Professor Theresa Spencer

Theresa Forrester Spencer, M.F.A., M.A., B.A., professor of music.

Theresa SpencerTheresa Forrester Spencer, professor of music and director of the Cottey College Chamber Singers, came to Cottey from the University of Iowa in the fall of 1986, where she completed a Master of Arts in choral conducting and a Master of Fine Arts in vocal performance and pedagogy. Before attending the University of Iowa, Mrs. Spencer received a Bachelor of Arts in church music and vocal performance at Tift College in Forsyth, Georgia. She has had the opportunity to study with some of the nation's foremost conductors including Eph Ely, Ann Howard Jones, Daniel Moe, Don Moses, Weston Noble, Axel Theimer and Robert Shaw. Mrs. Spencer is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the American Choral Directors Association, and the VoiceCare Network. She was a recipient of the Cottey College Lillian Corley Faculty Development Award in 1996, which allowed her the opportunity that fall to use her sabbatical for intensive study with the VoiceCare Network faculty in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Austin, Texas.

Courses Taught at Cottey

Applied Voice, Foreign Language Diction for Singers, Cottey Pops, Chamber Singers (auditioned choir), Popular Music in the United States.


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