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Stephen Coker is Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at Chapman University in Orange, CA. Prior to this 2009 appointment, Dr. Coker served on the faculties of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), Oklahoma City University (OCU), and Portland State University. Coker was awarded the “Outstanding Teacher Award” at Chapman University, CCM, and OCU in 2015, 2002, and 1990, respectively, and in 1995, he received the "Director of Distinction Award" from the Oklahoma Choral Directors Association. In frequent demand as a clinician and guest conductor, he has conducted professional, collegiate, and youth choirs and orchestras in workshops and festivals in Portugal, South Korea, Israel, Sweden, China, and Taiwan as well as in roughly half of the fifty states.
A degree recipient of the University of Southern California and Oklahoma City University, he is an enthusiast of choral-orchestral performance, opera and musical theatre production, and world music. Dr. Coker has prepared choruses for James Levine, James Conlon, and Erich Kunzel, and as professional chorister, he has sung for conductors Helmuth Rilling, Krzysztof Penderecki, Dennis Russell Davies, and the late Robert Shaw.