Barron Breland has been a part of the music faculty at Creighton University since 2008, conducting the choral ensembles and teaching classes in theory, history, conducting, and diction. He is in demand as an adjudicator and clinician around the Midwest, and in his eighth year at Creighton, the Chamber Choir he conducts has performed at NMEA and North Central ACDA conferences and appears regularly with the Omaha Symphony. They have also more than doubled their number of performances on and off-campus, and they are performing the core repertoire of virtuoso chamber ensembles. In 2009 Breland completed his doctorate in choral conducting at the Jacobs School of Music, where he had been a member of the choral conducting faculty, preparing the University Singers for a performance with Dale Warland in 2008, and the previous fall giving over 12 performances as guest conductor of the 120-member Grammy-nominated Singing Hoosiers. With degrees in Music Theory and Choral Conducting from the University of Georgia and Indiana University, Breland has a diverse background in many different fields of music, including the piano and saxophone. Breland's first exposure to professional choral music was in 1990 as a member of the Atlanta Boy Choir, where he performed with Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, as well as in tours and festivals throughout Europe. Since then he has been active in the direction of many choral organizations, presently as the Artistic Director of the River City Mixed Chorus and the Music Director of Résonance.
Please see Dr. Breland’s website (www.barronbreland.com) for more information.