Dr. Dwight Bigler (composer website) is the director of choral activities at Virginia Tech where he conducts the Chamber Singers, Men’s Chorus, and Women’s Chorus; and is the artistic director of the Blacksburg Master Chorale. He has held positions as assistant conductor and pianist of the Dale Warland Singers, director of choral activities at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX, and director of the University of Texas Men’s Chorus.
As a composer, Bigler has published choral works with Oxford University Press and Hinshaw Music. He is the composer in residence for the Festival Choir of Madison and regularly receives commissions for new works, including a 2006 Barlow commission for the choirs and orchestra of Brigham Young University. His doctoral treatise, “Glimpses,” received the “Outstanding Treatise of the Year” award in the University of Texas Butler School of Music.
As an active collaborative pianist, Dr. Bigler has taught, performed, and recorded at the University of Texas; with the Dale Warland Singers; and at Scuola Italia in Urbania, Italy; among others.
Bigler received his bachelor’s degree in piano performance and his master’s in choral conducting from Brigham Young University, and his doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin.