Music art department


Lundergan, Edward

B.A., Yale College, 1976
M.M., U. of Michigan, 1987
D.M.A., U. of Texas at Austin, 1991


Department: Music
Office: CH-G 108
Phone: (845) 257-2715

Career History

SUNY- Plattsburgh, 1991-93
SUNY-New Paltz, 1993-present

Teaching Interests

Choral ensembles, conducting, music research and writing, 20th-century theory and analysis

Research/Creative Activity

Artistic Director, Kairos: A Consort of Singers. Select vocal ensemble performing unaccompanied choral literature from the Renaissance to the present, as well as a series of the church cantatas of J.S. Bach. Artists-in-residence at Holy Cross Monastery, West Park, NY

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Doctoral treatise, "Benjamin Britten's War Requiem: Stylistic and Technical Sources", received the 1993 Julius Herford Award from the American Choral Directors Association as the outstanding dissertation in the field of choral music for the year 1991.


Article: “Christ’s Nativity: An Early Choral Suite by Benjamin Britten”, Choral Journal, June-July 2008

Article: “Modal Symmetry and Textual Symbolism in the Credo of the Stravinsky Mass”. Choral Journal, March 2005

Article: “Musical Metaphor: Cyclic-Interval Structures in Britten’s War Requiem”
Choral Journal, February 1998

Book Chapter: “The Topography of Golgotha: An Implied Narrative Structure in Britten’s War Requiem”. In Jurgen Kleist and Bruce Butterfield (eds.), The Spoils of War: The Bright and Bitter Fruits of Human Conflict. Plattsburgh Studies in the Humanities, Vol. 5. New York: Peter Lang, 1997.

Committee Memberships & Professional Organizations

American Choral Directors Association
Member of the Editorial Board of the Choral Journal

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