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George Mason University

Lisa Billingham

Associate Professor

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  • 703-993-3778 (office)
  • de Laski Performing Arts Bldg, A417H
    4400 University Drive, MS 3E3
    Fairfax, VA 22030

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Lisa A. Billingham, associate professor of choral music education at Mason, conducts the University Chorale and teaches courses in choral music education. Under her direction, the University Chorale was honored to accept an invitation in fall 2009 to perform for the Virginia Music Educators Conference. She is co-advisor for the Mason student chapters of the American Choral Directors Association and the Music Educators National Conference. She is past president for the Virginia Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. Billingham’s research interests include the incorporation of Laban Movement Theory in conducting pedagogy and the choral rehearsal. She is a certified Laban Movement Analyst from the Integrated Movement Studies Program at the University of Utah and incorporates that theory with private conducting students. She is active as a clinician for conferences and choirs throughout the U.S. and Europe. Her text The Complete Conductors Guide to Laban Movement Theory is available from GIA Publications. Billingham holds a DMA in choral conducting from the University of Arizona, a Master of Music in choral conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and a BME in choral music education from Indiana University. Her conducting mentors include Bruce Chamberlain, Eph Ehly, James Jordan, Maurice Skones and Volker Hempfling.


DMA, Music, University of Arizona (2000)

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Appointment: Tenured

Faculty Rank: Associate Professor

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