Dr. Valerie Bullock is Chair of the Horton School of Music, Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Charleston Southern University where she conducts the University Concert Singers, Bel Canto as well as coordinating choral music education. She received her doctorate in choral music education from Florida State University and Masters and Bachelor Degrees from the University of South Carolina.
Dr. Bullock is actively involved in many professional organizations including the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and Music Educators National Conference. She has served as President of the SC ACDA and was Local Arrangements Chair for the Southern Region American Choral Directors Convention held in Charleston as well as Interest Session coordinator for the Southern Division ACDA Conference in Nashville. In addition to these activities, she has conducted choral clinics in Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Virginia, Tennessee and South Carolina.
Dr. Bullock has conducted the CSU Concert Singers in Austria, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Italy and Scotland, as well as in three week-long Choir in Residence: two at York Minster in 2004 and 2006 and one at Canterbury Cathedral in 2012. She also conducts the Singers of Summerville, and in 2013 conducted them as part of the Piccolo Spoleto Spotlight Series. In 2014 she conducted the Concert Singers throughout Catalonia performing concerts in Barcelona, Girona and Palafrugel. In February 2015, she prepared the Concert Singers for a concert with Edward Higgenbottom and in May 2015 conducted them in New York City at St. Patrick’s Cathedral and St. Paul’s Chapel, Trinity Wall Street. This June, Dr. Bullock will conduct the CSU Concert Singers as they perform in Budapest, Hungary and Vienna, Austria.