Dr. Korre Foster
Associate Professor of Music
Director of Choral Activities
Dr. Korre D. Foster, originally from the Chicago area, began his education at Millikin University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in French education and a Bachelor of Music in vocal music education. After singing with Dr. Brad Holmes in the Millikin University Choir, he began to study at the University of Arizona. He earned the Master of Music degree in choral conducting under the tutelage of Dr. Bruce Chamberlain. As a recipient of the Harriet Hale Woolley Scholarship from the Fondation des États-Unis, Mr. Foster moved to Paris, France where he conducted the choirs of Le Palais Royal and L’Académie de Musique along side orchestral conductor Jean-Philippe Sarcos. While in Paris, he also sang with VOICES Chœur International and studied voice with Glenn Chambers, professor of voice at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Dance de Paris.
At the University of Miami in Florida, Mr. Foster worked with Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe, Dr. Donald Oglesby, and Dr. Joshua Habermann and conducted the Frost Chorale, Maelstrom Men’s Choir, Collegium Musicum, and the Opera Choruses. As a doctoral student, Korre performed with the Texas Tech Choir at St. John's College Cambridge and participated in the Bachwoche with Helmuth Rilling in Stuttgart, Germany.
At Austin Peay State University, he leads the Chamber Singers, Governor Singers, and University Choir in addition to teaching choral literature, choral methods, choral conducting and supervising graduate students.
Dr. Foster has presented his research "Marc-Antoine Charpentier's Messe pour Monsieur Mauroy" at the 14th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music in Belfast, Northern Ireland as well as at the Southwestern ACDA Conference held in Denver, Colorado. He has presented "Rhetoric in the French Baroque" at the 53rd National Conference of the College Music Society held in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Foster also spoke at the 30th Annual Conference of the Society for Interdisciplinary French Seventeenth-Century Studies, traveled to Riga to research Latvian choral music as part of the Summer Fellows Research Program and displayed research at the National Symposium on American Choral Music in Washington, D.C. In 2013, he presented "The Rhetorical Implications of Charpentier's Use of Silence and Absence" at the London conference of the International Association for Word and Music Studies. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, the College Music Society, the American Choral Directors Association, the Society for Interdisciplinary French Seventeenth-Century Studies, and represents the state of Tennessee on the board of the National Collegiate Choral Organization. In 2014 the APSU Chamber Singers performed at the TMEA/All State Conference in Memphis. Dr. Foster also presented at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg as part of the 16th Biennial International Conference on Baroque Music.
He directs the Chœur de Chambre of the Académie de Musique in a concert of American choral music in July 2015 and was invited to conduct the Middle Tennessee Vocal Association in February 2016.
Phone: (931) 221-7002
Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 137