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Justin Durham
Conductor and Artistic Director
Dr. Justin Durham

Justin W. Durham serves as the Director of Choral Activities at Clemson University where he conducts the Clemson University SINGERS and Women’s Chorus as well as teaches courses in music history, conducting and choral methods.  He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting from Louisiana State University, studying with Kenneth Fulton, and also holds Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky. For seven years Dr. Durham taught middle- and high-school choirs, A.P. Music Theory, and Music Appreciation in Northern Kentucky.

He is active as a clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor in South Carolina, Kentucky, Illinois, Louisiana, Texas, and Tennessee.  Choirs under his direction have been selected to perform at state conventions in Kentucky and South Carolina and have toured throughout the United States, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Italy.  In addition to being an early music editor, he has had articles selected for publication in Teaching Music and Music Educators Journal.  He is an active member of the National Association for Music Education, the American Choral Directors Association, the College Music Society, and the National Collegiate Choral Organization.

In 2014, Dr. Durham was awarded the Clemson University College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. 

He lives in Pendleton, SC with his beautiful wife Leah and their son, Colin.

 


Assistant Conductor and Accompanist
Lane Moore

During his 37 years as a music educator Lane Moore has taught choral and instrumental music in grades 4-12 and produced many award-winning bands and choruses. He recently retired as Director of Choral Activities at Dorman High School and Secondary Choral Coordinator for Spartanburg District Six. He was named Teacher of the Year at both Pendleton and Dorman High Schools. He was also named District Teacher of the Year for Anderson School District Four.

For ten years Lane has served as the Director of the chancel, handbell and youth choirs and the pianist at John Knox Presbyterian Church in Greenville. He served Clemson United Methodist Church in the same capacity for 20 years.

Lane has served as accompanist/associate conductor of several other community choirs and frequently performs as a freelance pianist/accompanist in workshops, choir clinics, and for the general public. He has served for nine years as the accompanist for the South Carolina All-State Choirs.

He earned his associate degree in piano performance from Anderson College and his bachelor degree in music composition and theory from the University of Georgia. Lane is a Past State President of the South Carolina Chapter of the American Choral Directors’ Association.

Lane’s two daughters, Kelly and Cheryl, are also music teachers and performers, and his wife of 39 years, Janet, is a member of the John Knox Choir. Janet and Lane are the proud grandparents of Katy Jane
Cruickshank, born to daughter Cheryl and son-in-law Keith on March 23, 2010.

 

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