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Mark Nabholz

Associate Professor - Music




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Mark Nabholz joined the faculty of Mississippi College in the fall of 2015 as Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities. In addition to conducting the MC Singers and the Choctaw Chorus, Dr. Nabholz teaches conducting and choral literature at the undergraduate and graduate levels and coordinates the graduate program in Choral Conducting. He also serves as Artistic Director for The Mississippi Chorus, a 120-voice civic organization that maintains a busy performance schedule of major choral works with orchestra.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Dr. Nabholz is Chief Editor of Publications for the National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO), which includes the organization's peer review journal, The Choral Scholar & American Choral Review, and oversight of the NCCO Choral Series, published in cooperation with ESC Publishing.

Prior to his arrival at Mississippi College, he was a member of the music faculty at Erskine College (SC), and Brevard College (NC) and has served a church musician, both full-time and part-time, for nearly 20 years.

Dr. Nabholz regularly represents the University as a clinician and adjudicator. Additionally, he is an active member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music (SECM), and has served as a member of the Mississippi state board of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA).


  • B.Mus., Houghton College
  • M.Mus., Eastman School of Music
  • D.M.A., University of South Carolina