Mrs. Laura A. Mixon

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Mrs. Laura A. Mixon

Laura Aaron Mixon received both her Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Music Education degrees from the John M. Long School of Music at Troy University in Troy, Al. As an undergraduate student, she participated in such ensembles as Collegiate Singers, Chamber Choir, Opera Ensemble, and the Sound of the South marching band. She also served as accompanist for a few Troy University theatrical productions, including Snoopy the Musical and Pippin’. One of the highest honors Mrs. Mixon achieved while pursuing her Bachelor’s degree was the opportunity to participate in a conducting workshop with Dr. Andre Thomas (Professor of Choral Music Education, Florida State University) at the Alabama Music Educators Association Convention in 2005. In 2006, she graduated magna cum laude with her Bachelor of Music Education degree.

Mrs. Mixon accepted a teaching position in the fall of 2006 in her hometown of Bay Minette, Al as Choral Director at Baldwin County High School. She also served as co-director for the Jubilee Children’s Community Chorus for the 2006-2007 season.

Mrs. Mixon completed her Master’s degree in 2010, under a graduate assistantship in choral music education. As a choral graduate assistant, she selected repertoire for, rehearsed, and conducted Collegiate Singers. In addition to her campus obligations, Mrs. Mixon volunteered to teach Choral Music at Charles Henderson Middle School to 7th and 8th grade students. 

In the Fall of 2010, Mrs. Mixon joined the John M. Long School of Music faculty as Lecturer in Choral Music.  She was the director of Collegiate Singers, one of Troy University’s largest choral ensembles, and the teacher of record for Class Strings, Aural Skills I & II, and Choral Techniques.  She was also a private instructor of piano and voice for non-music majors.  In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Mrs. Mixon accompanied the Troy University Opera Workshop ensemble.  In addition to her university obligations, she served as music director for Troy First United Methodist Church and had a small personal studio of piano and voice students.

Mrs. Mixon and her husband relocated to Baldwin County in the Summer of 2013.  Just prior to teaching at Daphne High School, Mrs. Mixon assisted with musical productions and taught piano and voice classes at Center Stage Performance in Fairhope, Al. 

Mrs. Mixon is an active clinician and conductor. She enjoys participating in local, regional and national conferences in the fields of choral music and choral conducting.