Choral music education, Choral Arts Society and Women’s Choir
Phone: (804) 828-1360
Office: James W. Black Music Center, Room 1005
Rebecca Tyree, Interim Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at Virginia Commonwealth University, conducts the VCU Commonwealth Singers, Choral Arts Society and the Women’s Choir, which she founded in 2007. She teaches both the undergraduate and graduate choral music education curriculum at VCU. In 2011, she founded the Vocal Arts Project, a summer choral camp for middle school singers, attracting students from a 60-mile radius.
Ms. Tyree was a choral music educator in public schools for over 25 years. In her last position, she served as Department Chair and Director of Choirs at Hermitage High School in Richmond, VA, where she directed annual Fall Masterworks Concerts, Madrigal Feastes, musicals and intra-state tours. She was the Artistic Director and Conductor of The Chamber Chorale of Fredericksburg for ten years, producing an annual 3-concert series, performing major choral works with chamber orchestra and commissioning new works. Her choirs have toured nationally and internationally, performing in venues including the Cathedral of St John the Divine in NYC, the Teatro Romano in Verona, Italy, and at both Virginia ACDA and VMEA conferences.
A frequent guest conductor for honor choirs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, Rebecca regularly serves as adjudicator/clinician for music festivals and state events. As past President of the Virginia Chapter of ACDA (American Choral Director’s Association), she coordinated ACDA VOICES UNITED, a tri-state music conference featuring internationally guest conductors and clinicians. Rebecca Tyree was named Music Educator of the Year for Henrico County Public Schools in 2000 and received the Gilman Award for Excellence in Education from HCPS in 2003. She holds a BME from Virginia Commonwealth University, an MM from the University of Maryland, and is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda.