Craig T Zamer
Dr. Craig Zamer is Director of Choral Activities at Tennessee Tech University, where he conducts the Tech Chorale, The TTU Concert Choir, and the Mastersingers – a large community chorus with membership drawn from Cookeville and the Upper Cumberland region. Dr. Zamer also teaches undergraduate courses in choral conducting, choral literature, secondary choral methods, and is responsible for supervising student teachers. In February of 2013, the faculty voted unanimously to award tenure to Dr. Zamer; and in August of 2013, was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor.
Dr. Zamer received his Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Vocal Performance
and Music Education from Virginia Tech University. He also holds the M.M.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Music Education and Choral Conducting from The Florida State University. As a graduate student he studied with André Thomas, Judy Bowers, and Kevin Fenton.
Before coming to Tennessee Tech, Dr. Zamer taught high school choral music in Virginia. He has been an invited clinician, conductor, and adjudicator in Florida, Colorado, Iowa, Tennessee, and Virginia. Dr. Zamer has also conducted abroad in England, France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Germany and China. His arrangement of Wayfarin’ Stranger (2009) is available through Hinshaw Music.
Dr. Zamer lives in Cookeville with his wife Katy, daughter Lorin, son Andrew, and two dogs, Jackson and Lance.