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Pamela Elrod Huffman

Location: Texas, USA
Pamela Elrod Huffman’s conducting career spans all levels – from elementary and secondary schools to university, symphonic, and church choirs – and has included positions in Texas, New York, Illinois, and Georgia.  Since 2007, Dr. Huffman has served as the Director of Choral Activities at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, where she oversees the MM Choral Conducting program and directs all of the university’s choral ensembles.  Prior to this appointment, she held the position of Assistant Director of Choral Studies at Texas Tech University, where she served both the music education and conducting areas.  Dr. Huffman holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music from the University of Texas at Austin and a D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. 
An accomplished vocalist, Dr. Huffman has appeared as a guest artist with numerous university, professional, community and church choirs throughout the country.  From 1988 until 1999, she sang with the late Robert Shaw, performing and recording with the Robert Shaw Festival Singers, the Robert Shaw Choral Institutes, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and the Atlanta Symphony Chamber Chorus.  Since 2003, she has been a member of the Grammy-nominated professional choral ensemble, Conspirare, under the direction of Craig Hella Johnson.
Dr. Huffman regularly serves as a choral clinician and adjudicator in Texas, as well as throughout the United States.  In addition, she is a sought-after workshop clinician, particularly in the area of the choral techniques of Robert Shaw.  Her recent article on Shaw’s warm-ups can be found on the Singer Network website (
Dr. Huffman is a member of TCDA, TMEA, ACDA, and Pi Kappa Lambda. 

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