Meet Dr. Lawrence
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the Collegiate Choir and Vocal Jazz Ensemble and teaches voice and music education courses. Before coming to Central Missouri, Rob directed
choirs at Berea College, Kentucky, and at Eastern Kentucky University. He received his Bachelor of Music Education degree at Miami University
and his Master of Music degree in conducting at Ball State University, where he then taught music education classes and directed the University
Singers and University Chorus. He received his Doctorate in Musical Arts in choral conducting at the University of Kentucky.
After spending several years as a performer, Rob directed choirs in Ohio and Kentucky. He is very active as a guest conductor, adjudicator and
clinician, having directed honor choirs in many states. He has presented clinics on choir techniques at various MENC conventions, and has served as Chair for various Repertoire and Standards Committees for Kentucky's Choral Directors Association and for Missouri’s Choral Directors
Association. In January 2005 he presented and sang for the International Hawaii Conference on Arts and Humanities in Honolulu.
His professional affiliations include American Choral Directors Association, Missouri Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference, Missouri Music Educators Association, Chorus America, International Federation for Choral Music, and two professional honorary music fraternities, Phi Mu Alpha and Pi Kappa Lambda.