John Warren

Associate Professor, Department of Applied Music and Performance; Director, Choral Activities, Setnor School of Music

Applied music and performance

302 Crouse College


D.M.A., University of Miami

M.M., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

B.M., Furman University

John F. Warren is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Syracuse University, where he conducts choirs, and teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in conducting, choral literature, and rehearsal techniques. During his eight-year tenure, Syracuse choirs have been invited to perform at numerous state and regional conferences of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), toured throughout the Northeast United States and Canada, as well as Argentina, Chile, Germany, Poland, and Uruguay. Additionally, his ensembles have regularly sung major works with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. During the 2012-13 season, Dr. Warren conducted two programs with Symphoria, the professional orchestra of Syracuse, New York. He is a 2011 recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Award from the College of Visual and Performing Arts at Syracuse University. Prior to coming to Syracuse, Dr. Warren was the Director of Choral Activities at Erskine College in South Carolina.

Dr. Warren holds the Bachelor of Music degree with a major in Church Music from Furman University, the Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Miami. In addition, Dr. Warren has worked with numerous outstanding conductors including Robert Shaw, Frieder Bernius, Christoph Eschenbach, Robert Page, Helmuth Rilling, Digna Guerra, Rodney Eichenberger, and Jo-Michael Scheibe. In 2012, Dr. Warren was one of seven American conductors chosen  participants in the ACDA International Conductor Exchange Program. Through this exchange he travelled to Havana, Cuba, and rehearsed and conducted the National Choir of Cuba.  He continues to be involved in ICEP as the Eastern Division Liaison.

Dr. Warren served on the Planning Committees for the 2011 ACDA National Conference in Chicago and the 2004 ACDA Southern Division Conference in Nashville. He is the New York Repertoire and Standards Chair for Community Choirs and was South Carolina Repertoire and Standards Chair for Women’s Choirs. Dr. Warren has lectured, adjudicated and conducted festival choirs throughout the Eastern United States, Cuba and France, and has published research in Choral Journal and the International Choral Bulletin.



Choral Conducting, Choral Music