Dr. Lisa A. Billingham, Associate Professor of Choral Music Education and Director of Graduate Studies for the Department of Music at George Mason University, conducts the University Chorale and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in choral music education. She is the co-advisor for the GMU student chapters of ACDA and MENC. She is also the Repertoire & Standards Chair for Youth and Student Activities for Virginia ACDA and is on the planning committee for Voices United, a summer regional ACDA Conference.
As a Certified Laban Movement Analyst, Dr. Billingham's research interests include the incorporation of Laban Movement Theory in conducting pedagogy and the choral rehearsal. Dr. Billingham is active as a clinician and guest conductor for conferences and choirs throughout the United States. She has presented workshops at the MENC Eastern Division Biennial In-Service Conference, Northwest Division ACDA Conference, and Southern Division ACDA Conference. She has presented two workshops at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities.
Dr. Billingham holds a DMA in Choral Conducting from the University of Arizona, an MM in Choral Conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and a BME in Choral Music Education from Indiana University (Bloomington). Her conducting mentors include Bruce Chamberlain, Eph Ehly, James Jordan, Maurice Skones, and Volker Hempfling.