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Eli Yanson

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Department of Music Theory and Technology
Division of Music
School of Fine Arts and Communication



  • DMA, Conducting, University of South Carolina - Columbia
  • ThB, Theology, Baptist Bible Seminary & Institute
  • MMus, Church Music - Conducting, Bob Jones University
  • BMus, Piano, Bob Jones University

Courses Taught

  • Church Music Administration III (SM 302)
  • Elements of Conducting (MT 301)
  • Graded Choirs (SM 603)


  • Interest session presenter, Ascending Voice Conference, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, 2013
  • Performing Choir, University Singers, South Carolina American Choral Directors Association Fall Conference, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC, 2013
  • First Place, Oral Presentation, Graduate Student Day, University of South Carolina, 2010
  • Published article in the Choral Journal, 2010
  • Presented poster on Philippine choral music at the ACDA southern division conference in Memphis, TN, 2010
  • Teacher of the Year, Vandalia Christian School, Greensboro, NC, 2008

Professional Memberships

  • American Choral Directors Association
  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • International Federation for Choral Music
  • National Collegiate Choral Organization
  • Pi Kappa Lambda


  • 4 years teaching at the elementary, middle, and high school levels
  • 9 years teaching at the collegiate level
  • Adjudicator, choral competitions in southeastern U.S.
  • Clinician, choral workshops and clinics in the Philippines, Thailand, and the U.S.A.
  • Conductor, Lyric Choir
  • Conductor, University Singers


  • Conductors Institute of SC, Orchestral Conducting, 2009
  • Varna (Bulgaria) Music Academy, Choral - Orchestral Conducting, 2007
  • San Diego State University, Choral Conducting, 1999