Dr. Philip Camp serves as Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities for Lubbock Christian University. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education from Abilene Christian University and a Master's Degree in Choral Music from Arizona State University. He began teaching at LCU in the fall of 1996 as an adjunct professor co-director of the Meistersinger Chorus, becoming their full director in the 1997-98 academic year. In the fall of 1998, he became the Director of Choral Activities, and the choral program was re-established with the Praise Choir, an ensemble that emphasized church concerts and originally resulted as a merger of the A Cappella and Meistersinger Choruses, and the Chamber Singers, a newly founded ensemble that presented concerts of classical choral literature. Dr. Camp teaches courses in Music History, Conducting, Secondary Choral Methods, Music Literature, and oversees clinical teaching for vocal music education majors, in addition to directing the choral and vocal ensembles.
Dr. Camp earned the Ph. D. in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Choral Conducting from Texas Tech University in 2002. LCU choirs under Dr. Camp's direction have performed throughout the Southwestern United States as well as Ireland, Eastern Australia, and Eastern Europe. Aside from traveling with the choir, Dr. Camp maintains interests in church activities, photography, and snow skiing, and has recently taken up swimming and bicycling. He serves as a Deacon for the 12th Street Church of Christ in Shallowater, where he is active in worship leading, education, local outreach, and world missions. He is married to Dr. Tammy Camp, and they have two young adult children, Landon, a junior at LCU and member of the choirs and bands, and Lauren, a freshman at LCU.
For the latest newsletter on the choral activities for 2017-2018, see https://lcu.edu/majors-programs/bachelors-degree/music/vocal-ensembles/choirs/.