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Alvin E.  Amos

Professor and Chair
Ware Center, Room 109
484-365-7554
amos@lincoln.edu

Alvin Amos

EDUCATION:

Doctor of Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1987
Master of Music, Colorado State University, 1971
Bachelor of Arts, Xavier University of New Orleans, 1970

SELECTED EDUCATION EXPERIECES

Sponsored Task Force Member of Senior HBCU Music Executives for The National Association of Merchants of Music (NAMM) Foundation Conference, Anaheim Convention Center - Anaheim, California - January, 2009
“Planning New or Renovated Music Facilities” Howard, Boner, Holden, & Wetherill Architectural and Acoustical Group, Dallas, TX, November 1996
“African Studies Workshop for Teachers”, Center for African Studies, Lincoln University, May 1996
“Black Music and Musicians in Paris” W.E.B. DuBois Institute, The Sorbonne, Paris France, April 1996
“Concepts and Principles of Fund Raising" Indiana University, Center of Philanthropy, Indianapolis, IN, November 1990,
“Teaching Music in the Urban Schools” Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Summer 1976                                   

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Chair, Professor of Music –Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Lincoln University – 2009-Present
Chair, Professor of Music, Department of Music  Lincoln University 1989-1998, (Interim Chair, Spring, 2001)
Chair, Fine Arts Department, Paul Quinn College – Waco Texas, 1988-89
Professor of Music Livingstone College – Salisbury, N C   1977-1988
Assistant Professor of Music – Central State University –Wilberforce, Ohio 1971-1977
Led the Lincoln University Jazz Ensemble on a 3-venue tour in Paris, France. April, 1997
Member music groups: “Orbiteers & “Swiss Movement” Under contract with and Opening Act for The Temptations, Tall T Label of Motown Record Corporation, Detroit Michigan -1969-70

INFORMAL APPRENTICESHIPS
Nancy Wilson’s recording of the song, “This Mother’s Daughter,” Eugene McDaniels, Producer, Summer 1975 - The Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA
Sea Saint Recording Studios, New Orleans, LA, Allen Toussaint, Producer, Performer, Co-Owner (including such acts as “LaBelle” featuring Patti LaBelle), Summer- 1972
 
COURSES TAUGHT AT LINCOLN:
Jazz in American Culture Mus 323, Ear Training and Sight Singing Mus 101, , Applied Woodwinds Mus Vars#s, Woodwind Teachings Methods Mus  435, Instrumental Conducting, Mus 220 Fundamentals of Music Mus 100

CURRENT RESEARCH and Performances:
Music Curricular at Historically Black Colleges and Universities 2009-Present
“Keyboard Music at Black Baptist Churches in Delaware Valley Pennsylvania”, On-  going
“Keyboard Music at Black Baptist Churches in Central Piedmont North Carolina”, 1987

RECENT PRESENTATIONS:
Moderator & Scholar for “Looking at Jazz” A Six-Night Lecture/Film Series in Dickey Hall Auditorium, Lincoln University - Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Pennsylvania Humanities Council - January to April 2007

CURRENT ACTIVITIES:
Clarinet Performances of Western Classical Music, Jazz and Church Music
Curriculum Analysis, Review and Revision in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) at Lincoln University

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Phone: 484-365-7554
Email: amos@lincoln.edu