Dr. Cory Alexander is the Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of Florida, Assistant Director of the Gainesville Master Chorale, and Director of Music at First Congregational UCC in Ocala. At UF Dr. Alexander directs the Men's Glee Club and Women’s Chorale, teaches choral and vocal courses, and teaches in the UF Quest and UF Honors Programs. He currently holds a leadership position in the Florida ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) as Repertoire and Resources Chair for College and University Choirs. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting with vocal performance cognate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the Master of Music degree in choral conducting from the University of Florida in Gainesville, and the Bachelor of Arts degree in vocal music education from Central College in Pella, Iowa.
A recent finalist for the American Prize in choral conducting, Dr. Alexander was previously Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at The University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa and Artistic Director of the Allegro Chorale & Orchestra in Midland, TX. Dr. Alexander has conducted numerous high school, university, church, and community choral ensembles, and receives frequent invitations to appear as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator. He has prepared choirs for performances with orchestras in the U.S. and abroad, including the Central Florida, Greensboro (NC), and Midland-Odessa (TX) Symphony Orchestras, and served as Chorusmaster for the Greensboro Opera. Choirs under Dr. Alexander’s direction have made several demonstration recordings for Hinshaw and Walton Music.
Dr. Alexander has been active in choral and vocal music throughout his life and has sung under several notable conductors, including Robert Shaw. He continues to sing professionally as a baritone soloist and choir member and has appeared as a soloist with the Central Florida Symphony Orchestra, Central Florida Master Choir, UNCG Opera Theatre, Bel Canto Company (Greensboro, NC), and Musica Sacra (Midland, TX). Dr. Alexander lives in McIntosh with his wife Bethany, daughter Emma, and yellow lab Arrow.