Dr. Melinda Doyle, UM
SATB Choir & Middle School Mixed Choir
Dr. Melinda Doyle is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at the University of Montevallo, where she conducts the Concert Choir, University Chorus and teaches undergraduate choral conducting and choral methods. Dr. Doyle received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting under the tutelage of Dr. Kenneth Fulton, with a related field of Orchestral Conducting from Louisiana State University. Her previous appointments have included Visiting Choral Director at Tulane University, Visiting Director of Choral Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University, Director of Music and Worship at University United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge, Director of Music at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Baton Rouge, Director of Choirs at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church and Director of Choral Activities at Howard W. Blake Performing Arts High School, both in Tampa, Florida.
Choirs under Dr. Doyle’s direction have offered invitational performances for the American Choral Directors Association, Alabama Music Educators Association, Florida Music Educators Association, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra as well as some of the finest performance venues throughout Europe. Most recently, she led the University of Montevallo Concert Choir on its inaugural summer 2015 European tour with multiple concerts in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Vienna.
Frequently in demand as a clinician and adjudicator, Dr. Doyle has conducted honor choirs at all levels. She currently serves as the Repertoire and Standards Chair for College and University Choirs for the Alabama American Choral Director Association (ACDA) and has served in the same capacity as the High School Repertoire and Standards Chair for the Florida ACDA. Dr. Doyle remains an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO), Alabama Music Educators Association (AMEA), and Alabama Vocal Association (AVA).
Dr. Damion Womack, MC
SSA Choir & 6th Grade Choir
Dr. Damion Womack currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities and Mississippi College. His duties include conducting all choral ensembles and teaching conducting and choral literature. Choral ensembles under the direction of Dr. Womack have performed by juried invitation for regional and national conventions of The American Choral Directors Association, and The National Association for Music Education. Prior to his appointment at Mississippi College, Dr. Womack served as Chair of Fine Arts and Director of Choral Activities at Huntingdon College and Director of the Arts and Choral Conductor at The Montgomery Academy where he received the McLemore Award for Excellence in Teaching.
Dr. Womack is in demand as a guest conductor and clinician. He has presented workshops and lectures for ACDA and NAfME conventions. His research topics include choral tone, unified and expressive singing, and word stress. Dr. Womack has conducted honor choir festivals in Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Illinois, Florida, Arkansas, and Virginia. Dr. Womack currently serves as the American Choral Director’s Association National Youth Choirs Coordinator and has served on planning committees for the 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2018 ACDA Southern Region Conventions.
Dr. Womack holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC and holds Music Education degrees from Alabama A&M University and Alabama State University.
CredentialsB.S. in Music Education, Alabama A&M University
M.M.Ed. in Music Education, Alabama State University
D.M.A. in Choral Conducting, University of South Carolina
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