DR. DEBRA FLOURNOY-BUFORD

Debra Flournoy Debra Flournoy-Buford, Ph.D. has served on the faculty of Wayland Baptist University since 2003 as the Director of Choral Music Education.Buford serves in several roles as choral methods instructor, university supervisor, accompanist, Director of Wayland Singers Chorus and Artistic director of Children’s Chorus of Plainview. Dr. Buford also directed the vocal ensemble SPIRIT for 4 years with appearances at TMEA, NBA Spurs Basketball games, Alaska, Hong Kong, China,(along with the International Choir under the direction of Scott Herrington) and the development of a CD Studio project.

Dr. Buford has 24 years of music teaching experience in Grades k-College. During this time, students under her direction achieved UIL Division I Ratings for choir, state solo and ensemble, sweepstakes honors, and placement of students in the Texas All-State Choir. Choirs under Dr. Burford’s leadership earned festival sweepstakes, Best in Class, and Grand Champion Honors at Choir Festivals in Texas, Florida and California.Over a four year period, students under her leadership received over $200,000 in college music scholarships. Buford continues to serve as a UIL Region and State adjudicator, choir clinician, and presenter for schools districts throughout the state. She also serves as a conductor instructor for Level III Kodaly workshops.

Dr. Buford received an appointment from the State Board of Education in May 2011 to serve as an Expert Reviewer for committees writing revisions of the TEKS for music, theater, art, and dance. She is also one of the new performers associated with the Ken Davis Chorale that performs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area twice a year. The chorale recently performed in July 2014 for the Texas Choral Directors Association in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Buford also serves on the board of the Kend Davis Chorale.

Dr. Buford has publications in the TMEC Connections and Southwestern Musician magazines.

Dr. Buford has also served as musical director for several show sincluding "Frog and Toad," "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown," "Civil War," and "Hair Spray" associated with Lubbock Community Theater and the Sidecar Theatre Company

Dr. Buford is a member ofCMS,TMEA, ACDA, OAKE, and NAFME.

Buford is the wife of Joel Christopher Buford and the mother of a blended family of 4 daughters, 3 son-in-laws, 3 sons and 4 grandchildren.

 

 

COURSES TAUGHT:

Course Title Time Room
FALL
MUSI 0001 Recital Hour F 12:40-1:35 HMC 124
MUSI 1122,2122,3122,4122 Wayland Singers Chorus MWF 10:00-10:50 HMC 124
MUSI 0119 Choral Performance Lab T/TH 3:10-4:00 HMC 103, 124
MUSI 3310

Music Education Methods

MWF 9:00-9:50 Muncy 116
MUSI 4342 Developing Choral Score Reading T/Th 10:50-12:05 HMC 124
EDUC 4664 Student Teaching
(Music Supervision)
TBA TBA
EDUC 5350 Internship
(Music Supervision)
TBA TBA
MUSI Music Ed Senior Seminar TBA HMC 103
SPRING
MUSI 0001 Recital Hour F 12:40-1:35
HMC 124
MUSI 0119 Choral Performance Lab T/TH 3:10-4:00 HMC 103
MUSI 4323 Instructional Strategies and Practices (Choral) MWF 10:00-10:50 Muncy 116
EDUC 4664 Student Teaching
(Music Supervision)
TBA TBA
EDUC 5351 Internship
(Music Supervision)
TBA TBA
MUSI Music Ed Senior Seminar TBA

HMC 103

 

 

OFFICE HOURS:

Monday 1:00-3:00
Tuesday 1:00-3:00
Wednesday 1:00-5:00
Thursday
1:00-3:00
Friday 11:00-12:00, 1:00-3:00
Other Times By Appointment