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Curriculum Vitae
Kevin A Fenton
November 18, 2015

General Information
University address: College of Music
College of Music
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1180
Phone: 850-644-2317

E-mail address: kfenton@fsu.edu



Professional Preparation
1994 Ph.D., Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida. Major: Music Education. emphasis in choral conducting.
1989 M.M., University of Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri. Major: Conducting.
1984 B.M.E., Friends University, Wichita, Kansas. Major: Vocal/Instrumental Music Education.

Nondegree Education and Training
1990 Additional Study, Conducting, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York.

Professional Experience
2000–present Professor, College of Music, Florida State University. Teaching: Undergraduate Conducting and Choral Literature Conducting Lab Graduate Choral Literature Conducting: University Singers (premiere touring choir) Men's Glee (one semester) University Chorale/Tallahassee Community Chorus (three semesters) Vocal Jazz Ensemble Summer Chorale.
1999–2000 Associate Professor/Conducting and Director of Choral Activities, James Madison University. Conducting: University Chorus Chorale Madison Singers Teaching: Basic Conducting Choral Conducting Graduate Choral Conducting Choral Literature.
1994–1999 Assistant Professor/Music Education, Director of Choirs, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Conducting: University Concert Choir Meistersingers Teaching: Graduate Choral Conducting Graduate Choral Techniques Graduate Foundations of Music Education Secondary Music Education Methods Music Education Lab Ensemble Student Teaching Seminar.
1991–1994 Teaching Assistant, Florida State University. Graduate Chamber Choir, Assistant Conductor Undergraduate Choral Union, Co-Director Men's Glee Club, Assistant Conductor Undergraduate Choral Conducting Class, Assistant Undergraduate Choral Conducting Playbacks High School Honors Choral Camp, Assistant Coordinator Honors Choral Camp Men's and Women's Ensemble, Conductor.
1985–1991 Vocal Music Teacher, Topeka High School.
1984–1985 Vocal Music Teacher, Colby School District, Colby, Kansas.

Honors, Awards, and Prizes
Fulbright Specialist Registry, Council for International Exchange of Scholar (2016).

University Singers invited to perform and National ACDA Convention, American Choral Directors Association (2013).

Festival Singers of Florida invited performance, ACDA Southern Division Convention (2012).

Wayne Hugoboom Distinguished Service Award, Florida Chapter, American Choral Directors Association (2012).

Florida State University Singers invited performance, China Chorus Association (2007).

Florida State University Singers invited performance, ACDA National Convention (2007).

Excellence in Teaching Award Nominee, College of Music, Florida State University (2003).

Current Membership in Professional Organizations
American Choral Directors Association

Music Educators National Conference

National Collegiate Choral Organization

Presbyterian Association of Musicians



Teaching
Courses Taught
Choral Literature (MUL5645)

Communication skills for the Musician: Choral (MUE3491)

Jazz-Pop Ensemble (MUN2720)

Jazz-Pop Ensemble (MUN4723)

Jazz-Pop Ensemble (MUN5725)

Music Education Laboratory (MUE3495)

Survey of Sacred Choral Literature (MUL4642)

University Singers (MUN2310)

University Singers (MUN4313)

Graduate Tutorial in Music (MUS5937)

University Chorale (MUN2390)

University Chorale (MUN4393)

University Chorale (MUN5395)

Choral Literature and Conducting (MUE3492)

Music Education Laboratory: Choral (MUE5498)

Social and Historical Foundations of American Music Education (MUE5045)

Special Topics in Music (MUS5939)

University Singers (MUN5315)

Special Topics in Music (MUS3934)

Survey of Sacred Choral Literature (MUL5647)

Advanced Conducting: Chorus (MUG5205)

Chamber Chorus (MUN5345)

Choral Union (MUN2311)

Choral Union (MUN4314)

Choral Union (MUN5316)

World Music Ensemble (MUN5806)



Doctoral Committee Chair
Ryan Luhrs, graduate. (2015). SINGING FOR SOCIAL HARMONY: CHOIR MEMBER PERCEPTIONS DURING INTERGROUP CONTACT.

Greg LeFils, graduate. (2014). A History of the Stetson University Choral Program.

Brown, J. E., graduate. (2013).

Benson, J. S., graduate. (2011).

Robertson, T. D., graduate. (2011).

Zabriskie, A. N., graduate. (2010).

Hale, R. H., graduate. (2009).

Holdhusen, D., graduate. (2007).

Zamer, C., graduate. (2007).

Christopher Harris, doctoral candidate.

John Hamilton, doctoral student.

Doctoral Committee Member
Amy Kotsonis, graduate. (2014).

Erynn Millard, graduate. (2014).

Leslie Maxwell, graduate. (2014).

Biddlecombe, T., graduate. (2012).

Cash, S. L., graduate. (2012).

Hanawalt, M. J., graduate. (2012).

Hudson, M. W., graduate. (2012).

Mills, A. W., graduate. (2010).

Vazquez-Ramos, A. M., graduate. (2010).

Bronfman, J. M., graduate. (2010).

Lukebke, A. G., graduate. (2010).

Mayhew, P. J., graduate. (2010).

Fisher, R. D., graduate. (2009).

Pendergast, R. T., graduate. (2009).

Fauls, B., graduate. (2008).

Murphy, M., graduate. (2008).

Durow, P., graduate. (2007).

McGee, I., graduate. (2007).

Peters, M. B., doctoral candidate.

Toomer, C. J., doctoral candidate.

Sean Linfors, doctoral candidate.

Barber, F. R., doctoral student.



Doctoral Committee University Representative
Burns, T. E., doctoral student.

Master's Committee Chair
Lara Lazarevich, graduate. (2015).

Shannon Lyles, student.



Master's Committee Member
Brian Murray, graduate. (2015).

Phillip Keirsted, graduate. (2015).

Cooley, E. L., graduate. (2012).

Cox, K. A., graduate. (2012).

Duggan, C. B., graduate. (2012).

Eveler, J. A., graduate. (2012).

Fisher, B. J., graduate. (2012).

Hallam, J. M., graduate. (2012).

Hogan, A. C., graduate. (2012).

Lal, V., graduate. (2012).

Pence, E. L., graduate. (2012).

Rorick, M. A., graduate. (2012).

Tuttle, C. A., graduate. (2012).

Zrust, A. C., graduate. (2012).

Allen, T. D., graduate. (2011).

Brown, J. M., graduate. (2011).

Callahan, E. N., graduate. (2011).

Derringer, J. B., graduate. (2011).

Gentner, H. M., graduate. (2011).

Glass, J. E., graduate. (2011).

Grelle, R. L., graduate. (2011).

Laursen, K. E., graduate. (2011).

Lenoue, K. M., graduate. (2011).

Morgan, M. W., graduate. (2011).

Adcock, L. S., graduate. (2011).

Buckley, M. E., graduate. (2010).

Chenez, K. G., graduate. (2010).

Clementi, M. E., graduate. (2010).

Doherty, J. T., graduate. (2010).

Doherty, M. B., graduate. (2010).

Hodges, H. L., graduate. (2010).

Hood, J. D., graduate. (2010).

Knowles, K. L., graduate. (2010).

Mattingly, B. R., graduate. (2010).

Norvelle, E. A., graduate. (2010).

Rehm, C. K., graduate. (2010).

Ritt, L. N., graduate. (2010).

Stockton, P. H., graduate. (2010).

Trahan, N. E., graduate. (2010).

Craig, J. S., graduate. (2010).

Elliott, A. B., graduate. (2010).

Powell, P. N., graduate. (2010).

Williams, E. D., graduate. (2010).

Yasay, D. J. Q., graduate. (2010).

Bogue, J. M., student.

Galeczka, J. H., student.

Johnson, E. G., student.

Martinez, B. N., student.

Molnar, C. M., student.

Novitske, L. K., student.

Pendergast, S. J., student.

Potter, H., student.

Reed, J. A., student.

Steuart, T. C., student.



Verdoni, D. A., student.

Research and Original Creative Work
Publications
Invited Journal Articles
Fenton, K. A. (2007). Repertoire and Standards Committees: A Tapestry of Individuals Engaging the ACDA Membership. Choral Journal, 33-34.

Invited Books
Fenton, K. A. (2008). Foundations of Choral Conducting. USingers Publishers. Retrieved from 978-0-9814817-0-8

Presentations
Invited Presentations at Conferences
Fenton, K. A. (presented 2011). Conducting Pedagogy Panelist. Presentation at National Collegiate Choral Organization Conference, National Collegiate Choral Organization, Fort Collins, Colorado. (National)

Clinics
Fenton, K. A. (2012). High School Choral Clinic. Clinic delivered at Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, North Carolina. (State)
Fenton, K. A. (2011). Choral Clinci. Clinic delivered at Festival Disney, Orlando, Florida. (National)
Fenton, K. A. (2011). Choral Clinic. Clinic delivered at University of Washington Festival for Choral Excellence, Seattle, WA. (Regional)
Fenton, K. A. (2011). Choral Rehearsal. Clinic delivered at University of Washington Choral Festival. (Regional)
Fenton, K. A. (2011). Nine Essential Elements of the Rehearsal Process. Clinic delivered at Tallahassee Church Music Conference. (Local)
Fenton, K. A. (2010). Choral Clinic. Clinic delivered at Festival Disney, Orlando, Florida. (National)
Fenton, K. A. (2010). Nine Essential Elements for the Choral Rehearsal Foundations for Choral Tone Developing the "We". Clinic delivered at Georgia ACDA Summer Conference. (State)
Fenton, K. A. (2009). 1. A Positive Approach to the Choral Rehearsal 2. A Practical Approach for Creating Proud Performers 3. Applying the Nine Elements of the Successful Rehearsal to Choral Literature 4. Foundations of Conducting 5. Giving Life to the Musical Score 6. Conducting Workshop 7. The First Five Minutes of the Choral Rehearsal: A Structure for Success 8. Brin. Clinic delivered at South Dakota ACDA Summer Conference. (State)
Fenton, K. A. (2009). 1. A Positive Approach to the Choral Rehearsal 2. A Practical Approach for Creating Proud Performers 3. Applying the Nine Elements of the Successful Rehearsal to Choral Literature 4. Foundations of Conducting 7. The First Five Minutes of the Choral Rehearsal: A Structure for Success. Clinic delivered at New York ACDA Summer Conference. (State)
Fenton, K. A. (2009). Choral Clinic. Clinic delivered at Festival Disney, Orlando Florida. (National)
Fenton, K. A. (2009). Nine Elements of Effective Rehearsals. Clinic delivered at Missouri Music Educators Association Conference, Tan-tar-a, Missouri. (State)
Fenton, K. A. (2008). 1. A Positive Approach to the Choral Rehearsal 2. A Practical Approach for Creating Proud Performers 3. Applying the Nine Elements of the Successful Rehearsal to Choral Literature. Clinic delivered at Cobb County Conducting Workshop, Atlanta, Georgia. (State)
Fenton, K. A. (2008). A Positive Approach to the Choral Rehearsal; A Practical Approach for Creating Proud Performers; Applying the Nine Elements of the Successful Rehearsal to Choral Literature. Clinic delivered at Alabama Music Educators Association Summer Workshop, Birmingham, Alabama. (State)
Fenton, K. A. (2007). Choral Clinic. Clinic delivered at BAK School of the Arts, West Palm Beach, Florida. (Local)
Fenton, K. A. (2007). Choral Clinic. Clinic delivered at Disney Festival of Excellence, Orlando, Florida. (National)
Fenton, K. A. (2007). Developing Synchronization within the Choral Ensemble. Clinic delivered at University of Tianjin, Tianjin, China. (International)
Fenton, K. A. (2007). Entertain, Inspire and Educate through culturally diverse programming. Clinic delivered at Florida Music Educators Association Convention, Tampa, Florida. (Regional)
Fenton, K. A. (2007). Rehearsal Techniques; Approaches to Conducting Gestures in the United States. Clinic delivered at Meeting of the China Choral Association, Beijing, China. (International)

Performances
Invited Performances
Fenton, K. (Conductor). (2015). University Singers Tour to Puerto Rico. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. Arecibo and San Juan, Puerto Rico: Florida State University.
Fenton, K. (Conductor). (2014). University Singers Tour. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina: Florida State University.
Fenton, K. (Conductor). (2013). University Singers Tour. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic: Music Celebrations International.
Fenton, K. A. (Conductor). (2012). "Distance Can't Keep Us Apart" [Festival Singers of Florida]. [Origination of the work by Chen Yi]. Raymond Brock Commission for the American Choral Directors' Association.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2012). All-State Honor Choir. Hot Springs, Virginia: Virginia Music Educators Association.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2012). All-State Honor Choir. Burlington, Vermont: Vermont Music Educators Association.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2012). Choral Festival. Kidron, Ohio: Mennonite Schools Council.
Fenton, K. A. (Conductor). (2012). Festival Singers of Florida. Winston-Salem, North Carolina: Convention of the Southern Division of the American Choral Directors' Association.
Fenton, K. A. (Conductor). (2011). "I Can Feel the Spirit". [Origination of the work by Jeffrey Ames]. FSU Summer Choral Camp Choir.
Fenton, K. A. (Conductor). (2011). "Santo" [University Singers]. [Origination of the work by Jason McCoy]. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. Opperman Music Hall: FSU.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2011). Clay County Honor Chorus [Honor Choir]. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. Jacksonville, FL: Clay County School District.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2011). District 15 Honor Choir. Fredericksburg, Virginia: Virginia Music Educators Association.
Fenton, K. A. (Conductor). (2011). Festival Singers of Florida. Naples, Florida: North Naples United Methodist Church.
Fenton, K. A. (Conductor). (2011). Festival Singers of Florida Choral Festival [Choral]. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. New York City, New York: Music Celebrations International Festival Singers and Friends Festival.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2011). Honor Choir. Buffalo, New York: Erie County Music Educators.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2011). Honor Choir. Cedar Falls, Iowa: Northern Iowa University.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2011). Madrigal Reunion Choir. Topeka, Kansas: Topeka High School.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2011). Singing Quaker Alumni Choir [Choral]. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. Wichita, Kansas: Friends University Singing Quaker Alumni Choir.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2011). Winter Concert. Topeka, Kansas: Washburn University.
Fenton, K. A. (Conductor). (2010). "In Paradisum" [University Singers]. [Origination of the work by Eric Barnum]. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. Oppermann Music Hall: FSU.
Fenton, K. A. (Conductor). (2010). "Reasons to Learn How to Sing" [University Singers]. [Origination of the work by Clifton Callendar]. College Music Society.
Fenton, K. A. (Coordinator/Conductor). (2010). "Sing-Along Messiah". Tallahassee Music Guild.
Fenton, K. A. (Conductor). (2010). American Echoes. [Origination of the work by Troy Robertson]. Festival Singers of Florida.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2010). Directors' Chorus [Choral]. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. Brookings, South Dakota: South Dakota State University Choral Festival.
Fenton, K. A. (Conductor). (2010). Festival Singers of Florida. The Villages, Florida: Church on the Square.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2010). Mississippi All-State Honor Choir [Choral]. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. Mississippi: MMEA.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2010). South Dakota All State High School Honor Choir [Choral]. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. Vermillion: SDMA.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2010). Spivey Hall High School Honor Choir [Festival Choir]. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. Spivey Hall: Spivey Hall Educational Programs.
Fenton, K. A. (Conductor). (2010). University Singers Spring Performance Tour [Choral Performane]. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. St. Peters, Vatican City, St. Maria Sopra Minerva, Rome; Siena Duomo, Siena, St Stefano al Ponte, Fl: Music Celebrations International.
Fenton, K. A. (Conductor). (2009). "Au-Dela du Chagrin". [Origination of the work by Sydney Guillaume]. Festival Singers of Florida.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2009). Adult Choir Worship [Choral]. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. Lake Whales, Florida: Reformed Presbyterian Association Mid-Winter Conference.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2009). All-State Honor Choir. Alabama Vocal Association.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2009). All-State Honor Choir. Missouri Choral Directors Association.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2009). Directors' Chorus. New York State Music Association.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2009). Seminole All-County Chorus [Festival Choir]. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. Lake Mary, Florida: Seminole County Schools.
Fenton, K. A. (Conductor). (2009). University Singers Performance Tour [Choral]. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. Cookeville, Atlanta, Charlotte, Southern Pines: Presbyterian Church, Cobb County Schools.
Fenton, K. A. (Conductor). (2008). "Psalm 130" [University Singers]. [Origination of the work by David Asher Brown]. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. Oppermann Music Hall: FSU.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2008). All-State Reading Chorus [District Honor Choir]. Hershey, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2008). Cobb County Honor Choir [Choral]. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. Atlanta, Georgia: Cobb County Schools.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2008). District Honor Choir. Dallas Texas: Texas Music Educators Association.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2008). Honor Choir. Miami, Florida: Miami American Choral Directors Association.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2008). Southern Division High School Honor Choir. Louisville, Kentucky: American Choral Directors Association.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2008). Tampa Bay Young Classics Concert [Masterwork Concert]. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. Tampa Florida: Gulf Coast Children's Choir.
Fenton, K. A. (Conductor). (2008). University Singers Performance Tour. Baton Rouge, Waco, Houston: United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church.
Fenton, K. A. (Conductor). (2007). "I Can Feel the Spirit" [University Singers]. [Origination of the work by Andre Thomas]. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. Opperman Music Hall: FSU.
Fenton, K. A. (Conductor). (2007). "The Soul's Passing" [University Singers]. [Origination of the work by Dominick DiOrio]. Student Composition Competition Award for the National Convention of the American Choral Directors' Association.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2007). All-State Honor Choir. Columbia, South Carolina: South Carolina Music Educators Association.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2007). All-State Honor Choir. Charleston, West Virginia: West Virginia Music Educators Association.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2007). Festival Choir Concert [Choral]. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. Cape Cod, Massachusetts: All Cape and Island Music Festival.
Fenton, K. A. (Guest Conductor). (2007). MCI Festival Chorus in Concert [Choral/Orchestral]. [Origination of the work by Poulenc and Copland]. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. Beijing and Tianjin, China: 2007 International Choral Festival.
Fenton, K. A. (Conductor). (2007). University Singers. Miami, Florida: National Convention of the American Choral Directors Association.
Fenton, K. A. (Conductor). (2007). University Singers Performance Tour [Choral]. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. Lakeland, Winter Park, Orlando, Ft Lauderdale: Presbyterian Church, Orange County School District.

Juried Performances
Fenton, K., & Florida State University Singers. (Conductor). (2013). University Singers. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas: American Choral Directors Association.
Fenton, K. (Conductor). (2012). Southern Division Convention [Southern Division Convention]. [Artistic direction by Kevin Fenton]. Greensboro, North Carolina: American Choral Directors Association.

Digital Projects
Invited Digital Projects
Fenton, K. A. (Conductor, Artistic Director). (2009, August). Florida State University Singers: Now Let Us Sing! 2006-2009 [Compact Disc]. DiskMakers.
Fenton, K. A. (Conductor, Artistic Director). (2007, April). Florida State University Singers [Compact Disc]. American Choral Director's Association; ViaMedia Productions, Inc.
Fenton, K. A. (Conductor). (2007, April). Florida State University Singers [DVD]. American Choral Director's Association; ViaMedia Productions, Inc.

Service
President, Southern Division of the American Choral Directors Association, 2012-15. Membership over 4000. Planned convention that was attended by 1000 conductors and 2000 singers/performers in Jacksonville, Florida, 2014.
Florida State University
FSU College Service
Member, Chamber Music Committee (2011–2013).
Member, College of Music Scholarship Committee (2002–2013).
Chair, Alumni Relations (2000–2013).
Member, Music Theater Committee (2000–2013).

The Profession
Juror for a Performance
University of Northern Arizona Madrigal and Jazz Choir Festival. Flagstaff, Arizona (2012).
Worlds of Fun Festival. Kansas City, Missouri (2009).

Service to Professional Associations
President-Elect, Southern Division of the American Choral Directors' Association (2011–present).
State Representative/Board Member, National Collegiate Choral Organization (2005–present).
President, Florida Chapter of the American Choral Directors' Association (2009–2011).
ACDA National Chair, University/College Repertoire and Standards Committee (2003–2007).

Additional Service Not Reported Elsewhere
Fenton, K. A. (2008). Conductor. Festival Singers of Florida.


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