• The Conductors

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    Dr. Clell Wright serves on the faculty of Hardin-Simmons University as director of choral activities and Logsdon Professor of Church Music. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he studied with the noted Dr. Eph Ehly and Dr. Charles Robinson. In addition, he earned his Master of Music degree in choral conducting and church music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and his Bachelor of Music degree in church music from Samford University. Dr. Wright is active as a guest lecturer on music and worship and as a choral clinician, having served as guest conductor for All-Region Choirs. His expertise has been shared in several published articles on choral music and worship and as a presenter at the TMEA and ACDA conventions. Dr. Wright’s choirs have toured nationally and internationally and have been recognized for their choral excellence and innovative repertoire.

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    Dee Romines is an Associate Professor of Choral Music Education at Hardin-Simmons University. Dr. Romines earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Instrumental Music Education from the University of Tennessee, the Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the Eastman School of Music, and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His principal teachers were Dr. Eph Ehly, Dr. W J Julian, Dr. Donald Neuen, and Dr. Charles Robinson.

    At HSU Dr. Romines teaches courses in choral music education, undergraduate and graduate conducting, supervises student teachers, directs the HSU Chorale, and assists with all aspects of the choral program. Prior to his appointment at HSU, Dr. Romines held similar music education positions at the University of Georgia and the University of Missouri-Kansas City. From 1987-1998 he was the Academy Choral Director at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Additional experience includes teaching elementary, middle, and high school instrumental music in Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee, and Missouri, as well as directing Church and Community Choirs.

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