Dr. Dwight Bigler is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Virginia Tech and the Music Director of the Blacksburg Master Chorale. He has also held positions as assistant conductor and pianist of the Dale Warland Singers, guest choral faculty at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, and director of choral activities at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Under his direction, the Virginia Tech Chamber Singers have performed for the Virginia Music Educators Association conference; throughout Italy and Ireland, and in collaboration with the Blacksburg Master Chorale in performances of major works for choir and orchestra. He has conducted concerts and festivals throughout the United States and in China, Indonesia, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, Ireland, and Ecuador.
Bigler’s choral compositions are published by Walton Music, Hinshaw Music, Oxford University Press, Alliance Music, and EC Schirmer. He has received commissions from the Barlow Endowment and from choirs across the nation for new works.
As a collaborative pianist, he has performed in the USA, Europe, Brazil, China, and Ecuador. Bigler received his bachelor’s degree in piano performance and his master’s in choral conducting from Brigham Young University, and his doctor of musical arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin.