Dr. Cameron Weatherford | Louisiana College

Dr. Cameron Weatherford

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Dr. Cameron Weatherford

Chair, Division of Fine Arts, Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities

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As a music educator, it is always my intention to model for my students a mindset of servanthood from the podium, facilitating a place for everyone to enjoy the music making process. This is at the heart of my educational philosophy.

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About Dr. Cameron Weatherford

Cameron Weatherford serves as the Chair of the Division of Fine Arts and Director of Choral Activities at Louisiana College, where he directs the Louisiana College Chorale, The Louisianians, The Voices of Louisiana College, and teaches courses in the Music Education curriculum.

Prior to coming to Louisiana College, he served as the Choral Director at Alexandria Senior High in Alexandria, Louisiana from 2012 to 2016. Under his direction, the ensembles of Alexandria Senior High School received numerous recognitions and awards including Superior ratings at the District and State level and have been featured in two Louisiana ACDA performances, tours throughout the southern United States, and a performance in Carnegie Hall in New York City.

In March 2017, Mr. Weatherford won first place in the National ACDA Graduate Conducting Competition in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 2016, he was awarded the Young Music Educator Award by the Louisiana Music Educators Association, a great honor which he ascribes to his wonderful students and colleagues that spurred his success.

He has conducted numerous honor choirs throughout Louisiana and Mississippi. He has served as an adjudicator in both Louisiana and Mississippi. He has been featured as a session presenter in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Ohio conferences including LMEA, MMEA, ACDA, and the Kettering National A Cappella Conference.

He also served as the Co-Chair for the Women’s Division of Louisiana ACDA, the Co-Chair for the Women’s Honor Choir in District II, The Louisiana State Representative for AEA (A Cappella Educators Association) and is an active member of NAfME, ACDA, AEA and CASA (Contemporary A Cappella Society of America).

Mr. Weatherford holds a B.M. in Church Music from Louisiana College, a M.M. in Choral Conducting from The University of Southern Mississippi, and a DMA in Choral Conducting from the University of Kentucky. He lives in Pineville with his wife Caroline and their two children, Hudson and Annie.

 

Awards

  • 1st Place in the National American Choral Directors Association Graduate Conducting Competition (2017)
  • Outstanding Young Music Educator Award, Louisiana Music Educators Association (2015)
  • Teacher of the Year, Alexandria Senior High School (2014)

Courses

  • Louisiana College Chorale
  • The Louisianians
  • Advanced Choral Conducting
  • Choral Literature
  • Music Literature
  • Choral Music in Secondary Schools