Christopher Joyner (2016), Director of Choirs
B.A., Clark Atlanta University
M.M., Northern Illinois University
Christopher A. Joyner is the Director of Choirs and Recruiter for the Performing Arts at Beloit College. Previously he was a Voice Instructor at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, IL. Originally from Georgia, Chis received the Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA and the Master of Music in Performance: Voice/Choral Conducting from Northern Illinois University. While at NIU, He was the graduate assistant for the Choral Area and directed the University Chorus.
Before moving to the Midwest, Chris was very active as a music educator and performer in Atlanta. His choral experience includes public school teaching, church choirs, community choirs, and boy choirs. Under his leadership, his choral program has gained a respected reputation on district and state levels; improving in membership retention and earning excellent and superior ratings in their Large Group Performance Evaluations.
Chris continues to perform in the Chicagoland area as concert soloist, choir participant, and on the operatic stage.