• Lecturer of Music; Director, Men's and Women's Chorales; Collaborative Pianist
  • 864.294.2482
  • Music Building - McAlister Room B
  • vivian.hamilton@furman.edu

Vivian Hamilton is one of the highly experienced piano and voice coaches at Furman. She has taught choral music and collaborative piano across the country and conducted choirs at a number of universities, including Simmons College, Emerson College, Northeastern University, University of South Carolina and Clemson University.

As a church musician and conductor, Hamilton plays an active role in the community. She has worked with a number of orchestras and choirs in the South Carolina area, and served as president of the South Carolina American Choral Directors Association. Currently, she is the principal keyboard for the Greenville Symphony Orchestra and the minister of music at Greenville's First Baptist Church.

Name Title Description


Men's Chorale


Women's Chorale


Chamber Choir


Oratorio Chorus


Church Music Ministry

Relationship of the music ministry to the church functions of worship, education and evangelism; the varying roles of music in the church and aspects of administering a program of church music.

It is a tremendous pleasure to work with Furman students. I enjoy working with students on many different levels and introducing them to excellent choral literature. I try to have a positive, encouraging approach in all of my teaching.

  • Performer, Robert Shaw Festival Singers
  • South Carolina President of American Choral Directors Association
  • Conductor of Choirs in American Choral Directors Association conventions
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