Dr. William Hobbins
Professor of Music
William Hobbins is the Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Music at Augusta State University where he has taught since 1995. Dr. Hobbins holds a baccalaureate degree in Vocal Music Education from North Texas State University, a Master's degree in Vocal Performance from North Texas State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in the Literature and Performance of Choral Music from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He teaches directs University Singers, Chamber Singers, Men's Ensemble, and team-teaches the combined choirs with Professor Patti Myers. Hobbins also teaches Studio Voice, Vocal Music Education, and World Humanities.
ASU ensembles under his direction have appeared throughout the area as well as South Carolina. A highlight among these was a memorable collaborative performance of Brahms' Ein Deutches Requiem led by the distinguished American choral conductor Joseph Flummerfelt, given at the First Baptist Church of Augusta. His ASU Choirs have appeared multiple times with Symphony Orchestra Augusta and its former iteration, the Augusta Symphony. These ensembles have also participated in the celebrated Concerts with a Cause series at St. John United Methodist Church including a recent program led by the renowned American conductor, composer, and arranger Alice Parker.
Dr. Hobbins also serves as Director of Music Ministry at St. Mark United Methodist Church of Augusta where he plans music for worship and leads the Chancel Choir. Under his leadership, the St. Mark scholarship program for ASU music majors was reinstated in 1999, and has operated continuously since then. Special musical programs at St. Mark often feature current and past ASU music students in both vocal and instrumental roles.
A new auditioned, community-based, mixed ensemble was begun in the fall of 2012 under Dr. Hobbins' leadership. It will make its public debut in two holiday concerts to be given in local churches in December. The group seeks to present strong performances of distinguished choral literature suitable for smaller ensembles balanced with favorites from popular choral repertoire.