• Lecturer of Music; Director, Men's and Women's Chorales; Collaborative Pianist
  • 864.294.2482
  • Music Building - McAlister Room B
  • vivian.hamilton@furman.edu
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Vivian Hamilton is one of the highly experienced piano and voice coaches at Furman. She has taught choral music and collaborative piano across the country and conducted choirs at a number of universities, including Simmons College, Emerson College, Northeastern University, University of South Carolina and Clemson University.

As a church musician and conductor, Hamilton plays an active role in the community. She has worked with a number of orchestras and choirs in the South Carolina area, and served as president of the South Carolina American Choral Directors Association. Currently, she is the principal keyboard for the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and the minister of music at Greenville's First Baptist Church.

Name Title Description

MUS-063

Men's Chorale

MUS-064

Women's Chorale

MUS-065

Chamber Choir

MUS-066

Oratorio Chorus

It is a tremendous pleasure to work with Furman students. I enjoy working with students on many different levels and introducing them to excellent choral literature. I try to have a positive, encouraging approach in all of my teaching.

  • Performer, Robert Shaw Festival Singers
  • South Carolina President of American Choral Directors Association
  • Conductor of Choirs in American Choral Directors Association conventions
Education
D.M.A.
University of South Carolina
M.M.
New England Conservatory of Music
B.M.
Furman University
Training Under
Larry Wyatt
University of South Carolina
Jacob Maxin and Thomas Stumpf
New England Conservatory
Ruby Morgan and John Roberts
Furman University
Maria Clodes, Edvard Tchivzhel and Robert Shaw
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