Chorus Leadership

John Erwin, Artistic Director and Conductor


Beginning in 1999, John Erwin has served as the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Arkansas Chamber Singers.  Since 1975, he has been the Director of Choral Activities at the University of Central Arkansas conducting the Award winning UCA Concert Choir and UCA Chamber Singers.  He has received the UCA Faculty Excellence Award, and in 2008 Professor Erwin received the Governor's Award for Artist of the Year from the Arkansas Arts Council for the state of Arkansas. 


Choirs under his direction have performed for 2 national ACDA Conferences, 9 ACDA Southwest Division Conferences, and 7 Arkansas All State Conferences.  In addition his choirs have sung for the national conventions of MENC and MTNA.  The UCA Concert Choir won the Great American Choral Festival and was awarded two gold medals at the Riva del Garda International Choral Competition in Italy.  In addition to conducting choral ensembles Professor Erwin teaches Choral Conducting and Graduate Choral Literature.  For 10 years he served as Southwest ACDA Chair of the Repertoire and Standards Committee.   He has directed numerous All Region and All State choirs. He lives with his beautiful wife Patricia in their home on the Arkansas river in Little Rock that they share with their wonder dog Chet Atkins Erwin.




Lynn Bauman, Accompanist


Lynn Bauman, a native of Almyra Arkansas, graduated from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia Arkansas with a double Major in Piano and Organ.  Mr. Bauman began his career as a church musician at First United Methodist church, Hope, Arkansas and has held positions in Hot Springs AR, Stuttgart AR, Little Rock, AR, Germantown, TN, Memphis, TN and was the Music Director and Diocesan Musician at The Cathedral of St. Francis Xavier in Alexandria Louisiana and Pastoral Musician at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Memphis, TN, and The Church of the Nativity in Bartlett TN.   Currently he serves as Pastoral Musician and Organist at Our Lady of the Holy Souls, Little Rock, AR.


Mr. Bauman has played concerts throughout the state of Arkansas and also in Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, Canterbury Cathedral, UK, Lincoln Cathedral, UK, Christ Church Cathedral, IE, the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadeloupe in LaCrosse, WI and most recently at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in North Little Rock AR.  He has been responsible for the planning and installation of pipe organs at First United Methodist Church, Little Rock, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in North Little Rock and St. George’s Episcopal Church in Germantown, TN. Mr. Bauman has had extensive experience directing both Vocal and Handbell Choirs and served as the National Music Coordinator with the American Guild of English Handbell Ringers.


A student of Robert Ellis (organ) and Tom Chase (piano) at Henderson State University, Lynn has also coached with Robert Fielding at Sarum College, Salisbury, UK.






Board of Directors, 2016-2017





Gary Moore, President
James West, Vice President
T. T. Tyler Thompson, Secretary





Luana Bracy
Richard Butler
Trudy Forbush
Catherine Martin
Jeff Parker
Herb Rule





Lisette Christensen