Dr. Cory Alexander is the Associate Director of Choral Activities at the University of Florida where he directs the Men's Glee Club and Women’s Chorale, teaches conducting, and teaches in the UF Honors Program. He currently serves as Repertoire and Standards Chair for College and University Choirs for the Florida ACDA (American Choral Directors Association). He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting with vocal performance cognate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from the University of Florida in Gainesville, and a 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. He was also 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 many 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. He 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).