May 20th with performances at 11am and 12pm
Cera Babb is the Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music at the
University of Wisconsin-River Falls, where she conducts the Chamber Singers, Concert
Choir, and Treble Choir, and teaches courses in Conducting and Music Education. An
active clinician with honor choirs and festivals around the country, Babb’s work focuses
on fostering enriching, meaningful, and musically excellent experiences with musicians
and their communities.
Babb’s research interests include assessing the impact of choral music on communities,
investigating the work of underrepresented musicians, and fostering student success at
the post-secondary level. She holds a D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from Michigan State
University, a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Oregon, and a
Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of Delaware.
Babb is the recipient of the Robert A. Harris Award for Excellence in Choral
Performance, the Charles K. Smith Endowed Fellowship in Graduate Choral
Conducting, the Graduate Employee Award of Excellence in Ensemble Teaching, and
the Johns Award for Excellence in Teaching.