UNCP Honor Choir

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke is pleased to announce the fourteenth annual Honor Choir, to be held on Saturday, March 26, 2022.

The clinic will be held in person on the UNCP campus.  This year's clinician is Dr. Melinda Doyle, director of choral activities at the University of Montevallo in Alabama.

Information for nominating students will be sent out in January 2022.  Directors can send a message to Meggan Hollis at meggan.hollis@uncp.edu to confirm that they are on the list to receive that email.

For more information please contact Dr. Jaeyoon Kim at jaeyoon.kim@uncp.edu.

Please enjoy the performances from our 2021 Virtual Honor Choir in the videos above!

 

Dr. Melinda Doyle

MELINDA S. DOYLE is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at the University of Montevallo, where she conducts the Concert Choir, University Chorus and teaches undergraduate courses in choral conducting and choral methods. Dr. Doyle received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting under the tutelage of Dr. Kenneth Fulton, with a related field of orchestral conducting from Louisiana State University. Her previous appointments have included Visiting Choral Director at Tulane University, Visiting Director of Choral Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University, Director of Music and Worship at University United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge, Director of Music at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Baton Rouge, Director of Choirs at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church and Director of Choral Activities at Howard W. Blake Performing Arts High School, both in Tampa, Florida.

Choirs under Dr. Doyle’s direction have offered invitational performances for the American Choral Directors Association Conference, Alabama Music Educators Association Conference, Florida Music Educators Association Conference, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra as well as some of the finest performance venues throughout Europe. In summer 2015, she led the University of Montevallo Concert Choir on its inaugural European tour with multiple concerts in the Czech Republic, Hungary and Vienna. In summer 2018, they embarked on their second international tour to the United Kingdom and France and performed at such venues as King’s College in Cambridge, Canterbury Cathedral and the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. More recently, the Concert Choir made its New York Carnegie Hall debut in a featured performance under her direction for the 2019 Gotham Sings Choral and Ensemble Showcase.

Frequently in demand as a clinician and adjudicator, she has conducted honor choirs at all levels. Currently serving at the Alabama ACDA President, she served as the Repertoire and Standards Chair for College and University Choirs for the Alabama American Choral Director Association (ACDA) and served in the same capacity as the High School Repertoire and Standards Chair for the Florida ACDA. Dr. Doyle remains an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO), Alabama Music Educators Association (AMEA), and Florida Music Educators Association (FMEA).