Dr. Brenda Lowe Rudd
Director of Choral Activities
Meet Dr. Brenda Lowe Rudd, Conservatory Facilitator. Dr. Rudd received her undergraduate degree in Vocal Music Education from Northwestern State University as well as her Masters Degree in Vocal Music, where she studied under Dr. WIlliam Hunt, Dr. John Taylor and Dr. Edward Rath. She earned her D.M.A in choral conducting from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, studying under master choral director Dr. John Dickson. A member of the 2017 C.S. Lewis Festival Choir in Cambridge and Oxford, England, Dr. Rudd was priviledged to sing with composer J.A.C. Redford, who was the inspiration of her Doctoral Dissertation: A Conductor's Analysis of Poetry and Music in J. A. C. Redford's Antiphons
Dr. Rudd brings to the Conservatory a state and regional reputation as a master teacher in vocal pedagogy, choral conducting, piano and private voice. She is an accomplished pianist and a widely sought after clinician and choral adjudicator. Dr. Rudd has a long resume of building dynamic performing arts schools.
Performing Arts Assistant
Morgan has been on the stage dancing and acting since she was five years old. She danced with Cenla Academy of Performing Arts for 10 years where she studied Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Pointe under the direction of Rita and Carrie Barton. She also studied and performed with the Red River Dance Theatre Company for 13 years under the direction of Linda Mioton. During her four years at Pineville High School, she was active in theatre and choir under the direction of Brenda and Richard Rudd. After high school, she attended Northwestern State University and studied Modern, Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Dance History, Dance Pedagogy, Dance Composition, and many others to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Theatre with a Concentration in Dance Performance. During her time at NSU, she was able to attend the American Collegiate Dance Association conferences where she studied under many college professors, former Rockettes, silks instructors, and many other dance professionals.
While at Northwestern State University, she performed in Oklahoma!, Circle Up, Illumination of Dance, The Giving Tree, and NSU’s Christmas Gala during her last three years of school. While earning her Bachelor’s Degree, she was a member of NSULA Dance Company for three years and a member of the Demon Dazzlers, NSU’s official danceline. She also had the opportunity to be a featured dancer in the artist Nick Cave’s show As Is. As her senior project, she choreographed a six minute contemporary dance piece with a cast of six entitled Second Chance that included a solo, a duet, and an ensemble piece.
Since graduating college, she has coached Jr. High dance and cheer teams for three years. She has also choreographed camp routines, football, basketball, sideline, and pep rally performance routines, and competition routines for Jr. High cheer and Jr. High and High School dance. She is very excited to be at Bolton High School for the 2019-2020 school year where she will be the Performing Arts Assistant and teaching IBCA!