Lauren Lindsey (Concert Choir, Chamber Ensemble, "The West Virginians," Conducting, Music History)

 Dr. Lauren Lindsey, Associate Professor of Music at Alderson Broaddus University, conducts the Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and Chapel Choir, and teaches the conducting and music history sequence. For seven years she directed “The West Virginians”, the well-known touring ensemble that serve as ambassadors both for the University and for the state of West Virginia.  Dr. Lindsey is in her eighth year at Alderson Broaddus where she currently serves as chair of the School of Music.

Dr. Lindsey is a graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi with a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Conducting Performance and Pedagogy, where she studied under Dr. Gregory Fuller.  She received her Master of Music in Conducting degree from Illinois State University, studying conducting with Mr. Bret Peppo, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Alderson Broaddus University.

Dr. Lindsey taught middle school in Danville, Illinois, before pursuing a career in higher education. She has been on faculty for The University of Southern Mississippi and at Mount Marty College in Yankton, South Dakota; adjudicated choral events in West Virginia, Illinois, South Dakota, Mississippi, Nebraska, and Alabama; and conducted choral festivals in Virginia, Maryland, Mississippi and Alabama. She directs choral ensembles from large to small, presenting a variety of repertoire from early music to vocal jazz. Dr. Lindsey has led groups on tour throughout Austria and the Czech Republic, and her ensembles have toured extensively throughout the U.S. and on European trips to Italy.

Dr. Lindsey is founder of the Appalachian Choral Invitational for high school singers, and hosts a rehearsal day to help high school singers prepare for annual auditions for WVACDA Chamber Choir.  She is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association. Dr. Lindsey is a committed musician and professor who seeks leadership opportunities and creative learning environments for all of her students.