Instructor of Music
Director of University Singers
is a faculty member of the School of Music at Ball State University, where he
serves as Producer/Director of the University Singers, Indiana’s Official Goodwill Ambassadors, and teaches music history.
Under Alder’s direction, the Ball State University Singers won the gold medal
(the highest level awarded) at the World Choir Games making them the World’s
Number One Collegiate Entertainment Organization. In November of 2012, the
University Singers also won the platinum medal (the highest level awarded) at
the Xinghai International Choral Championships in Guangzhou China. Alder also
serves on the faculty of Ivy Tech State College as a professor of humanities.
the BME degree from Indiana State University, the master of music and the doctor
of arts in choral conducting from Ball State University where his research is
focused on high school choral directors and their perceptions of the impact of
their teaching and administrative practices on their students success in
learning and performance. In December 2011, Alder was the doctoral recipient of
Ball State University’s Excellence in Teaching Award for outstanding teaching,
innovation and leadership.
Alder is a
sought after adjudicator, clinician, guest conductor and arranger for choirs
and bands throughout the nation. Alan Alder also serves on the board of directors
for the Celebration Entertainment Academy in La Verne, CA. Alder’s performing
and teaching activities have taken him to the continents of Asia, Europe, North
and South America, and Australia.