D.M.A., 2017, University of Oklahoma
A multifaceted vocal artist, arranger, and educator, Dr. Jim Graves serves as Director of Choral Activities at Southern Nazarene University since 2008. He directs the University Singers, SNU Chorale, and Concert Choir. He also teaches courses in music theory, music education, and private and group voice. Graves has led groups at the National ACDA Convention, at the Jazz Education Network National Convention, has presented interest sessions at the National and regional level of the American Choral Directors Association, and was formerly the Southwest ACDA Jazz R & S Chair.
Previously, he directed The University of North Texas Jazz Singers II, and vocal ensembles in Idaho, and Colorado. Graves’ arrangements have been performed by The University of North Texas Jazz Singers, UNT Jazz Singers II, University of Oklahoma Singing Sooners, and performing groups from around the United States. He and his beautiful wife Elizabeth are parents to Sarah, Lane, and Isabelle.
Hobbies and fun facts: Backpacking in the mountains of Idaho, I like cooking on my smoker, and beatboxing