The MacPherson Prize
Do you know any inspiring conductors in Texas? Nominate them by November 15, 2018, for our MacPherson Prize!
2015 Recipient: Stephen Holcomb
Stephen Holcomb, a native of Waco, Texas, holds the BME and MM degrees from Baylor University, and the DMA degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Since 1988 Dr. Holcomb has been on the music faculty of Dallas Baptist University as Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities. In 2001, he was selected as DBU’s Piper Outstanding Professor of the Year.
His choirs enjoy a reputation for excellence evidenced by invitations to sing for TMEA and SWACDA. In 2013, Dr. Holcomb conducted John Rutter’s REQUIEM in Carnegie Hall. The DBU Chorale has toured Europe on numerous occasions singing at St. Mark’s Basilica, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Notre Dame Cathedral, and St. Thomas Kirke. In addition to his work with University choirs, Dr. Holcomb produces, directs, and conducts the musical and opera productions each year.
He is a member of ACDA, TCDA, TMEA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Professional Music Fraternity, and ASCAP.