Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
D.M.A. Choral Conducting University of Texas at Austin 2013
M.M. Choral Conducting University of Texas at Austin 2011
B.M. Vocal Performance Southern Illinois University 2000

Choral Conducting
Choral Studies
Choral Performance
Voice Performance/Applied Study

Worship in the Modern Church
Choral Arts
European Art Music
Life and Musical Style of J.S. Bach

University of Texas at Austin, 2010–2016

Bolin, Joseph Edward. The Chorale Cantatas of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Their Connection to the Style and Legacy of J.S. Bach in the Context of German Historicism. Diss. U of Texas at Austin, 2013.

Full-time worship pastor for the past 20 years. Churches served include First Baptist Church, Jacksonville FL, Sevier Heights Baptist Church, Knoxville TN, and Bannockburn Baptist Church, Austin TX.

My wife Kelli and I have four children: Susanna, William, Elisabeth and Mary Caroline.

I enjoy running marathons and riding my motorcycle.
I am a die-hard St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan.
I survive on coffee!

"For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on the behalf of him whose heart is fully surrendered to Him." 2 Chronicles 16:9

"Whatsoever you do, do it with all your heart, as for the Lord and not for men." Colossians 3:23

"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." Ephesians 2:10