Dr. Pamela J. Perry is Professor of Choral Music Education, Emeritus at Central Connecticut State University where she was on the faculty from 1990-2013. She was the founding director of the CCSU University Singers. This ensemble has given concert tours in Germany, Hungary, France, Spain, Puerto Rico, China and Japan, and frequently performs and lead in master classes at MENC and ACDA conferences. Before coming to CCSU, Dr. Perry was the Director of Choral Activities at the Hartt School, University of Hartford. She is a frequent guest conductor at regional and all-state choral festivals, and serves as an adjudicator and clinician through the country.
As a music educator Dr. Perry is active as a consultant in many public school systems – working with music faculty on professional development topics, and working with school choral groups. She has been an education consultant for the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and for the Orange County Public Schools in Orland, FL. Dr. Perry has published articles on choral music education in the Choral Journal and International Journal of Women Composers.
She has been the recipient of several teaching awards, most notably the Connecticut ACDA “Conductor of the Year” in 1994, membership to the “Excellence in Teaching” Honor Roll at CCSU in 1996, 2007, and 2008, and received the CCSU Distinguished Service Award in 2006.
Dr. Perry attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois for her undergraduate degree in music education. She holds a Master of Science in Music Education from the University of Illinois, and a Doctor of Music Arts degree from the Hartt School, Hartford, CT.