of music and director of choral activities at Lycoming
Fred Thayer conducts three choirs:
Lycoming College Choir (115 members), Chamber Choir (28
members), and Tour Choir (40 members). He was the recipient
of Lycoming College's Logan Richmond Professorship.
Fred M. Thayer,
director of the Lycoming College Choir.
graduate degrees are in composition with a Doctorate of
Musical Arts from Cornell University, studying with Karel
Husa and Robert Palmer. This year, as a member of ASCAP,
he received his 29th annual ASCAP PLUS award.
His compositions include two operas, three works for orchestra,
two works for band, and more than 75 choral works.
a long association with the professional ensemble the
Gregg Smith Singers, Thayer has served as their associate
conductor at the summertime Adirondack Festival of American
Music in Saranac Lake, NY for 23 years. The Gregg Smith
Singers and the Adirondack Chamber Orchestra jointly have
commissioned him to write ten works since 1982.
Dr. Fred Thayer via e-mail at:
see our program for information on the choir's accompanists,
Richard Lakey and Lee Saville-Andree.
College Press Release
Program 2013 (PDF)