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Dr. Holly Dalrymple
Dr. Brian C. Murray

Dr. Holly Dalrymple

Dr. Holly Dalrymple is the Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor at the University of Wyoming. She conducts Collegiate Chorale and Bel Canto, and teaches vocal and choral methods for the Public School Methods sequence. She has directed middle school and high school choral programs in Richardson, Plano, and Pflugerville, Texas, and has taught private vocal instruction to students in the Richardson school district. 

Dr. Dalrymple served as the Artistic Director of Tapestry Singers, the women’s chorus of Austin, Texas, and as the Associate Conductor for the Denton Bach Society and the Dallas Arts District Chorale. As a church musician, Dr. Dalrymple served as the Director of Music of Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Austin, Texas and as the Associate Director of Music at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Denton, Texas where she directed the youth and children’s choirs. 

Dr. Dalrymple earned a doctoral degree in choral conducting with a related field in voice performance from the University of North Texas, a master’s degree in choral conducting from the University of Texas at Austin, and a bachelor of music education from Texas State University. She is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the College Music Society, the National Association for Music Education, Texas Choral Directors Association, and Texas Music Educators Association.

Dr. Brian C. Murray

Dr. Brian C. Murray is the Associate Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Wyoming where he conducts the Singing Statesmen and the Laramie Civic Chorus and teaches courses in choral and vocal methods. Dr. Murray earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting at the University of North Texas where he served as the instructor of Fundamentals of Conducting and the conducting associate for A Cappella, University Singers, Concert Choir, and Vox Aquilae. 


Prior to beginning his doctoral coursework, Dr. Murray taught high school choir for seven years in Carrollton, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Music degree in choral music education, summa cum laude, from the University of North Texas and a Master of Music Education degree from the Florida State University. Dr. Murray has proudly served the Texas Music Educators Association as the vice president of Region 31, the vocal chair of Region 24, secretary of Region 24, and the facilities chair for the Vocal Division. He has also volunteered for the American Choral Directors Association by co-managing the 2017 and 2019 National MS/JH Honor Choirs. Dr. Murray is a frequent clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor, and his professional affiliations include ACDA, NAfME, TCDA, TMAA, TMEA, WMEA and Pi Kappa Lambda.

Camila Rabelo

Camila Rabelo

Born in the state of São Paulo, the soprano began her musical studies at the PEMSA project, at which she later became a music teacher. He studied singing in 2008 at the Maestro Fêgo Camargo Municipal School of Arts in Taubaté and in 2016 he graduated from the Bachelor of Singing and Lyric Art course at the University of São Paulo (USP), under guidance of professors Francisco Campos Neto and Ricardo Ballestero, and atEMESP’s Ópera Stúdio, under guidance of professors Mauro Wrona and Norma Gabriel. In 2019 he has just completed Meisterkurs Gesang at the University of Basel in Switzerland, a Masterclass program with renowned Professor Margreet Honig.

She has participated in the following festivals, among others: International Festival of Brazilian Colonial Music and old Music, Music in the Spheres Festival, Music in the Mountains Festival, Bauru Atlanta Festival, Campos do Jordão International Festival, 1st Singing Academy in Trancoso, Chorakademie Lübeck with Maestro Rolf Beck and Prof. Lucia Duchonova (Germany) and JSB Bach Akademie in Stuttgart, Germany.

She has also attended Masterclasses with renowned professors, such as: Céline Imbert (BRA), Marta Laurito (BRA), Laura de Souza (BRA), Maria José Siri (URU), Kathryn Hartgrove (USA), Lucia Duchonova (SLK), Graciela Araya (CHL), Marcel Boone, Margreet Honig (NLD), among others.

She was one of the awarded in the youth category at the Bauru Atlanta Festival, participating in the closing as a soloist of Glória de Vivaldi with the festival's orchestra. In 2014 she won the III OCAM/USP Young Soloists Contest, with which she performed at MASP and at the Brazilian House Museum, interpreting Mozart Bellini and Debussy’s arias. In 2015 she won the Nascente Contest (USP), in the Classical Music Interpreter category. In 2016, she was awarded at the 14th Maria Callas Brazilian Singing Contest with the First Women's Grand Prize, “La Bohème” Opera Prize (Mimì) and the Manaus Opera Festival Prize.

Among her opera characters are Lia of L'enfant Prodigue (Theatro São Pedro), Pamina of The Magic Flute (Teatro Bradesco), Mimì of La Bohème (Theatro São Pedro, city of São Caetano, Educamais Jacareì and Scar Jaraguá do Sul), Donna Anna of Don Giovanni (Theatro São Pedro - EMESP), Micaela the opera Carmen (Teatro Bradesco), Schlappträgerin of Elektra (Municipal Theatre). In 2018, she was one of the soloists in the concert “Noite das Estrelas” at Sala SãoPaulo.With Chorakademie
Lübeck in Germany, she was a soloist in the aria How beautiful are the feet of Handel’s Messiah, in the songs Der einst and Melancholie in Schumann's Spanisches Liederspiel cycle and in Rossini's Petite Messe Solemnele quartets.
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