Dr. Graeme Langager

Director of Choral Activities

M.Mus (Cal. State), DMA (Cincinnati)

Music Building 417
Tel. 604-822-6792
graeme.langager@ubc.ca


Biography

Graeme Langager is Director of Choral Activities at the University of British Columbia School of Music, and the Artistic Director of the award-winning Phoenix Chamber Choir of Vancouver, Canada. A passionate and dynamic conductor, Dr. Langager is s sought-after as a clinician, adjudicator, educator and guest conductor. He has performed throughout Europe and across North America, appearing in such venues as St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Stefansdom in Vienna, Carnegie Hall in New York, St. Nicholas in Prague, St. Stephen’s in Budapest, as well as in cathedrals and concert halls in Italy, Spain, and France. His choirs have also performed at numerous choral conferences, including: NCCO (National Collegiate Choral Organization), ACDA-AR (American Choral Directors Association Conference, Arkansas), IAJE (International Association of Jazz Educators), MENC/NAfME (National Association for Music Education), and the Montreux and North Sea Jazz Festivals.

Dr. Langager was born in Lethbridge, Alberta into a musical family, and has sung and played musical instruments since childhood. He has taught for more than 20 years in universities and colleges across the United States and Canada, including the University of Arkansas and Cuesta College in California. He is also active as a composer and arranger, and has been commissioned on a number of occasions. Langager received the doctoral degree in choral conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the master of music degree from California State University, Long Beach.

In 2015 both the UBC University Singers and the Phoenix Chamber Choir (under Langager’s direction) placed first in the Choral Canada National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs in numerous categories: University Choirs (UBC), Chamber Choir (Phoenix), New Music (Phoenix 1st, UBC 2nd), and Best Performance of a Canadian Composition (Gaudium Vestrum Sit Plenum composed by Graeme Langager and performed by Phoenix Chamber Choir.)