Dr. Brad Holmes (b. 1956) conducts the University Choir and is the Director of Choir Programs at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois. Choirs under his direction have sung in every state but Alaska and in more than thirty countries. He was a Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University for two academic terms, working primarily with the Choir of Clare College. He returns to England frequently for conducting engagements and choral workshops. Other international invitations have included engagements in Continental Europe and the Far East. Domestically, Dr. Holmes has conducted over two-hundred choir festivals including All-State choirs, regional ACDA honor choirs, district festivals and church music clinics throughout the United States.
Dr. Holmes received the M.M. degree in conducting from the University of New Mexico and the D.M.A. degree in choral music from Arizona State University. Prior his appointment at Millikin, Dr. Holmes was Associate Director of Choirs at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.
In his twenty-two years at Millikin University, Dr. Holmes has overseen the growth of the choral program to five traditional choirs and a variety of smaller vocal ensembles involving more than 300 singers and five choral staff. The Millikin University Choir has performed at four regional and two national conferences of ACDA.
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