William Skoog Kawai Artist

“A perfect instrument for musical creation and expression, with a kaleidoscopic range of tonal colors and an action that is unsurpassed.”

William M. Skoog

Shigeru Kawai Artist

William M. Skoog

Dr. William M. Skoog is Professor of Music, Elizabeth Daughdrill Fine Arts Chair, and Director of Choral Studies in the Department of Music. In addition, he conducts the Rhodes Singers (Concert Choir), Chamber Singers, and the MasterSingers Chorale, often conducting them with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Skoog has directed choral festivals at the regional, state, national, and international levels and his conducting credits include the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Moravian Symphony Orchestra, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, and the Fort Worth and Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestras.

William M. Skoog
8168 Windersville Dr.
Bartlett, TN, 38133
419-308-1570 C/ 901-843-3774 O/ skoogw@rhodes.edu
ACADEMIC PREPARATION
DOCTOR OF ARTS; Choral Conducting/Opera Voice
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 1992
MASTER OF ARTS; Conducting
Lamont School of Music, University of Denver, Denver, CO, 1981
MASTER OF ARTS; Voice Performance/Pedagogy
Lamont School of Music, University of Denver, Denver, CO, 1979
BACHELOR OF ARTS; Vocal Music, Magna Cum Laude
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, 1975
RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Aug. 2018-Present:
Professor, Department of Music, Director of Choral Studies
Rhodes College, Department of Music, 2000 North Parkway, Memphis, TN
Aug. 2009- Aug. 2018
Professor, Chair, Department of Music, Director of Choral Studies
Rhodes College, Department of Music, 2000 North Parkway, Memphis, TN
Courses taught:
• Rhodes Singers (Concert Choir)
• Chamber Singers
• Rhodes MasterSingers Chorale/Memphis Symphony Orchestra
• Conducting, Beginning and Advanced
• Applied Music, Voice
• Men’s Chorus
• Cultivate teamwork across the academy for building the Music program
• Cultivate Interdisciplinary programs as appropriate and desired with Music
• Supervise music faculty; 34 full time and adjunct professors
• Supervise music staff, including recording and music technology staff, piano technicians,
professional accompanists, and Administrative Assistant.
• Create and share vision for the department in terms of philosophy, curriculum,
programming, degrees, funding, publications, social media,
• Recommend annual and special budget allocations for the department, providing rationale
• Offer recommendations regarding sabbatical leaves, faculty development grants, student
fellowships
• Oversee and strategize music student recruitment and retention
• Mentor and evaluate faculty in teaching, scholarship, and service
• Oversee all faculty recruitment and retention
• Strategize and oversee curricular development and adjustments
• Draft and submit assessment outcome documents for SACS review
• Submit annual departmental reports; teaching loads (and FTE), faculty and student
accomplishments, faculty, staff, facilities strengths and weaknesses
• Review and recommend departmental tenure and/or promotion
• Oversee and develop budgets, scheduling, facilities, concert season
• Supervise all promotion documents with Department of Communications
• Coordinate recruitment efforts with Department of Admissions
• Collaborate with Office of Development for funding, program, facilities and equipment
enhancement

William Skoog Kawai Artist

“I insist on a Shigeru Kawai for my recordings, my concerts and my home. It is the only piano I want to hear my music played on.”

William M. skoog

Shigeru Kawai SK-6

Dr. William M. Skoog is Professor of Music, Elizabeth Daughdrill Fine Arts Chair, and Director of Choral Studies in the Department of Music. In addition, he conducts the Rhodes Singers (Concert Choir), Chamber Singers, and the MasterSingers Chorale, often conducting them with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Skoog has directed choral festivals at the regional, state, national, and international levels and his conducting credits include the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Moravian Symphony Orchestra, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, and the Fort Worth and Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestras.

William M. Skoog
8168 Windersville Dr.
Bartlett, TN, 38133
419-308-1570 C/ 901-843-3774 O/ skoogw@rhodes.edu
ACADEMIC PREPARATION
DOCTOR OF ARTS; Choral Conducting/Opera Voice
University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, 1992
MASTER OF ARTS; Conducting
Lamont School of Music, University of Denver, Denver, CO, 1981
MASTER OF ARTS; Voice Performance/Pedagogy
Lamont School of Music, University of Denver, Denver, CO, 1979
BACHELOR OF ARTS; Vocal Music, Magna Cum Laude
Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, 1975
RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Aug. 2018-Present:
Professor, Department of Music, Director of Choral Studies
Rhodes College, Department of Music, 2000 North Parkway, Memphis, TN
Aug. 2009- Aug. 2018
Professor, Chair, Department of Music, Director of Choral Studies
Rhodes College, Department of Music, 2000 North Parkway, Memphis, TN
Courses taught:
• Rhodes Singers (Concert Choir)
• Chamber Singers
• Rhodes MasterSingers Chorale/Memphis Symphony Orchestra
• Conducting, Beginning and Advanced
• Applied Music, Voice
• Men’s Chorus
• Cultivate teamwork across the academy for building the Music program
• Cultivate Interdisciplinary programs as appropriate and desired with Music
• Supervise music faculty; 34 full time and adjunct professors
• Supervise music staff, including recording and music technology staff, piano technicians,
professional accompanists, and Administrative Assistant.
• Create and share vision for the department in terms of philosophy, curriculum,
programming, degrees, funding, publications, social media,
• Recommend annual and special budget allocations for the department, providing rationale
• Offer recommendations regarding sabbatical leaves, faculty development grants, student
fellowships
• Oversee and strategize music student recruitment and retention
• Mentor and evaluate faculty in teaching, scholarship, and service
• Oversee all faculty recruitment and retention
• Strategize and oversee curricular development and adjustments
• Draft and submit assessment outcome documents for SACS review
• Submit annual departmental reports; teaching loads (and FTE), faculty and student
accomplishments, faculty, staff, facilities strengths and weaknesses
• Review and recommend departmental tenure and/or promotion
• Oversee and develop budgets, scheduling, facilities, concert season
• Supervise all promotion documents with Department of Communications
• Coordinate recruitment efforts with Department of Admissions
• Collaborate with Office of Development for funding, program, facilities and equipment
enhancement

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