Conductors since 1889

Choral Union Cond.Choral Class/The Choral Union

  • 1889–92: Frank Brackett
  • 1892–95: Arthur Bissell
  • 1895–98: John Comfort Fillmore
  • 1898–1901: Dwight Rice
  • 1901–02: William Andruss
  • 1902–03: Theodore Irwin
  • 1903–17: Fred Bacon
  • 1917–18: Ralph Lyman

Conductors Lyman, Russell, Bailey, Di GraziaThe Pomona College Choir

  • 1920–48[1]: Ralph Lyman
  • 1948–49: Arthur Hitchcock
  • 1949–51: Edgar vom Lehn
  • 1951–82: William F. Russell
  • 1982–98: Jon Bailey
  • 1998–present: Donna M. Di Grazia
Sabbatical replacements: Arthur Babcock (Sp1928), Joseph Clokey (Sp1937), Timothy Mount (Sp1975), Peter Jaffe (Sp1985), Bud Wayne Bisbee (AY1990-91), Robert Duff (F2003), Christian Campos (F2007), David Rentz (F2017), and Jonathan Campbell (F2019)

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Lyman with studentsThe Men’s Glee Club

  • 1892: Lillian Brannan
  • 1892–94: Arthur Bissell
  • 1894: Arthur Smith ’94
  • 1897: John Comfort Fillmore
  • 1899–1901: Arthur Bissell
  • 1901–02: Frank Bissell
  • 1904–07: Fred Bacon
  • W. Russell with students1908–11: S. Earle Blakeslee ’08
  • 1911–12: William Clary ’12
  • 1912–17: Fred Bacon
  • 1917–47: Ralph Lyman
  • 1947–49: Arthur Hitchcock
  • 1949–51: Edgar vom Lehn
  • 1951–82: William F. Russell
Sabbatical replacements: Howard Swan ’28 (Sp1928) and Robert Shaw ’38 (Sp1937)

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Women's Glee Club conductorsThe Women’s Glee Club

  • 1902–03: Kate Condit
  • 1913–14: Byrde Eustis
  • 1914–15: Fred Bacon
  • 1915–23: Walter Hartley
  • 1923–31: Arthur Babcock
  • 1931–47: Ralph Lyman
  • 1947–49: Arthur Hitchcock
  • 1949–51: Edgar vom Lehn
  • 1951–82: William F. Russell
Sabbatical replacement: Dorothy Leezer Neible (Sp1937)

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Glee Club ConductorsThe Pomona College Glee Club (combined)

  • 1982–98: Jon Bailey
  • 1998–present: Donna M. Di Grazia
Sabbatical replacements: William Peterson (Sp1985) and B. Wayne Bisbee (Sp1991)
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[1] During this period in the College’s history, the fall semester carried over into January. [back]