John Wayman is the Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education at the UTA, where he conducts the University Singers and helps guide future choral music educators. Dr. Wayman has appeared at numerous state and regional events as a guest conductor and adjudicator and has given frequent clinics on choral pedagogy for the maturing adolescent voice, and programming and rehearsal strategies for choral music educators. Dr. Wayman was also selected as the 2019 Sunrise Rotary Professor of the Year award winner at UTA’s College of Liberal Arts.
He earned his graduate degrees from Texas Tech University and an undergraduate degree from Wayland Baptist University. Before coming to UTA, Dr. Wayman held similar positions at Young Harris College and the University of Georgia. At YHC, he conducted the University Singers and served as the Associate Director for the Mountain Community Chorus.
The changing male voice and teacher preparation are the focus of his research. Dr. Wayman regularly presents at state (New Mexico MEA, Alaska MEA, Texas MEA, Tennessee MEA, and Georgia MEA), national (National Association for Music Educators, Society of Research for Music Education, Society of Music Teacher Educators, Southwestern American Choral Association) and international venues (Greece, Brazil, England, Uganda, China and most recently in Scotland and Ireland).