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Dr. Robert J. Ward currently serves as Associate Director of Choral Studies at The Ohio State University (appointed 2004), where he conducts the Menís Glee Club, the Symphonic Choir, and teaches courses in conducting and choral literature. Prior to his appointment at The Ohio State University, Dr. Ward was, for sixteen years, a member of the music faculty at Oklahoma State University. Dr. Ward has been honored with invitations to present concerts and lectures for National ACDA, National Collegiate Choral Organization. Central Division ACDA, North Central Division ACDA, International Kodaly Educators, Organization of American Kodaly Educators Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Choral Directors Association, as well as Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Ohio, Utah, Arkansas, and Louisiana Choral Directors Associations. He is currently the editor of a childrenís choral music series and a menís choral series published through Santa Barbara Music Publishers. In 2001 Dr. Ward was awarded the Director of Distinction Award by the Oklahoma Choral Directors Association and in 1997 was presented the Amoco Outstanding Faculty Award at Oklahoma State University for outstanding undergraduate teaching. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University.