Robert E. Lamb
Director of Choral Activities
Professor of Music
Dr. Robert E. Lamb was appointed at Eastern Florida State College in August of 1998. He is currently Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities.
A native of North Carolina, he attended Wake Forest University where, in addition to his music studies, he minored in French and studied at l’Université de Bourgogne in Dijon, France. He earned a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where his teachers were Richard Cox, William P. Carroll and Hilary Apfelstadt. While in Greensboro, Lamb was Assistant Conductor of the Choral Society of Greensboro, a position he held on three international tours of Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Lamb earned the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His principal conducting teachers in Cincinnati were John Leman, Earl Rivers and Christopher Zimmerman. In addition to conducting, Lamb studied musicology with Donald Foster and bruce d. mcclung. His primary area of interest is the choral music of the French Baroque, especially the grands motets of Michel-Richard de Lalande. Lamb’s doctoral document, Michel-Richard de Lalande’s In convertendo Dominus: A Performance Edition with Performing Commentary, won the 2006 ACDA Julius Herford Prize.
As conductor of the Brevard Community Chorus, Lamb has led concert tours to Italy, Switzerland, France, Austria, Hungary, the Czech Republic, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Greece. Locally, Lamb is Director of Traditional Music at Suntree United Methodist Church. There, he conducts the adult handbell choir in addition to the 65-voice Chancel Choir.
Lamb is an active member of several professional organizations, including the American
Choral Directors Association, in which he served two years as the North Carolina State
Newsletter editor and currently serves as Florida Repertoire and Standards Chair for
Community and Two-Year Colleges; the American Guild of Organists, in which he served
as Dean of the Western North Carolina Chapter; Chorus America, the American Musicological
Society, and the Florida Community Colleges Activities Association, where he served
four years as chair of the statewide Student Artist Competition. Lamb is also a proud
board member of the Brevard Symphony Orchestra.