TCDA President


Dr. Pam Elrod Huffman’s conducting career spans all levels – from elementary and secondary schools to university, symphonic, and church choirs – and includes positions in Texas, New York, Illinois, and Georgia.  Since 2007, Pam has been the Director of Choral Activities at SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, where she oversees the MM Choral Conducting program and directs its choral ensembles. An accomplished vocalist, she has appeared as a guest artist with university, professional, community and church choirs throughout the country.  From 1988 until 1999, Pam sang with the late Robert Shaw, performing and recording with the Robert Shaw Festival Singers, the Robert Shaw Choral Institutes, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, and the Atlanta Symphony Chamber Chorus.  Since 2003 she has been a member of the Grammy award-winning professional choral ensemble Conspirare under the direction of Craig Hella Johnson.

Pam is an active clinician and adjudicator in Texas and throughout the United States, and a sought-after workshop clinician in the choral techniques of Robert Shaw.  Her article on Shaw’s warm-ups can be found on the Singer Network website, and an article on Shaw’s rehearsal techniques appears in the February 2013 issue of TMEA’s Southwestern Musician. Active in TCDA, Pam has served on many committees, presented interest sessions, coached college student conductors, and served as Vice President of the College and Community Division. She is a member of TCDA, TMEA, ACDA, Chorus America, NCCO, and Pi Kappa Lambda. Pam holds BME and MM degrees from The University of Texas at Austin and a DMA in Choral Conducting from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.