Marvin E. Latimer Jr.

Marvin E.  Latimer Jr.

Associate Professor; Music Education Department Head

Contact Info


PhD, University of Kansas

MME, Wichita State University

BME, Wichita State University

Selected Publications

Latimer Jr., M. E. (2019). Excellence in choral music: A history of the American Choral Directors Association. Hinshaw Music Inc. In Press.

Latimer Jr., M. E. (2018). Excellence in choral music: A chronology of the American Choral Directors Association, Choral Journal, in press.

Ferretti, D. T. & Latimer Jr., M. E. (2015). A content analysis of ACDA National Conference interest sessions: 1960–2013. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Singing and Song.

Ratledge, J., and Latimer Jr., M. E. (ed.) (2015). Javier Busto: Bi-vocational journeyman, medical doctor and self-taught musician. Choral Journal 56(10), 36–47.

Latimer Jr., M. E. (2013). J. W. Donavin’s Tennesseans (1873–95): A chronicle of an influential African American jubilee troupe, their entrepreneurial Director, and their music. Choral Journal 54(3), 37–48.

Latimer Jr., M. E. (2012). The Charles Hirt Papers: An overview. Choral Journal, 53(1), 16-29.

Latimer Jr., M. E. (2011). ACDA Vienna Symposium (1968–77). Choral Journal, 51(10), 26–37.

Latimer Jr., M. E. (2011). A history and analysis of the Choral Journal Editorial Board (1959–2009), Journal of Historical Research in Music Education 31(1), 27–45.

Latimer Jr., M. E. (2010). The nation’s first DMA in Choral Music: History, structure, and pedagogical implications. Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, 32(2), 19–36.

Latimer Jr., M. E., Bergee, M. J., & Cohen, M. L. (2010). Reliability and perceived pedagogical utility of a weighted music performance assessment rubric. Journal of Research in Music Education 58, 168–183.

Latimer Jr., M. E. (2010). The Past-Presidents interviews: 1989-2009. Choral Journal 51(3), 71–77.

Latimer Jr., M. E. (2010). The Walter Stowe Collins II Collection. Choral Journal 50(11), 41–48.

Latimer Jr., M. E. (2010). The Wayne Hugoboom Collection. Choral Journal 50(7), 51–56.

Latimer Jr., M. E. & Prucha C. (2009). ACDA International Archives for Choral Music: Past, present, and future. Choral Journal 49(12), 20–30.

Latimer Jr., M. E. (2008). Harold A. Decker (1914-2003): “Ethics, dedication, musicianship, and ACDA citizenship.” Choral Journal 48(9), 43-–9.

Latimer Jr., M. E. (2008). “Our voices enlighten, inspire, heal, and empower:” A mixed methods investigation of demography, sociology, and identity development in a gay men’s chorus in the Midwest United States. International Journal of Research in Choral Singing 3(1), 23–38.

Latimer Jr., M.E. (2007). Adjudicator reliability: A comparison of the use of State Festival Choir and global score audition forms. Contributions to Music Education 34(2), 67–82.

Latimer Jr., M. E., & Daugherty, J. F. (2006). F. Melius Christiansen: “Attitude of the director toward the composer: Personal opinion,” an annotated edition with discourse analysis of an unpublished manuscript. Choral Journal 47(1), 7–36.



Marvin E. Latimer Jr. is Associate Professor, Head of the Music Education Department, and Conductor of the Women’s Chorus at the University of Alabama. He received the BME and MME from Wichita State University and the PhD in Music Education from the University of Kansas. Dr. Latimer is past-president of the Alabama Choral Directors Association, founding chair of the Organization History Subcommittee of the ACDA Research and Publications Committee, and chair of the ACDA Sixtieth Anniversary Legacy Committee. He is the 2018 recipient of the Alabama Music Educators Association Thomas R. Smith Award for Excellence. Dr. Latimer’s recent monograph, Excellence In Choral Music: A History of the American Choral Directors Association, published by Hinshaw Music Inc., is scheduled for release in early 2019.