Dr. T.J. Harper
Dr. T. J. Harper is the Director of Choral Activities and supervises the secondary music education curriculum at Providence College in Providence, Rhode Island. Dr. Harper received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California where he graduated with honors. He has had the privilege of studying with Dr. William Dehning, Dr. Nick Strimple, Dr. Magen Solomon, Paul A. Smith, and Dr. Gary L. Unruh.
Dr. Harper is the president of the Rhode Island chapter of the American Choral Directors Association and the Director of the ACDA International Conductor Exchange Program (ICEP). He is the president-elect of the Rhode Island Music Educators Association, and he is also the Rhode Island state representative and founding member of the National Collegiate Choral Organization. He is active as a choral clinician, festival adjudicator, Music Education consultant, and honor choir director. Dr. Harper is also a contributing author to the recently published Student Engagement in Higher Education: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Approaches for Diverse Populations. (Routledge)