Marvin E. Latimer Jr.

Marvin E. Latimer Jr.

Associate Professor
Music Education Department Head


  • PhD, University of Kansas
  • MME, Wichita State University
  • BME, Wichita State University


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.