William Southerland

310 E Hendrix St. Apt. A Greensboro, NC 27401

williamgsoutherland@gmail.com (919) 357-8444




Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education (Student), May 2020

University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Master of Music in Choral Conducting, 2008

University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Bachelor of Arts in Music, 2006

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL





Kodály Method Certification (Level III), 2016

NC Teaching Licensure, Music K-12, 2013

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program Certified Trainer, 2011



Teaching & Advising


Teaching Assistant, 2016 – Present

Music Education Department, University of North Carolina Greensboro


Upper School Chorus Teacher, 2016 – 2017

Greensboro Day School, Greensboro, NC


General Music and Chorus Teacher, 2013 – 2016

The Franciscan School, Raleigh, NC


Music Teacher, Musical Director, and Vocal Coach, 2010 – 2015

School for the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community, Richmond, VA


Chorus Teacher, Grades 6-8, 2008 – 2013

Thompson Middle School, Richmond Public Schools, Richmond, VA


Staff Piano Instructor, 2011 – 2012

Parks and Recreation Department, City of Richmond, VA


Graduate Assistant, 2007 – 2008

Dr. Gavin Douglas, Professor of Ethnomusicology, UNC Greensboro



Conducting & Performing


Artistic Director, Triad Pride Performing Arts, 2013 – Present

Greensboro, NC

Artistic director for men’s and women’s choruses

Plan, rehearse, and conduct dozens of performances each year


Artistic Director, VocalMotion, 2014 – 2015

The SAS Institute, Cary, NC


Guest Conductor, Elementary All-City Choir, Richmond Public Schools   2012


Freelance Musical Director

Godspell (December 2012), Damn Yankees! (May 2012), 7 Brides for 7 Brothers (May 2011)


Graduate Assistant Conductor, 2007 – 2008

Women’s Glee Club, UNC Greensboro


Guest Conductor, Florida African American Catholic Conference    2005


Minister of Music and Gospel Choir Conductor, 2005 – 2006

St. Eugene Catholic Chapel, Tallahassee, FL


Collegiate Choir Conductor, 2003 – 2006

St. Thomas More Co-Cathedral, Tallahassee FL


Chorus Section Leader and Soloist, 2002 – 2003

St. John’s Episcopal Church, Tallahassee, FL


Selected Choral Ensemble Participation


Richmond Men’s Chorus, Richmond, VA       2008 – 2010

Chamber Singers, UNC Greensboro             2007 – 2008

University Chorale, UNC Greensboro            2006 – 2007

The Collegians, Florida State University        2004 – 2006

University Singers, Florida State University   2002 – 2004

Raleigh Masterchorale, Raleigh, NC              1999 – 2001

The American Boychoir, Princeton, NJ           1995 – 1998





Southerland, W. (2018). The rainbow connection: How music classrooms create safe spaces for sexual-minority young people. Music Educators Journal, 104(3), 40–45.



Southerland, W. (2011). Technology for Teaching: Finale 2011. Music Educators Journal, 97(3), 25–25. https://doi.org/10.1177/0027432111399876



Presentations and Workshops


Choral Music In-service Clinician, Chatham County In-Service    2018

“Notes from Noise: Audiation Strategies for Middle School,” NCMEA In-Service  2017

“How Music Classrooms Create Safe Spaces,” NCMEA In-Service    2017

“Using Active Whiteboards in Music Classes”, VMEA In-Service    2010

“Using New Media in the Music Classroom,” Richmond City In-Service   2010

“Using Music to Teach Math,” Richmond Public Schools     2010

“Using SmartBoards in Music Classrooms,” VMEA In-Service    2009

“Using SmartBoards in Music Classrooms,” Richmond City In-Service   2009



Professional Activities


Workshop Chorus Chairperson, VMEA District 1     2011 & 2012



Honors and Awards


Summer Research Assistantship, UNC Greensboro School of Music   2017

Special Projects in Music Award, UNC Greensboro School of Music   2017



Professional Associations


National Association of Music Educators (NAfME)

North Carolina Music Educators Association (NCMEA)

Gay and Lesbian Association of Choruses (GALA)



Community Involvement


Board Chairperson, Friends of Dogwood Dell, Richmond, VA   2009 – 2013



Technical Skills


Productivity Software (Office, Adobe CS)

Music Software (Finale, Acoustica)

Website Authoring (HTML, CSS, Wordpress)

Classroom Management Software (Blackboard/Engrade/Canvas)

Video Editing Software (Adobe Premier)

Audio Recording Engineering

PA / Live Sound Engineering

Interactive Whiteboard

Smart Response Systems

Theatrical Lighting and Sound



References available upon request.