Deborah Chandler has worked in choral music for over twenty-five years throughout the southeastern United States. She is an active member in the American Choral Directors Association and the Music Educators National Conference.
Deborah Chandler oversees the choral department at ULM and conducts the University Chorale, Concert Choir, and the Chamber Singers. She also teaches choral conducting and choral literature.
Since 2006, Dr. Chandler has been the Director of Music for the Northminster Baptist Churcho of Monroe, Louisiana. She coordinates the weekly worship music as well as directs the sanctuary choir.
Dr. Chandler started the Monroe Symphony Chorus in 2005 in an effort to bring choral music opportunity to the greater Monroe community. Dr. Chandler works in collaboration with the Monroe Symphony Orchestra as well as plans choir-only concerts in addition to orchastra-collaborated concerts.
Dr. Chandler spent eighteen years as the Director of Music for the Faith Presbyterian Church (USA) of Tallahassee. She directed their choirs and oversaw their thirteen performing ensembles. In addition to her work with their service music, she led numerous mission tours overseas.
"Colleen Jean Kirk (1918-2004): Her Life, Career and Her Influence on American Choral Music Education" was the title of Dr. Chandler's dissertation as part of her doctoral requirements. Doctoral Committee: Keven Fenton, Michael Corzine, Judy Bowers, Clifford Madsen, and André Thomas.1981 - 1984 Florida State University - Tallahassee, FL
At Florida State, Dr. Chandler studied with Dr Colleen Kirk and Clayton Krehbiel.1978 - 1981 Valdosta State University - Valdosta, GA