2016 Faculty

James M.  Jordan
Williamson Hall 34

GRAMMY®-nominated conductor James Jordan is recognized and praised around the musical world as one of America’s pre-eminent conductors, writers and innovators in choral music. He was described as a “visionary” by The Choral Journal, which cited his book Evoking Sound as a “must read.” The most published musician/author in the world, his 35 books form the canon for teaching of conductors and choirs world wide.

James Whitbourn
Co-Director, Choral Institute at Oxford; Composer and Honorary Research Fellow of St Stephen’s House, Oxford
Steve  Pilkington
Associate Professor
Bristol Chapel

Associate Professor of Sacred Music; Director of Chapel. BA, St. Olaf College; MM, University of Illinois. Ph.D, Drew University

Frank Abrahams
Professor of Music Education
Williamson Hall

Frank Abrahams is Professor of Music Education at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, New Jersey. A native of Philadelphia, Dr. Abrahams holds degrees from Temple University and New England Conservatory. In addition to his work in music education and administration, he enjoys an active career as a pianist, choral conductor, and in musical theater. He is the founder and conductor laureate of the Westminster Conservatory Youth Chorale and is the founder and conductor of the Westminster Conservatory Collegiate Chorale.