Craig T Zamer
Craig Zamer, Ph.D., Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music at Tennessee Tech University is the conductor of the Tech Chorale, the premiere auditioned choral ensemble on campus. He also directs the TTU Concert Choir, and the Cookeville Mastersingers, a large ensemble drawn from the TTU student body and the community. In addition he teaches undergraduate courses in choral conducting, choral literature, secondary choral methods and student teacher supervision.
Dr. Zamer received his Bachelor of Arts with a double major in Vocal Performance and Music Education from Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia. He received his Masters in Music Education and his Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education and Choral Conducting from The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida where he studied with André Thomas, Judy Bowers, and Kevin Fenton.
Prior to his position at Tennessee Tech, Dr. Zamer taught high school choral music at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Virginia. Dr. Zamer has been an invited clinician, conductor and adjudicator in northern Florida, Colorado, Iowa, Tennessee, and Virginia. He has also conducted abroad in the countries of England, France, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Germany and China. Dr. Zamer is also a published choral arranger. His arrangement of Wayfarin' Stranger is available through Hinshaw Music.
Dr. Zamer lives with his wife Katy, daughter Lorin, son Andrew, and two dogs, Jackson and Lance.