Dr. Chris Turner
Dr. Chris TurnerAssistant Professor of Voice
Voice Area Coordinator

Office: Sellers 228
Office Phone: (504) 282-4455, ext. 3218
Fax:
Home Phone:
E-Mail: cturner@nobts.edu

Education

  • D.M.A., Louisiana State University
  • M.M., Mississippi College
  • B.M., Mississippi College
  • Additional Study, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester

Teaching Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Voice, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2010 to present)
  • Adjunct Professor of Voice, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (2009 to 2010)
  • Teaching Assistant, Louisiana State University (2006 to 2009)

Teaching Specializations

  • Applied Voice
  • Vocal Coaching
  • Vocal Pedagogy
  • Vocal Diction
  • Vocal Literature
  • Church Music

Ministry Experience

  • Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Baton Rouge, LA (2006 to present)
  • Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Natchez, MS (2001 to 2006)
  • Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Canton, MS (1997 to 2001)
  • Minister of Music, Woodland Hills Baptist Church, Jackson, MS (1994 to 1997)
  • Minister of Music, Trinity Baptist Church, Vicksburg, MS (1992 to 1994)
  • Interim Minister of Music, First Baptist Church, Richland, MS (1991 to 1992)
  • Youth Intern, Arlington Heights Baptist Church, Pascagoula, MS (Summer of 1991)
  • Youth Intern, Unity Baptist Church, Pascagoula, MS (Summer of 1990)
  • Minister of Music, Ridglea Heights Baptist Church, Escatawpa, MS (1988 to 1989)

Honors and Awards

  • National Semi-Finalist, Lois Alba Aria Competition (Houston, TX)
  • National Semi-Finalist, Oratorio Society of New York (New York, NY)
  • The Governor's Award, National Association of Teachers of Singing (Southern Region)
  • Three Time First Place Winner, National Association of Teachers of Singing (Southern Region)
  • Three Time First Place Winner, National Association of Teachers of Singing (Mississippi Chapter)
  • Wurlitzer Vocal Collegiate Artist of the Year, Mississippi Music Teachers Association
  • First Place Winner in Voice, Music Teachers National Association (Mississippi Chapter)
  • Two Time Winner, The Banks Endowed Music Award, Mississippi College
  • Member, Who's Who Among American Colleges and Universities

Roles and Works

  • Bass Soloist, Christmas Oratorio, Camille Saint-Saëns
  • Bass Soloist, The Crucifixion, John Stainer
  • Bass Soloist, Elijah, Felix Mendelssohn
  • Bass Soloist, For Unto Us A Child Is Born, Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Bass Soloist, Messiah, G. F. Handel
  • Bass Soloist, Requiem, Johannes Brahms
  • Bass Soloist, Requiem, Maurice Duruflé
  • Tenor Soloist, Mass in G, Franz Schubert
  • Tenor Soloist, Missa brevis in D, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Tenor Soloist, Missa solemnis, Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Count Almaviva, Le Nozze di Figaro, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Don Alfonso, Cosi Fan Tutte, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • The Farmer, The Music Man, Meredith Wilson
  • Ping, Turandot, Giacomo Puccini

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, National Association of Teachers of Singing
  • Professional Member, The National Voice Foundation
  • Member, American Choral Directors Association
  • Member, Baptist Church Music Conference

OUR MISSION

The mission of New Orleans Baptist Theological
Seminary is to equip leaders to fulfill the Great
Commission and the Great Commandments through
the local church and its ministries.


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