Mr. Micah Bland
As the Ranger College Choral Director, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Music & Choir webpage. Having grown up in the Dallas area, and completing my undergraduate degree at Abilene Christian University, I am excited to work with the many talented musicians in the area.
Throughout my career I have worked with a wide variety of choral ensembles, from middle school to collegiate, as well as community and church ensembles. Currently I am in the final stages of my doctorate in choral music from the University of Southern California (USC), pending the successful defense of my dissertation in fall 2021.
As a conductor, performer, and researcher I have received several honors throughout my career. As a high school choral director my ensembles were selected as a semifinalist for the Grammy Signature School Award, as well as three-time recipient of the Valley Star Award, Group of the Year. As the Associate Conductor of the University of Southern California Chamber Singers my work resulted in the recently released recording, Gregorian meditations: Choral Works of Forgotten French Masters Desenclos and Langlais. As a composer my work was honored with first prize at the ML Daniels Composition Competition. In addition, I have actively contributed to the advancement of choral music through publications in Psychology of Music, Choral Journal, and ChorTeach.
I look forward to sharing my knowledge and expertise with the musicians here at Ranger College, and invite you to become a member of the Ranger College Choir.