Dr. Phillip Stockton, Assistant Clinical Professor of Music and Associate Director of Choral Studies at Mississippi State University, received his Bachelor of Music Education from Auburn University, Master of Music Education from Florida State University, and Ph.D in Music Education from the University of Mississippi. Before coming to Mississippi State, Dr. Stockton was Associate Professor of Music Education and Director of Choral Activities at Mississippi University for Women. He also taught at Mandarin High School in Jacksonville, Florida where his choirs consistently received superior ratings at regional and state performance assessment. Dr. Stockton has conducted middle school, high school, large church, small church, and community choirs throughout his tenure. He remains an active clinician and judge for choirs throughout Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Florida. He is an active member of American Choral Director’s Association (ACDA) and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and is currently the R&R for Student Activities for the Southern Region ACDA. He has research published in the Journal of Historical Research in Music Education and the Choral Journal. His research focuses on the historical adolescent voice change as well as best practices for the choral classroom. Dr. Stockton is married to his lovely wife Amy and together have a son Lee and a daughter Molly.