Department Chair, Professor of Music, Director of Choirs, Voice
Kevin Hibbard is Professor of Music and Chair, and Director of Choirs at the University of West Georgia. Previously, he was Instructor of Choral Music Education at Illinois State University. Originally from Pennsylvania, Dr. Hibbard received the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, and the Master of Music and the Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Choral Music from Arizona State University. He has done additional graduate work at Westminster Choir College and the Blossom Festival School of Kent State University. Conductors with whom he has worked extensively include Robert Shaw, Weston Noble, Douglas McEwen, Howard Swan, Robert Page, Paul Christiansen, and Vance George. He has sung with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Chorus, and with the Robert Shaw Chamber Singers. Dr. Hibbard's experience includes public school teaching, church choirs, community choirs, and boy choirs. He has served as guest conductor for choral festivals in six states, and frequently serves as adjudicator and clinician for vocal events. His choirs have appeared at conferences of the Georgia and Illinois Music Educators Associations, and state conferences of the American Choral Directors Association in Georgia and Wisconsin. In addition to his work at the University of West Georgia, Hibbard is Choir Director at Grace Lutheran Church in Carrollton, and Music Director of Collegium Vocale, a select community chorus which presents concerts of classical choral literature on the campus of Emory University. Dr. Hibbard is past-president of the Georgia chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, and previously served ACDA as Central Division Repertoire and Resources Chair for Boy Choirs, and as Georgia Chair for Youth & Student Concerns. He was recognized as a "Friend of the Arts" by Sigma Alpha Iota music fraternity for women, and has been listed in Who’s Who Among American Teachers. Dr. Hibbard is also a member of the National Association for Music Education, the College Music Society, Chorus America, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.