Music professor earns doctor of musical arts degree

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Scotty Allison, an assistant professor of music at Culver-Stockton College, recently earned a doctor of musical arts degree with a major in choral conducting from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.

 

CANTON, Mo. — Scotty Allison, an assistant professor of music at Culver-Stockton College, recently earned a doctor of musical arts degree with a major in choral conducting from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.

The title of Alllison’s dissertation was “A Conductor’s Analysis of Missa votiva (ZWV 18) by Jan Lukáš Ignatius Dismas Zelenka.” Zelenka, who died in 1745, was a Czech composer and one of the most respected musicians of the Baroque period. Because of the inaccessibility of his works after his death and damage to many of his manuscripts during World War II, his creative output is little known and thus rarely performed today.

Allison joined the faculty at Culver-Stockton College in August 2016. He is the conductor of C-SC’s collegiate choir, concert choir and chamber choir. Allison also is a tenor in the Quincy Symphony Chorus and plays the violin in the Quincy Symphony Orchestra.

He previously was a K-12 vocal and instrumental music teacher for the Labette County School District, based in Altamont, Kan. Allison’s choirs won numerous awards at the regional and state level, and he had three students perform in choirs at Carnegie Hall. He won awards from the Kansas Music Teachers Association and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.

He also has teaching experience at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan., Cottey College in Nevada, Mo., Fort Scott Community College in Fort Scott, Kan., and the Olathe School District in Olathe, Kan.

Allison earned his bachelor’s degree in music education in 2005 from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan., and his master’s degree in choral conducting in 2007 from Pittsburg State University.

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