University of Arizona
College of Fine Arts - School of Music

Choral Studies

Distinguished Speakers Series

Coreen Duffy

19th century Jewish liturgical music

Coreen Duffy is director of choral activities at the University of Montana School of Music, where she conducts Chamber Chorale and University Choir, teaches conducting, choral methods, and supervises student teachers. Duffy is an active clinician and composer; her works are published by Walton Music, ECS, and Pavane and featured in ACDA sessions.

A specialist in Jewish choral music, Duffy has co-designed special performance/interest/worship sessions dedicated to Jewish repertoire at two National ACDA conferences (“ACDA Shabbat,” 2011; “Jewish Choral Music,” 2013) and has presented on the subject at national and international conferences, including in Hannover, Germany in 2019. Duffy founded a Jewish repertoire ensemble now known as the South Florida Jewish Chorale, which performed under her direction at Florida ACDA; she served two terms as R&R Chair for Ethnic and Multicultural Perspectives for Florida ACDA.

She currently serves as NW ACDA R&R Co-Chair for World Musics and Cultures, as well as NW Division Representative for the NAfME Council for Choral Education, and on the Editorial Board for NCCO’s The Choral Scholar.

Further Reading

Dr. Duffy’s dissertation, including a full bibliography of the sources used for this lecture.