2, 2012

  • Patriot Singers performance for First Christian Church Thanksgiving Banquet, World Missions Fundraiser, Tyler, November 15, 2012

  • Patriot Singers performance for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) Volunteer Recognition Banquet, Tyler, October 4, 2012

  • Patriot Singers performance for UT Tyler 40th Anniversary/Distinguished Alumni Gala, Tyler, March 30, 2012

  • Patriot Singers performance at Houston Community College Central High School Choral Festival; schools present— Ridge Point Fort Bend Treble Choir, Lamar Consolidated High School Mixed Choir, North Forest High School Treble Choir, Eisenhower High School Treble JV Choir, Marshall High School Treble Choir, Eisenhower High School Mixed Choir, George Ranch High School Choir, Eisenhower Varsity Treble Choir, March 23, 2013

  • Patriot Singers Houston Performance/Recruiting Tour; performance and workshop at San Jacinto College, and Houston Community College Northwest, March 22, 2013

  • Patriot Singers performance at TMEA Region 21 Middle & High School Choir Festival, UT Tyler Cowan Center, November 3, 2012

  • Patriot Singers performance and workshop at Greenville High School, April 23, 2012

  • Patriot Singers performance for High School Region 4 Student Body Officer Conference, 500 students attending, UT Tyler, February 29, 2012

  • Patriot Singers performance for Christmas Downtown Lunchtime Concert Series, Marvin United Methodist Church, Tyler, December 7, 2011

  • Patriot Singers University Donor Caroling for UT Tyler Advancement, December 5, 2011

  • Patriot Singers performance for Sounds of the Season, community Christmas Concert, First Christian Church Chancel Choir, Tyler, December 4, 2011

  • Patriot Singers performance for University Development Board Holiday Reception in president’s home, Tyler, December 4, 2011

  • Patriot Singers performance for Texas Veterans Land Board Nursing Home dedication, Tyler, November 9, 2011

  • Patriot Singers performance for UT Tyler Founders Dinner with past Presidents and UT System Board of Regents Chairman and representatives, November 3, 2011

  • Patriot Singers musical flash mob in University Center, UT Tyler, October 24, 2011

  • Patriot Singers performance for Christmas Downtown Lunchtime Concert Series, Marvin United Methodist Church, Tyler, December 8, 2010

  • Patriot Singers performance for University Development Board Holiday Reception, December 6, 2010

  • Patriot Singers University Donor Caroling for UT Tyler Advancement, hospitals, businesses, December 6, 2010

  • Patriot Singers performance for East Texas A Cappella Festival,Glenwood Church of Christ, Tyler, April 20, 2010

  • Patriot Singers performance for UT Tyler Donor Christmas Breakfast, president’s home, December 13, 2009

  • Patriot Singers performance for Citizen’s First Bank Christmas Party, outreach performance, Hollytree Country Club, December 9, 2009

  • Patriot Singers University Donor Caroling for UT Tyler Advancement, hospitals, businesses, December 4, 2009

  • Patriot Singers performance for Hollytree Country Club Homeowners Association Christmas Party, December 3, 2009

  • Patriot Singers performance for Mistletoe & Magic, Jr. League of Tyler, Harvey Convention Center, Tyler, November 14, 2009

  • Patriot Singers performance at UT Tyler Patriot Preview Day, October 24, 2009

  • Patriot Singers performance for University Candlelight Vigil with Dr. Mabry, Patriot Tyler Ballroom, September 11, 2009

  • UT Tyler Summer Singers performance for Tyler Downtown Rotary Club, July 9, 2009

  • Patriot Singers performance at President’s Dinner for UT Tyler Donors and UT System Chancellor, Ornelas Center, April 2, 2009

  • Patriot Singers performance at UT Tyler Patriot Preview Day, March 28, 2009

  • Patriot Singers performance and workshop at Grace Community High School, March 25, 2009

  • Patriot Singers performance for Tyler Newcomer’s Club Christmas Party, Willow Brook Country Club, Tyler, December 12, 2008

  • Patriot Singers University Donor Caroling for UT Tyler Advancement, hospitals, businesses, December 9, 2008

  • Patriot Singers recruiting performance an workshop at Whitehouse High School, November 6, 2008

  • Patriot Singers performances (2) at Hideaway Lake Retirement Community, November 1, 2008

  • Patriot Singers recruiting performance and workshop at Chapel Hill High School, October 21, 2008