Brian Winnie, D.M.A.

Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities & Voice, Chair of the Music Department
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(620) 229-6302

B.S. in Music Education, Pennsylvania State University
M.M. in Music Education, Illinois Urbana-Champaign
D.M.A. in Choral Conducting, University of Washington
Certified Master Teacher, Estill Voice Training

Dr. Brian J. Winnie conducts the choirs and musical theatre ensembles, teaches private studio voice, and courses in undergraduate choral/instrumental conducting, vocal pedagogy, beginning voice, vocal diction, and secondary general music/choral methods. He is also the Artistic Director and founder of the Southwestern College Choral Union. An active festival conductor and adjudicator, Dr. Winnie has been artist-in-residence in Ekaterinburg, Russia and has worked with festival choirs throughout the United States in Pennsylvania, Missouri, Washington, Kansas, and Alaska. Also an active conference presenter, he has presented at State NAfME, State & Regional ACDA, and International Conferences on, "Contemporary Vocal Technique in the Choral Rehearsal," "Revitalizing the Vocal Warm-up in the Choral Setting," and "21st Century Choral Pedagogy." He has published articles in the Voice and Speech Review and ChorTeach Journals, and is currently editor and contributing author to "The Voice Teacher's Cookbook" which will be published by Meredith Music Publications.

Prior to this appointment, Dr. Winnie served as lecturer at the University of Washington-Tacoma and was the Artistic Director of the community-based choirs ChoralSounds and VocalSounds Northwest. Previous to his career in higher education, hetaught for seven years in public education at both the middle and high school levels. In addition, Dr. Winnie has been the recipient of numerous awards including "Exemplary Teacher Award" at Southwestern College, "Outstanding Young Conductor Award," presented by the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, and was nominated for the “Excellence in Teaching Award” at the University of Washington.

Dr. Winnie currently serves on the Editorial Board for the Voice and Speech Review and has served as Secretary for the Central New Jersey Music Education Association, and Middle School/Jr. High Repertoire and Standards Chair for ACDA-PA. He is an active member of the ACDA, NATS, and NAfME.

A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Winnie received his B.S. in Music Education from the Pennsylvania State University, Master of Music Education from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and his Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting from the University of Washington, where he studied with Geoffrey Boers & Giselle Wyers. He is a Certified Master Teacher of Estill Voice Training, and his main research interests involve the effect of gesture on the vocal mechanism and voice production, and the development of a 21st century choral pedagogy that encompasses all styles of music and is based in voice science research. 

Brian Winnie, D.M.A.
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