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Joseph Bolin, D.M.A.

Associate Professor of Music
Dean, Collinsworth School of Performing Arts

Office Phone: (951) 343-4714
Office Location: Hawkins 119
Office Hours: M–F: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.

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
  • Courses Taught

    Choral Conducting
    Choral Studies
    Choral Performance
    Voice Performance/Applied Study

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

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

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    University of Texas at Austin, 2010–2016

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    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.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    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.

  • Interests & Hobbies

    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!

  • Personal Philosophy

    "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