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M.M., Sam Houston State University
B.M.E., Sam Houston State University
Vocal Chamber Ensemble
Choral Music Education Methods
MEG FRAZIERDirector, School of Music
Rita O. Huntsinger Distinguished Professor of Music
A native of Longview, Texas, Dr. Meg Frazier earned her Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music degrees at Sam Houston State University, where she studied conducting with Bev Henson. She then completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Louisiana State University under the mentorship of Ken Fulton. Dr. Frazier taught middle school and high school choir in Texas and was the choral instructor at Beloit College in Wisconsin before moving to New Orleans to begin teaching at Loyola in 1998. At Loyola, Dr. Frazier conducts the university's three choral ensembles and teaches choral music education methods, general conducting, and choral conducting. The Loyola Chorale is the featured choir for citywide events such as the annual Red Mass at St. Louis Cathedral and the Ancient Order of Hibernians’ St. Patrick Day Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, as well as the university's own Christmas at Loyola performances each December.
Dr. Frazier also serves as the Artistic Director/Conductor of the New Orleans Vocal Arts Chorale, a community-based adult choir. The award-winning NOVA, as well as Loyola's choirs, have performed regularly for Louisiana ACDA and collaborate regularly with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Orleans Opera Association, and the Symphony Chorus of New Orleans, among others. An active choral clinician and guest conductor, Dr. Frazier has conducted honor choirs in twenty states, including Women’s All-State Choir of Florida in 2012, the Women's All-State Choir of Kentucky in 2002 and 2009, and the Louisiana Junior High All-State Choir in 2000.
A former president of the Louisiana ACDA, Dr. Frazier currently serves as ACDA Southern Division Repertoire and Standards Chair for Community Choirs. As a pianist, Dr. Frazier serves as Louisiana ACDA and Kentucky ACDA Conference Accompanist and often serves as accompanist for LMEA and La-ACDA honor choirs. As a vocalist/chorister, Dr. Frazier enjoys performing with organizations such as the New Orleans Opera, Marigny Opera House’s Monteverdi Vespers of 1610, and several church choirs.