Vernon Huff is Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at The State University
of New York at Fredonia, where he teaches courses in elementary and secondary choral
methods, choral literature, and conducts the Women's Choir and University Chorus.
With ten years of public school teaching at the elementary and secondary levels, he
has taught in California, Ohio, and South Carolina. In 2007, he earned National Board
certification in Choral Music, Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood.
While earning his DMA in choral conducting at Arizona State University, he served
as conductor of the ASU Men's Chorus, lead teaching assistant, and for one year, Choral
Ensembles Coordinator. He earned the MM degree in choral conducting from The Ohio
State University, where he received the Outstanding Graduate Student – Performance
Division award, and conducted the Mastersingers and directed the Lyric Opera Chorus.
His baccalaureate degree is in choral music education from Furman University.
Huff has conducted clinics, adjudicated festivals, and conducted choirs in Arizona,
New York, and South Carolina. His research focuses on the music of William Dawson,
and the development and evolution of the Spiritual.