DR. T. J. HARPER is Associate Professor of Music and the Director of Choral Activities at Loyola Marymount University. Dr. Harper received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Southern California where he graduated with honors.

Choirs under Dr. Harper’s direction have performed at professional conferences of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and international performances by invitation include Austria, Czech Republic, Spain and Italy. Dr. Harper has been the headlining clinician and conductor throughout the United States and internationally with engagements in Argentina, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, and Venezuela.

Dr. Harper is a board member of the International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM), he is the Chair of the ACDA International Activities Committee, and the Director of the ACDA International Conductors Exchange Program.