John Yarrington, DMA
Chair, Department of Music
Area Coordinator, Choral Music
Faculty Athletics Representative
Professor of Music
BMus Ed, University of Oklahoma
MSM, Union Theological Seminary
DMA, University of Oklahoma
Men's Glee Club
Women's Glee Club
Dr. Yarrington's teaching focus, whether conducting, or working with choral groups, is to build community through excellence in music making. He has recruited many non-major students to sing. In the fall of 2013, majors and non-majors alike will have opportunity to sing in either the Men's or Women's Glee Clubs. Membership is open to the entire campus, including faculty. The Glee Clubs will not require university registration or a fee.
Dr. Yarrington has written many articles for mainstream journals and has served as a choral clinician across the United States and Canada. His choral works are published with Augsburg-Fortress, Abingdon Press, MorningStar and Carl Fischer. He is the author of five books. The most recent, published in 2013, is titled "In Pursuit of Musical Excellence".
Dr. Yarrington is the Faculty Athletic Representative and an avid basketball fan. He serves on the Admissions Review Board, as well. His community involvement includes directing the Chancel Choir of the First Presbyterian Church of Houston and serving on the Board of Cantare, a professional choral group.