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Dr. Roosevelt Escalante

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Dr. Roosevelt Escalante, Associate Professor, Choirs / Music Education
Program/Dept: Music, Theatre and Dance
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: DMA, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Contact Info:
Baird Music Hall 303
r.escalante@moreheadstate.edu
Phone: 606.783.2482

Bio

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Roosevelt Escalante, Jr. serves as the Assistant Director of Choral Activities at Morehead State University. Some of his duties include conducting the University Chorus, the Jazz Vocal Ensemble, the Black Gospel Ensemble, teaching private voice and choral methods. Dr. Escalante came to Morehead State University after teaching at Appalachian State University, where he served as the director of the Gospel Choir, Men’s Glee Club, and the Jazz Vocal Ensemble. Dr. Escalante began his teaching career in the Kansas City Missouri School District. He received a BM in piano performance from Stetson University, a MM degree in piano performance and a DMA in choral conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. While at the UMKC conservatory, he studied with well known pianist Richard Cass and choral visionary Eph Ehly.

Dr. Escalante is an active conductor and choral clinician. Some of his recent guest appearances include the Kentucky Music Educator’s District 8 Honor Chorus, the Stetson University Honor Chorus, the Wilkes County Honor Choir, the Brownsburg High School Choral Festival,  and the New Albany High School Gospel Celebration. Additionally, Dr. Escalante is avid composer of Gospel music and has held several music ministry positions. His professional affiliations include Phi Mu Alpha, Kentucky Music Educator’s Association, and the American Choral Director’s Association.
 

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Graduate, MM Performance, Greensboro, NC "After 10 years of playing professionally, I decided to finish my degree. I wanted to study with a seasoned pro, but also wanted a school I would get personalized attention more than just once a week. Mr. Wing genuinely cares about my progress and success, and I can't imagine being anywhere else."

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