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Terry Barham

Location: Kansas, USA
Professor Emeritus of Music and formerly Director of Choral Activities at Emporia State University (KS), Terry earned graduate degrees from the University of Illinois (M.S.) and the University of Oklahoma (Ph. D.).  He has served as guest conductor of festival choirs at the high school and junior high/middle school levels in 21 states and has presented workshops and lecture-demonstrations for ACDA state, division, and national conventions and MENC state conventions.  Terry's book, Strategies for Teaching Junior High and Middle School Male Singers--Master Teachers Speak, is well regarded by middle school and senior high choral directors and university choral methods instructors throughout the United States. He is editor of a choral music series published by Santa Barbara Music Publishers. He serves on the Editorial Board of ACDA’s Choral Journal and is also editor of ChorTeach, the online magazine for choral teacher/educators at all levels.  The Emporia State A Cappella Choir, under his direction, toured Europe seven times during his tenure, 1987-2010.  He is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, and Who’s Who in American Education.  In 2007, Terry was presented the Harry Robert Wilson Award for outstanding service to the choral art by the Kansas chapter of the American Choral Director’s Association.  Currently, he is adjunct professor of music at the University of Missouri--Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance.  Contact Terry at 

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