Alan Zabriskie, Phd Director of Choral Activities Assistant Professor of Music Office: Utt 211 Phone: 660-543-4162 email: [email protected] Joined faculty: Fall 2010 Alan Zabriskie is Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music Education at the University of Central Missouri where he conducts the Concert Choir and the Women's Chorus. He holds a B.M. degree from the University of Utah in Music Education, an M.M. in Choral Conducting/Music Education from Brigham Young University, and a Ph.D. in Choral Conducting/Music Education from The Florida State University. He taught for five years in the Clark County School District in Southern Nevada. Alan's Centennial High School Chamber Singers performed at the 2007 ACDA National Convention in Miami, Florida. The Chamber Singers was one of only seven high school choirs invited to perform, and only the second choir ever invited from the state of Nevada. Alan has served as chorus master for the Utah Lyric Opera and Florida State University Opera. Additionally, he has served as an adjudicator and clinician in choral festivals and conferences in Florida, Nevada, and Utah. Alan's textbook Foundations of Choral Tone: A Proactive and Healthy Approach to Choral Blend was released in October 2009. He has conducted choirs on performance tours in the United States and abroad, including at the famed St. Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy. Alan's main conducting mentors include Ronald Staheli, Andre Thomas, and Kevin Fenton. Alan is a member of NCCO, ACDA, and MENC and has served terms as secretary of the Nevada Music Educators Association and as treasurer of the Nevada Chapter of ACDA. He also co-chaired the Clark County School District Mixed Honor Choir.