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Associate professor of music (director of choral activities, University Chorus). Other assignments include teaching voice and directing the undergraduate and graduate choral conducting program. Served as department chair from 1998-2004. BMusEd. (magna cum laude) Illinois Wesleyan University; MM (vocal performance) Southern Illinois University; DMA (choral conducting) College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. Studied conducting with David Nott, Robert Kingsbury, Elmer Thomas, John Leman, and Robert Shaw. 1983 thesis, The Choral works of Domenico Scarlatti, a nominee for the Julius Herford choral dissertation award. Previously on the faculty of West Georgia College. Fourteen seasons as a performing member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Chorus, and from 1978 to 1988, served as rehearsal assistant to the chorus's music director, Robert Shaw. Assisted in the preparation of the chorus for performances and for its acclaimed series of recordings for the Telarc label. Served as conductor of the Binghamton Symphony Chorus from 1988-91, and continues to prepare choruses for Binghamton Philharmonic choral-orchestral performances. Choruses under his direction have toured throughout the United States and in Poland and Romania. His choruses have performed with The Catskill Symphony, and Binghamton Community Orchestra. Choral compositions and arrangements include published works with Broadman Press and Pro Art Publications. Active clinician and adjudicator in the New York area, and member of the American Choral Directors Association and Music Educators National Conference. He has been an active church musician, serving various churches for over 30 years. Member of the music faculty since 1988. Dr. Borton is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Madrigal Choir of Binghamton.