Angela Batey is a recognized conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and teacher whose wide variety of experience encompasses professional, university, high school, community, and church choruses. Batey recently served as interim director of the School of Music and is the director of choral activities and the James Cox Professor of Music. She conducts the Chamber Singers and teaches graduate conducting courses.
Batey has appeared as a clinician for the American Choral Directors Association, South Carolina Music Educators Association, Florida Vocal Association, East Tennessee Vocal Association, Rhode Island Vocal Association, West Virginia Vocal Association, and Georgia Vocal Association and is a frequent adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor of choral festivals, honors choirs, and educational workshops. Her concern for excellence in education is the focal point of her teaching career.
Batey is a past president of the Tennessee American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and currently serves on the executive board of ACDA’s Southern Division. She has been associate conductor of Schola Cantorum of Florida, a professional chorus, associate music director of the Florida Ambassadors of Music, and festival director of the International Cathedral Music Festival. She is also director of music at Farragut Presbyterian Church.
Batey holds degrees from Birmingham-Southern College in music education and musical theatre, a master’s degree from the Florida State University in music education and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from the University of South Carolina. She has studied conducting with Hugh Thomas, Joseph Flummerfelt, Robert Shaw, Colleen Kirk, Clayton Krehbiel, Andre Thomas, Don V Moses, and Larry Wyatt.
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