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Director of Choral Activities Dr. Highben Receives The American Prize for Conducting

Zebulon HighbenDr. Zebulon M. Highben, assistant professor of music and Director of Choral Activities at Muskingum, is the 2015 winner of The American Prize in Conducting in the College/University Chorus Division. Ensembles under his direction have performed for numerous conferences and festivals, including the Ohio Choral Directors Association, ACDA of Minnesota, and the St. Olaf College Choral Festival.

In 2016 Dr. Highben will teach and perform in South Korea as a Conducting Fellow in ACDA’s International Conductors Exchange Program, and will also lead the Muskingum Concert Choir to Washington, D.C. (February) and on a study abroad to tour Germany and the Czech Republic (May).

As a composer, Dr. Highben has received awards from ASCAP, the American Composers Forum, and the Association of Lutheran Church Musicians, and was a Finalist for the 2014 American Prize in Choral Composition. To read more about Dr. Highben and The American Prize, click here.