Meet our first faculty spotlight of the year! We are delighted to introduce Dr. Cameron Weatherford, our new Assistant Professor of Choral Music. Dr. Weatherford completed his Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Kentucky and comes to us from Louisiana College. He conducts Choral Union and Men’s Chorus, as well as teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in conducting.
We asked him a few questions, which we’ll share throughout the month! To begin, we asked him to tell us a little bit about his journey in music.
“I grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and spent most of my professional life there until coming to Lee. I knew from a young age that the Lord was calling me to be a musician in some way and for years, I believed it was to work in studio/music production. About halfway through my undergraduate degree at Louisiana College, I received an opportunity to serve as the student conductor for our primary choral ensemble, which at the time, I had no interest in doing. Shortly after, I quickly realized that Choral Music Education was the call on my life and I have pursued and worked in that field ever since. Upon graduating from Louisiana College with a B.M. in Church Music, I moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi where I completed my M.M. in Choral Conducting from the University of Southern Mississippi. After this, I taught high school at Alexandria Senior High School in Louisiana for four years. Once I left there, my wife Caroline and I moved to Lexington, Kentucky where I worked on my D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from the University of Kentucky. I recently taught at my alma mater, Louisiana College for four years, prior to coming to serve here at Lee!”