Dr. Damion Womack appointed Chair, Fine Arts
Dear Huntingdon Family,
I am exceedingly pleased to join Provost Anna McEwan in announcing the appointment of Dr. Damion Womack as Assistant Professor of Music, Chair of the Department of Fine Arts and Director of Choral Activities, effective August 1.
In his new position at Huntingdon, Dr. Womack will teach a variety of music courses, supervise faculty in the music and art programs, work with the Office of Admission to identify and recruit prospective students, direct the Huntingdon Concert Choir and the Huntingdon Ensemble at college events, in churches and on tour, and serve with me as the College’s principal ambassador to church, city, state and national arts communities.
Dr. Womack comes to Huntingdon from a 19-year career in secondary public and independent school teaching. Since 2001, he has taught at The Montgomery Academy, where he served most recently as Director of the Arts. His teaching responsibilities included conducting the Upper School Chorus and Chamber Chorus and teaching Advanced Placement Music Theory, Basic Music Theory and Applied Vocal Instruction. In recognition of his outstanding teaching, Dr. Womack received the McLemore Award for Excellence in Teaching.
I have watched Dr. Womack’s choirs in concert for many years and am thrilled that he is joining the Huntingdon faculty and will be working with our students. He has demonstrated over the years the ability to take students “where they are” in their knowledge and proficiency in music and advance them to dramatically higher levels of understanding and performance. He has always been deeply respected by his students for his commitment to their individual and group development. Regarded as one of the most outstanding choral ensembles in Alabama, his Montgomery Academy Upper School Chorus was invited to perform at the prestigious 2014 Southern Division American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA) Convention in Jacksonville, Florida. In addition, the chorus performed at state and national conferences of the National Association of Music Education and received first place honors in 2015 and 2016 at the Heritage National Choral Festival. The chorus consistently received “Superior” ratings at district, state and national competitions. Four of Dr. Womack’s students were recognized in the last decade as the Alabama Vocal Association Outstanding Choral Student (2007, 2010, 2013, 2015).
Dr. Womack is engaged in professional creative and leadership activities at all levels. Most recently, he has served as clinician at the 2017 ACDA National Convention, the 2016 ACDA Southern Division Convention, the 2016 Alabama State High School Honor Choir, the 2015 Music and Arts Week at United Methodist Camp Sumatanga, and the 2012 Jefferson County Teachers In-Service. He currently serves as the ACDA Southern Division High School Repertoire and Standards Chair.
A native of Birmingham, Dr. Womack earned the Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Alabama A&M University, the Master of Music Education from Alabama State University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of South Carolina.
Dr. Womack will begin his classroom teaching responsibilities at the start of fall semester, Monday, August 21. The Huntingdon Concert Choir will debut under Dr. Womack’s direction at the annual Presidential Convocation in Ligon Chapel, Wednesday, September 6.
J. Cameron West
President, Huntingdon College
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