Graham Bier

Lecturer in Music

Graham directs the Bryn Athyn College Choir and teaches music history and theory. He has worked as a professional singer in Europe, including performances with Stile Antico, I Fagiolini, and the Yorkshire Baroque Soloists, and regular work with the York Minster Choir. He has conducted ensembles on a diverse range of projects, including two tours of China, a choral exchange in Serbia, and broadcasts for the BBC. Graham’s research interests include vocal technique, ensemble singing technique, renaissance sacred music, and the history of psalmody. He works as the Director of Music for the Bryn Athyn Church and as a freelance singer and conductor around the East Coast.

Education

  • PhD, Musicology, University of York
  • MA, Vocal Performance, University of York
  • BA, Music History/Theory, Oberlin College

Accomplishments

  • Conducting Scholarship, Huddersfield Choral Society
  • Lyons Celebration Award, University of York
  • Holbeck/Mills Studentship, University of York
  • Joan Haward Legacy Award, Dartington International Summer School
  • Roslyn Lyons Masters Scholarship, University of York

Areas of Expertise/Interest

  • Early music
  • Singing
  • Performance practice
  • Editing
  • Music history
  • Ensemble
  • Conducting
  • Choral technique

Courses Taught