Dr. Jose Rivera
Dr. Jose Rivera is an Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education and director of the University Chorale at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke where he teaches rehearsal, vocal techniques and conducting at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior appointments include Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and choral director at Richards High School and Chiles High School in Florida. He has been invited to conducted honor choirs and choral adjudications throughout the country and has presented research and choral workshops at conferences in Wisconsin, Florida, Texas, North Carolina, and the American Choral Director's Association state and divisional conferences.
Dr. Rivera's research interests include rehearsal techniques, teacher preparation, and analysis of twentieth-century Latin American choral music. His research of Latin American music has been published in the NCMEA and ACDA Journals. This past summer he attended the US/Cuba Conductors Exchange Program Symposium in Havana, Cuba where he was invited to work with choral conducting students at the Institute of Superior Arts (ISA). He be returning this summer to continue his research on the choral music of Cuba.
Jose Rivera holds the Ph.D. in Choral Conducting/Choral Music Education and a Master of Choral Music Education degree from Florida State University and currently serves as the ACDA Multicultural and Ethnic Perspectives, Southern Division Chair.