Alex T. Favazza, Jr. is director of choral activities and lecturer in music in the Department of Music at the University of New Hampshire where he conducts the Chamber Singers and Concert Choir and teaches Techniques and Methods in Choral Music. His research interests include choral literature, Estonian choral music, and music education. Favazza earned his Ph.D. in music education and choral conducting from Florida State University where he studied with André J. Thomas and served as assistant conductor of the Tallahassee Community Chorus (TCC). During his time with TCC, the group received the American Prize in Choral Performance and Favazza was a finalist for the American Prize in Choral Conducting. While at Florida State, Favazza also served as a fieldwork supervisor in music education for preservice teachers. In 2017, Favazza was selected as a fellow for the Chorus America choral-orchestral masterclasses in California where he conducted members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Pacific Symphony. He received his M.M. in choral conducting from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2015 and his B.M.E. in vocal music education from Middle Tennessee State University in 2009. Favazza is a native of Tennessee where he taught public school choir in Memphis, Tenn. As a composer, Favazza’s choral works are published by Hinshaw Music and Colla Voce Music. His compositions have been performed by several all-state and regional honor choirs as well as collegiate, high school, community and church choirs throughout the United States. Favazza, baritone, is active as a singer and has recently performed with professional groups such as the Tallahassee Bach Parley and Chamber Choir. He is also an active church musician.
Ph.D., Choral Conducting, Florida State University