Alan Zabriskie is Director of Choral Studies and Associate Professor of Music at Texas Tech University where he serves as conductor of the flagship vocal ensemble, University Choir, and mentors doctoral and masters students in choral conducting. Prior to arriving at Texas Tech University, he served as Director of Choral Activities at the University of Central Missouri for seven years and taught middle school and high school choral music in the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Under Alan’s direction, notable choral performances include a National Convention of the American Choral Directors Association, headline choir for the Missouri Music Educators Association In-service Workshop/Conference, and an invited solo concert at Carnegie Hall. He has served as chorus master for the Utah Lyric Opera and Florida State University Opera and has conducted honor choirs and served as clinician in choral festivals and conferences throughout the United States, Europe, and Africa. He has also conducted choirs on performance tours in the United States and abroad. Alan’s textbook Foundations of Choral Tone: A Proactive and Healthy Approach to Choral Blend has been adopted by numerous universities and choral conductors around the world.
Alan is a member of NCCO, ACDA, and NAfME and has served terms as a national board member for the National Collegiate Choral Organization, R&S Chair for Multicultural Music for the Missouri Choral Directors Association, secretary of the Nevada Music Educators Association, and treasurer of the Nevada Choral Directors Association.
He holds degrees from the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, and The Florida State University and his main conducting mentors include Kevin Fenton, Ronald Staheli, and André Thomas.