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Dr. Abby Musgrove

Associate Professor/Director of Choral Activities

Music

amusgrove@se.edu

Fine Arts 118

580-745-2222

Biography

Dr. Abby Musgrove is the newly appointed Director of Choral Activities at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, where she conducts the Southeastern Chorale, and teaches conducting and musicology courses. Prior to her appointment at SUSO, Dr. Musgrove was Director of Choral Activities and Music Education at Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL, served as DCA at Aurora University, and taught middle and high school music in Illinois. She is also an avid church musician. Dr. Musgrove received degrees in Music Education and Choral Conducting from the University of Kansas, University of North Texas, and Millikin University. She is the founder and director of the Springfield, IL based professional choir, the Spero Chamber Chorale. Known for her creative repertoire choices and unique concert-experience, Dr. Musgrove is frequently in demand as a guest conductor and clinician for local and state events. Her research interests include historic and modern performance practices, developing solutions for small schools, and the science and physics behind aesthetics. She is a fan of science fiction, steampunk, jeeps, archeology, and tea. Abby lives in Durant, OK with her husband, Will, and their daughter, Quincy.