David Binns Williams
Lecturer in Aural Studies
B.M., M.M. (Indiana) M.M. (Cincinnati) E-mail
David has been conducting the Vanderbilt Community Chorus since the fall of 2008. He also conducts the Vanderbilt Concert Choir, a group of about 75 students of all majors. He holds an undergraduate degree in Piano Performance from Indiana University, Bloomington and graduate degrees in Music Theory and Choral Conducting from Indiana and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. As a faculty member of the Blair School of Music, he also teaches courses in Music Theory. Before coming to Vanderbilt, David worked in the music business, writing and producing music for nationally-broadcast TV and radio commercials. He has also served on the faculty of Middle Tennessee State University and Belmont University. A Nashville native, David has both directed and sung in numerous choirs in the Nashville and Cincinnati areas.
Founding Director and Conductor, 2000-2008
Pam also directs the Vanderbilt University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers.
Education: B.M.E. (Illinois); M.C.M (Scarritt)
Pam's choirs have performed at American Choral Directors Association conventions. She has been a festival and workshop leader for elementary and junior high choral festivals throughout the region. Pam's choirs have received many superior awards in various competitions.
Pam was the full-time director of Music in Presbyterian and United Methodist Churches, 1988-99.
Associate Dean, Blair School of Music; Senior Lecturer in Choral Music, Blair School of Music, 1988-98 and from 1999 to the present.
For information about the Vanderbilt Community Chorus, contact Pam or The Blair School of Music.
DAVID CHILDS, Guest Conductor, Spring 2005, Spring 2008.
Director, Vanderbilt Symphonic Choir, Blair Collegium, Blair Chamber Choir, and Musical Director for the Blair Lyric Theatre; Assistant Professor of Choral Studies.B.M. (Canterbury, New Zealand); M.M. (Florida State); D.M.A. (Louisiana State University); Dip. Tchg. (Christchurch, New Zealand); LTCL (piano)
Dr. Childs has over twenty compositions with Santa Barbara, Alliance Music, and Colla Voce, many of which have appeared at All-State festivals and at national and regional ACDA conventions. He has served as clinician and adjudicator in the United States on numerous occasions, working at the grade school, college, and community levels, most recently serving as honor choir conductor in Tennessee, Virginia, and Louisiana. Blair School since 2000.