James Beaumier, DMA
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James Beaumier celebrated his twenty-eighth season as Director of the Hartsville Community Chorus last year. Dr. Beaumier is currently director of choirs and Department Chair at Hartsville High School where his students have received Superior ratings at state and regional competitions. Dr. Beaumier is a National Board Certified Teacher , a level two certified music teacher in the International Baccalaureate program, and director of the Annual Musical Theater production. Dr. Beaumier previously served as a Professor of Music at Coker College for 15 years, attaining the rank of Associate Professor.
He received his undergraduate degrees from the University of Washington and his Masters in Music from Western Washington University. He began his career in the state of Washington, directing high school choirs, bands and church choirs. Dr. Beaumier completed his doctorate at the University of Southern California in 1989. He has pursued post-graduate studies with Richard Miller at Oberlin Conservatory and Thomas Cleveland at the Vanderbilt University Voice Center.
Dr. Beaumier has twice been elected the State President of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), and served three terms as Governor of the South Carolina District. Dr. Beaumier has also celebrated twenty-five years as Director of Music at Wesley United Methodist Church in Hartsville, and has been Director of Vocal Studies for the District ArtSummer Gifted and Talented Program. He is an accompanist, adjudicator,choral and vocal judge and director of festival choruses.