Dr. Philip Copeland is director of choral activities and associate professor at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. His focus is the A Cappella Choir, conducting and the music education curriculum. He previously led the choral program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for nine years. UAB choirs achieved national recognition through significant performances at conventions of the National Collegiate Choral Organization and American Choral Directors Association. He led the choir in two international choral competitions, the Fleischman International Choral Competition in Cork, Ireland, and the Florlilege Vocal de Tours in Tours, France. The choir won significant awards in both.
Copeland holds degrees in music education from the University of Mississippi and Mississippi College and the doctor of musical arts in conducting from Southern Baptist Seminary. He serves as director of music ministries at South Highland Presbyterian Church. Copeland also leads the newly formed Alabama Symphony Chorus in preparation for masterworks with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.
Remaining Selections provided by DSU:
Sicut Cervus (Palestrina) CPDL
Sometimes a Light Surprises (arr. Craig Courtney)
The Road Home (Stephen Paulus)
Upcoming Clinicians for DSU Honor Choir