Dr. Debra J. Lynn -- Professor of Music, is in her ninteenth year at Manchester University where she serves as Chair of the Department of Music, Director of Choral Organizations, and instructor of applied voice, conducting, vocal pedagogy, and opera workshop. Choral ensembles under her direction include the A Cappella Choir, Chamber Singers, and Manchester Symphony Chorus. Her ensembles have performed at various locations throughout the U.S. including Carnegie Hall in New York. Her A Cappella Choir has traveled to Austria, Italy, and London for tours emphasizing world peace. Debra holds a Doctor of Arts in Music degree with an emphasis in choral conducting and voice performance from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. Prior degrees from Truman State University and William Jewell College include emphases in choral conducting, voice performance, and music education. Before moving to North Manchester, Dr. Lynn has held teaching and conducting positions at Northeast Missouri State University, William Jewell College, and Mid-America Nazarene College. She has served as opera chorus director for Illinois Opera Theatre and as guest conductor for various composer forums and honor choir festivals. She is married to tubist, Robert Lynn. They reside in North Manchester with their four daughters, Bethany, Abby, and twins: Emily and Erin (as well as four cats: Ella Fitzgerald, Spartacus, Hildegarde von Bingen and Enheduanna -- look them up, they were really awesome humans).