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Dr. Alan Raines is the Director of Choral Activities at Baylor University. Dr. Raines is a frequent guest conductor and sought after clinician with choruses throughout the United States. Previously, he was the Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at Stetson University. A recipient of the M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in Choral Conducting at UCLA, Raines served as the Assistant Conductor of the Angeles Chorale while as a student of Donald Neuen. Prior appointments include the University of La Verne and Georgia State University.
Raines' choirs have performed throughout the United States and Europe and have received invitations to perform for conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference and the Georgia Music Educators Association. Under his direction, The University Singers of Georgia State University quickly emerged as one of the "finest choral ensembles in the southeast." Raines is a member of the conducting faculty of La Musica Lirica in Urbania, Italy and is the Artistic Director of the Elysium Chamber Orchestra and Chorus in Atlanta, Georgia. This summer, he will assume the post of Assistant Conductor for the orchestra and chorus at the Bellingham Festival of Music in Bellingham, Washington.
Raines' professional engagements have taken him throughout most of the major cities in the United States, Canada and abroad with guest appearances at Moscow State University, the London Virtuosi in Wells, U.K. and Musica Angelica of Los Angeles. He is the first American invited to guest conduct the Chonan City Choir and Orchestra in Chonan City, South Korea. His schedule includes appearances in Washington, Michigan, Georgia, Florida and Tennessee this fall alone.
As Director of Choral Activities at Stetson, Raines conducted the 50 voice select Concert Choir and the 250 member Choral Union, taught conducting and administrated the large and varied choral program. Raines is a member of MENC, GMEA, FVA, FMEA, Pi Kappa Lambda and ACDA. An active arranger, his publications of chansons and lieder are under the auspices of Alliance Music Publications, Inc. and Walton Music.
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