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Richard Nance

Richard Nance

Director of Choral Activities

(253) 535-7613 (office)



Choral Conducting


Bachelor's Degree in Music, West Texas State University

Masters Degree in Music, West Texas State University

DMA in Music, Arizona State University

Richard Nance is Director of Choral Activities at Pacific Lutheran University, where he conducts the Choir of the West and Choral Union. He also teaches the choral conducting sequence and supervises student teachers. Prior to coming to Pacific Lutheran, Dr. Nance taught at Amarillo College and in public schools in Texas and New Mexico. Nance holds bachelors and masters degrees from West Texas State University and the DMA degree from Arizona State University. He has studied conducting with Hugh Sanders, Douglas McEwen and David Stocker, and studied composition with Joseph Nelson and Randall Shinn. Dr. Nance is an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, and currently serves as President for the Northwestern Division.