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Title: Adjunct Applied Music Teacher
Office: Barnett Studio 115
Professional Information: Mark Lawley teaches applied voice and piano at Evangel University. He is the Director of Music Education at Drury University where he conducts the Concert Choir and teaches methods classes. His choirs have given invitational performances for National ACDA, National, National MENC, Regional ACDA, and MMEA. He is the Artistic Director of the Boys Choir of Springfield and Springfield –Drury Girls Choir. He currently serves as President for Southwestern American Choral Directors Association. He earned his undergraduate degree and certificate recital award in piano at Evangel University and a Master of Music degree in conducting at Missouri State University. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, ACDA, and MMEA. In Lawley's first year at Drury he was recognized by two Judge White Scholars who identified him as the faculty member who had the greatest impact on their education during their freshman year. He was also awarded the 2012 Faculty Member of the Year by the Student Government Association and was recognized by the Drury Women's Soccer Team as a professor of influence. He was the 2011 recipient of the Luther T. Spayde award and the 2011 Outstanding South Central District Director award given by the Missouri Choral Directors Association. His wife Lori (also an Evangel graduate) is the office and housing manager for Convention Services Group for the Assemblies of God. They are proud of their three children, Devin, Drew, and Brooke.
Job Responsibilities: Teaching applied voice and piano.
Org Memberships: American Choral Directors Association
Music Educators National Conference
Missouri Music Educators Association
Missouri State Teachers Association
Courses Taught: Applied Voice and piano.
Started Work: Fall of 2010
Favorite Thing About Work: Lawley enjoys being a part of all the positive influences at Evangel that shape lives to influence for the good.
Was an Evangel Student: 1981 - 1985
Favorite Memory as a Student: studying piano with Dr. June Kean.
Originally From: Frankfurt, GR
Personal Information: Lawley's wife Lori is also an Evangel alumn as well as their son Devin. Their son Drew attended Evangel and now works for Assemblies of God National Headquarters. Brooke is studying to become an elementary regular classroom and music teacher at Evangel.