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Joy Elizabeth Meade is current pursing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in conducting at the University of Georgia. She is also the recipient of the Presidential Graduate Fellowship. Joy currently serves as an assitant conductor of the Hodgson Singers and the University Chorus.
She holds a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College, and a Bachelor of Arts degrees in Voice Performance and French from the University of Richmond. She has been a member of the Westminster Choir and has studied conducting under Joe Miller, Andrew Megill, James Jordan, and Jeffrey Riehl.
Lauren Whitham is a first year DMA student at the University of Georgia. She currently teaches two sections of Aural Skills and acts as Manager and Assistant Conductor of several university choirs. Ms. Whitham earned her Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Western Washington University with Dr. Leslie Guelker-Cone, and her Bachelor of Music Education degree, from Pacific Lutheran University with Dr. Richard Nance. Under her direction, Ms. Whitham’s choirs have performed at WMEA Conferences in 2010 and 2014. As an active member of both NAfME and ACDA, Ms. Whitham is frequently invited to present conference interest sessions titled “Creative Classroom Management: Stop Disciplining and Start Teaching” and “Music Literacy: Finding the Key to Independent Learning in the Choral Classroom.” In addition to her K-12 work in the public schools, Ms. Whitham taught undergraduate courses at Western Washington University in aural skills and keyboarding, and conducted the Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, and WWU’s premier choral group, Western Voices. Most recently she served as a Visiting Instructor of Music at Pacific Lutheran University where she conducted the University Chorale and University Singers, and taught undergraduate courses in choral music education.
Lee Wright is a DMA student in Choral Conducting at UGA, where he is the assistant conductor for Hodgson Singers and University Chorus. Previously, Lee taught for twelve years in Birmingham, Alabama at John Carroll Catholic High School. While there, the John Carroll Singers were selected to sing at the Alabama Music Educators Association State Conference in 2010 and 2015. He holds a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in Music Education from the University of Montevallo, where he studied choral conducting with Dr. Robert Wright and Dr. Gary Packwood, and voice with Dr. Melanie Williams. Lee is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, and the National Association for Music Education. He has been married to his wife, Amanda, for seven years and they have two wonderful sons, Felix and Jasper.
Philip A. Reed is pursuing a Master's degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Georgia. He currently serves as Assistant Conductor to the UGA Men's Glee Club and Collegium Musicum. Philip earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Composition and Philosophy at Furman University, where he studied conducting under Dr. Hugh Floyd, Dr. William Thomas, and Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel. While at Furman, Philip served as Student Conductor and Senior Manager of the Furman Singers, conducted several lyric theatre productions, and was the founding director of The Twelve Peers, a chamber choral ensemble specializing in early and new music.