Professor of Choral Studies
Director of Vocal and Choral Activities
Dr. Z. Randall Stroope is a Professor of Music and Director of Choral and Vocal Studies, as well as the Doug and Nickie Burns Endowed Chair for Choral Music. He received the Regents Distinguished Research Award, and the College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Mentor Award. Dr. Stroope conducts the Concert Chorale, Chamber Choir, and Women's Chorus, and coordinates the undergraduate and graduate choral conducting program.
Dr. Stroope is one of the most active American choral conductors and composers working today, having conducted 40 all-state choirs, and headlined at numerous summer ACDA conventions. In the past year, he has conducted performances in 13 states, as well as Chicago Symphony Hall, and mass at the Vatican. He has directed at Carnegie Hall every year since 2000, and is the Artistic Director of an international summer music festival in Rome and Barcelona. Dr. Stroope has published 142 musical works. He received a Master of Music in voice performance from the University of Colorado and a doctorate in choral conducting from Arizona State University.