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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 recipient of the Ruth Hartness Piano Scholarship and was a winner of the University Concerto Competition. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern Mississippi.  Zackery has served a public schools of North Carolina as a band, orchestra and chorus teacher 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 Virginia Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, the Virginia Children's Chorus and the Advisory Council of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.