as of 30 June 2004

Bingham L. Vick, Jr.
20 Regent Drive (864)-834-8888
Greenville, South Carolina 29617


Native of Charlotte, North Carolina; graduate of Myers Park High School, 1962
Bachelor of Arts (Music Major-Vocal Performance), Stetson University, 1966
Master of Music (Vocal Performance), Northwestern University, 1967
Ph.D. Music History and Literature (Conducting Studies), Northwestern University, 1976

Professor of Music, Furman University (1970- present)
Artistic Director and Conductor, Greenville Chorale (1981- present)
Musical Director, Westminster Presbyterian Church, Greenville, SC (1974- 2003)
Conductor, Furman Singers (1970-present)
Conductor, Furman Chamber Singers (1970-1999)
Conductor, Greenville Chorale (1981 - present)
Founder and Conductor, Chorale Chamber Ensemble (1997-present)

Courses Taught:
Music 37 – Introduction to Conducting (early 1970’s - present)
Music 38 – Advanced Choral Conducting (early 1970’s - present)
Music 82 – Applied Voice (1970 - present)
Music 47 – Vocal-Choral Methods
Music 49 – Survey of Sacred Choral Literature (1998 - present)

Professional Memberships:
American Choral Directors Association (Life Member)
National Association of Teachers of Singing (past state president) past member
Music Educators National Conference
International Federation for Choral Music
Presbyterian Association of Musicians (past member)

Pi Kappa Lambda (music honorary society)
Omicron Delta Kappa (honorary leadership society)
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (music fraternity)
Pi Kappa Phi, Chi Chapter (social fraternity)

Conducting Responsibilities:

Conduct Furman Singers tours annually throughout the Southeastern United States.
Biennial PDQ Bach concerts, Furman University, 1977-1999
Furman Singers biennial Concert Tours to Europe, 1974- present
Furman Singers Alumni biennial reunion and concert, 1977 – present
Greenville Chorale fall, Christmas, spring concerts, 1981-present
Chorale Chamber Ensemble, annual winter concert, 1997 - present

Invitational Concerts conducted:
Furman Singers concert performance, National Convention, American Choral Directors Association, 1983
Furman Singers concert performance, National Convention, American Choral Directors Association, 1987
Furman Singers concert performance, Southern Division Convention, ACDA 1976
Furman Singers interest session performance, Southern Division, ACDA, 1998
Chamber Singers interest session, National Convention, ACDA, 1999
Chamber Singers interest session, Southern Division, ACDA, 1994
Furman Singers concert performance, Southern Division, ACDA 2002

Guest Conducting:
November, 2004 - East Tennessee TTBB Chorus
February, 2004 - Cleveland County NC All-County Chorus
February, 2004 - Greenville County Choral Festival (adjudicator)
March, 2003 - Chesapeake Virginia, District 6 All-County Chorus
November, 2002 - Northwest Tennessee Honors Chorus
June, 2002 – Junaluska, NC – United Methodist Music Conference
April, 2002 – Georgia All-State Chorus
November, 2001 - Loudoun County Virginia (Washington, DC area) All-County Chorus
July, 2001 – Bonclarken Summer Music Conference (ARP) – Adult Choir
November, 2000 – Southwest Tennessee All-State Chorus
May, 1999 – North Carolina All-State Chorus
November, 1998 – East Tennessee All-State Chorus
February, 1998 – Stetson University Alumni Choir
February, 1997 – Virginia All-District Choral Festival
October, 1996 – Gaston County NC Choral Festival
January, 1995 – Georgia Music Educators Convention – guest lecturer
November, 1995 – Virginia High School Honors Choir - Virginia Music Educators Convention
January, 1994 – Choral Workshop for Dallas, Texas, Choristers Guild
November, 1993 – Choral Clinic and Concert – Gardner Webb University

Recognitions and Honors:
Spring, 2004 - Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor’s Award
SC Arts Commission and Governor’s award in recognition of outstanding leadership in the arts of South Carolina

Fall, 2000 – recipient of Order of the Palmetto from governor of South Carolina
South Carolina’s highest civilian honor

Fall, 1996 – recipient of commendation from Furman Board of Trustees
Spring, 1993 – named a Summa Professor by graduating senior Gary Poster
1989 – elected Presidend of the Southern Division (11-state area), American Choral Directors Association
1984 – Furman University Alester G. Furman Meritorious Teacher Award

Conducting distinctions:
(these are in addition to regular preparation and conducting of Annual concerts in fall and spring at Furman University, and three annual
concerts with Greenville Chorale and Greenville Symphony Orchestra)

Spring, 2001 – conducted upstate premier, Hector Berlioz Requiem - Furman Ensembles and Greenville Chorale, Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Fall, 1997 – conducted modern premier of new English translation, Max Bruch Moses, Greenville Chorale and Greenville Symphony Orchestra
November, 1998 – conducted upstate premier, Beethoven Missa Solemnis, Greenville Chorale and Greenville Symphony Orchestra
Fall, 1997 – conducted premier of commissioned music: Daniel Gawthrop, Behold This Mystery, Westminster Presbyterian Church and Chamber Orchestra
1997 – founded and continue to conduct Herring Chamber Ensemble ( professional choral ensemble from within Greenville Chorale)
July, 1996 – prepared Furman Singers for performance with Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Keith Lockhart, conducting “Pops Goes the Fourth” national
April, 1995 – coordinated and hosted visiting Prof. Peter Schickele, PDQ Bach Festival
April, 1994 – South Carolina Premier, Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem, Greenville Chorale and Greenville Symphony Orchestra
1994 – founded and coordinate Annual Furman Choral Extravaganza invitational event at Furman for talented high school singers; also
serve as conductor every other year

Post Graduate Studies:
Spring, 1996 – Sabbatical Study – peparation of new English edition, Max Bruch oratorio Moses
Summer, 1996 – Mellon Project (computer technology in teaching)
January, 1993- 2001– selected as professional performer with Robert Shaw Festival Singers and as a part of the Robert Shaw Carnegie Hall Choral
Institute. Continued with this activity on annual basis through spring 2001 concert at Southern Division ACDA Convention
Summer, 1993 – participation in IFCM International Convention (Vancouver, B.C.)
Summer, 1990 – participation in IFCM International Convention (Stockholm, Sweden)
Fall, 1984 - Sabbatical Study - England with Sir David Willcocks
Summer, 1979 – Aspen (Colorado) Conducting Institute

Books, Articles Published:
Summer, 2003 - “Conducting - What Matters Most”
(conducting textbook for college teaching of introduction to conducting and advanced choral conducting)
September, 1998 – “Moses: A Biblical Oratorio by Max Bruch” CHORAL JOURNAL, ACDA
Spring, 1991 – “Choral Plus One (Instrument)” Reformed Liturgy & MusicNew Courses Developed:

Summer, 2000 – Music 49 – Vocal-Choral Methods (developed new course to be taught fall, 2000)
Summer, 2000 – Music 37 – Introduction to Conducting (revision of course previously taught)
Fall, 1997-Winter, 1998 – Music 47, Sacred Choral Literature (new course developed and taught spring term, 1998)