Faculty

Don Krudop, DMA

Professional in Residence, Performing Arts & Music

Director of Choral Activities

Bio

Dr. Don Krudop was born and raised in Mendham, NJ. He left the Garden State to study Music Education at Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA, moved to Virginia Beach upon graduating, and has remained at the beach for his entire teaching career.


In addition to leading the music program at Regent, Krudop is the artistic director of the Virginia Beach Chorale, an 80-voice community choir based in the resort city. Founded in 1958, it’s southeastern Virginia’s longest-tenured performing arts ensemble.


Krudop holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education, Master of Music in Conducting and Bachelor of Music Education from Shenandoah University and a Master of Education in Administration from Regent. While at Shenandoah, he studied conducting with Grammy award-winner Robert Shafer. Krudop was also was honored to participate in Robert Shaw’s Carnegie Hall Choral Workshop.


Choirs under Krudop’s direction have performed in the White House, National Cathedral, and National Presbyterian Church in Washington, DC; Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Riverside Church in New York; the Bath Abbey, Yorkminster, and Westminster Abbey in England, UK; and sang the national anthem for President Barack Obama when he visited Virginia Beach in 2012. His choirs have also served as the mainstage chorus for the Virginia Arts Fesitval’s International Tattoo and have performed numerous times at both the Virginia Music Educators Association annual conference and the Southern Division convention of the National Association for Music Education.

Awards

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, Shenandoah University
Grammy Foundation Music Educator Award, National Quarter-Finalist
Virginia Music Educator of the Year
Teacher of the Year, Salem High School
Distinguished Educator Award, Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Outstanding Alumni Award for Career Achievement, Shenandoah University
Ten Top Teachers in Hampton Roads, Coastal Virginia Magazine
Who’s Who in American Education
Who’s Who in America
Virginia’s Choral Director of Note, Choral Director magazine

Publications

“An Examination of the Application of Kinesics in Eliciting Expressive Ensemble Response and its Application in an Undergraduate Choral Conducting Curriculum” (Dissertation – Shenandoah University), 2003


“Publicity and Public Relations – Getting the Best Exposure for Your Choral Program” presented at the Maryland Music Educators Association Annual In-Service Conference, Baltimore, MD, 1999


“Conducting Electricity” presented at the Virginia Music Educators Association Annual In-Service Conference, Norfolk, VA, 2007


“Copyright Law for the Music Educator” presented at the Virginia Music Educators Association Annual In-Service Conference, Hot Springs, VA, 2011


“New Music for the High School Choral Program” presented at the Virginia Music Educators Annual In-Service Conference, Hot Springs, VA, 2012


“Expressive Conducting for the High School Choral Director” presented at the Tennessee Music Educators Association Annual In-Service Conference, Nashville, TN, 2014


“Let’s Get Into the Sing of Things” presented to the Hampton, VA City Public Schools Secondary Choral Educators, Hampton, VA, 2013


“Sing from the Heart – Taking Your Choir Beyond the Spots” presented at the National Association for Music Education National In-Service Conference, Nashville, TN, 2014

Affiliations

MEMBERSHIPS:
National Association for Music Education (NAfME)
American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)
National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS)
National Collegiate Choral Organization (NCCO)
Conductors Guild


AFFILIATIONS:
Artistic Director, Virginia Beach Chorale
Director of Music, Heritage United Methodist Church
Board Member, Shenandoah University Alumni Board of Directors

Meet Our Faculty

William J. Brown, Ph.D.

Professor & Research Fellow, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4216 willbro@regent.edu
Kevin R. Crawford, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor, English & Communication Studies

Undergraduate Communication Studies Program Coordinator

757.352.4254 kevicra@regent.edu
Michael Crews, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4333 mcrews@regent.edu
Michael D. Elam, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4878 melam@regent.edu
Peter Fraser, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences

Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4562 pfraser@regent.edu
Eric Harrell, MFA

Associate Professor, Performing Arts & Music

Producing Artistic Director of Tidewater Stage

757.352.4211 eharrell@regent.edu
Michael Hill-Kirkland, Ph.D., MFA

Professor, Performing Arts & Music

Supervisor for MFA in Acting Program

757.352.4730 michhil@regent.edu
John Keeler, Ph.D.

Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4248 johnkee@regent.edu
Jeremy Larson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4221 jlarson@regent.edu
Micah Mattix, Ph.D.

Department Chair; Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4464 mmattix@regent.edu
Stephen Perry, Ph.D.

Professor, English & Communication Studies

Director of Graduate Programs in Communication

757.352.4203 sperry@regent.edu
Peggy Southerland, B.A.

Department Chair; Professional-in-Residence, Media & Visual Arts and Performing Arts & Music

757.352.4698 peggys@regent.edu
Megan Weaver-Seitz, MFA

Assistant Professor, Media & Visual Arts

757.352.4561 mweaver@regent.edu
Caramine White, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English & Communication Studies

757.352.4614 cwhite@regent.edu
Vincent Williams, MFA

Associate Professor, Media & Visual Arts

757-352-4373 vwilliams@regent.edu
David Xu, MFA

Associate Professor of Animation

757.352.4235 dxu@regent.edu

Adjunct

Alexis Akridge, B.A.
Jayson Akridge, MFA
Blair Allen, M.A.
Stuart Bennett, MFA
J. Dennis Bounds, Ph.D.
Adam Bova, MFA
Chester Branch, Ph.D.
David Brush, M.A.
Alison Bugg, MFA
Kara Burk, B.A.
Michael Burnett, MFA
Heidi Campbell
Bethany Cragin-Day, MFA
Jonathan Cyprowski, M.A.
Gillette Elvgren, Ph.D.
Nelson Fong, J.D.
Craig Forrest, Ph.D.
David Foster, MFA
Joseph Frost, MFA
Terilyn Goins, Ph.D.
Judith Gooch, M.A.
Michael Graves, Ph.D.
Courtney Jackson, M.A.
Stanley Jeter, M.A.
Edward Johnson, Ph.D.
Peter Kenny, Ph.D.
Mark Keuthan, Ph.D.
Richard Klein, M.A.
Andrew Lease, MFA
Leon Leonidoff, B.A.
John McClary, M.A.
Rebecca McCoy-Reese, M.A.
Delceno Miles, M.A.
Stacey Miller, MPW
Robert Millett, MFA
Renee Mitchell, B.M.
Marc Newman, Ph.D.
Macayla Nicolaison, J.D.
Ryan Pace, MFA
Lionello Partible, A.A.
Kay Lynn Perry, MFA
Markus Pfeiffer, Ph.D.
April Poland, MFA
Cheryl Price, M.A.
Nancy Prodnuk, Ph.D.
Charles Reese, MFA
Jason Rodriguez, MFA
Michael Salsbury, MFA
Katharine Salsbury, MFA
Clyde Santana, MFA
Michael Smith, Ph.D.
Michael Stahl, M.A.
Kristie Stahl, M.A.
Sarah Turney, M.A.
James Ward, Ph.D.
Kathryn Wilson, B.M.
Gorman Woodfin, MFA