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Harlan Zackery, Jr.

Dr. Harlan Zackery, Jr., is Director of Choral Activities and conductor of the Concert Choir at Norfolk State University. He completed the Bachelor of Music degree in music education, cum laude, as well as the Master of Music in choral conducting at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he was a 2004 winner of the UNCG Conducting Competition. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern Mississippi. Zackery has taught band and chorus in middle and elementary schools in North Carolina. In addition, he has served as assistant director of the Durham Youth Symphony. He has taught on the music faculties of Winston-Salem Bible College, the North Carolina School of the Arts and Jackson State University. He has performed throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico and Canada as a piano soloist, accompanist, conductor and clinician. In 2012, Zackery, along with Dr. D. Royce Boyer, co-founded the Jackson Metro Male Chorus, a skillful group of male singers of all ages, residing in the metro-Jackson area. He has also served as accompanist and assistant artistic director for the Jackson Choral Society and the Mississippi Chorus. Dr. Zackery is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia music fraternity, and Pi Kappa Lambda music honor fraternity. Zackery is past vice-president of the Mississippi Girlchoir and currently serves on the executive board of the American Choral Directors Association and the Mississippi Boychoir.

Audio recording of NSU Choir singing "Laudate". PDF of the lyrics available here.