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David Binns Williams

Senior Lecturer in Musicianship and Choral 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 60 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.  Currently, David serves as the Membership Chair for the Tennessee chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.  A Nashville native, David has both directed and sung in numerous choirs in the Nashville and Cincinnati areas.

For information about the Vanderbilt Community Chorus, contact David at or call the Blair School of Music at 615-322-7651.

Pamela Schneller,  Founding Director and Conductor, 2000-2008

B.M.E. (Illinois); M.C.M (Scarritt)

Pam has directed a wide array of choirs at the Blair School of Music for twenty years.  She built the Blair Children’s Chorus from one choir of nineteen children to a program of six choirs of one hundred and twenty children from 1988-2005.  She was director of the Vanderbilt University Concert Choir and Chamber Singers from 1999-2008. In 2000, she founded the Vanderbilt Community Chorus and led it until 2008, and in her words, “It remains one of the most exciting and rewarding periods of my musical life.”  In 2004, she joined the Blair administrative staff as Assistant Dean, became Associate Dean for the Precollege and Adult Program in 2007, and teaches classes in conducting and the child voice.