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Lon Chaffin

Lon Chaffin
Music Theory, Composition

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(575) 646-2421

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Dr. Chaffin is an educator, administrator, lecturer, and graphic designer, as well as an award-winning composer and author.  He has served as a university music administrator, college choral director, voice instructor, and music theory teacher for almost forty years.  Along with his compositions for winds, percussion, and strings, he has composed numerous choral works and written and directed several musical theater productions.  His one-act opera, "Grant and Grace," was a winner in the national Contemporary Americana Festival and was performed by the Boston Metro Opera.  One of his choral pieces, "Burst Into Jubilant Song," was selected and performed as part of the "New Voices" national vocal/choral festival in Washington, D.C.  Many other works have been performed nationally and internationally and recordings of his works can be found on CD's from Summit Records, Afinaudio, and Centaur Records.  As a speaker, he has given lecture/presentations on electronic music, music theater, integrating the music curriculum, and the math of music theory.

Dr. Chaffin holds a Bachelor of Music from Wayland Baptist University in Church Music and Composition.  His Masters is in Music Theory and Composition from Texas Tech University.  He also received a Ph.D. in Fine Arts from Texas Tech with an emphasis in Composition.  While at Texas Tech, he studied composition and theory with Mary Jeanne van Appledorn.
His memberships include ASCAP, TMEA, and CMS.