Director of Music Education
Special Instructor of Music
Office: Lydy Hall 210A
Mark Lawley is the Director of Music Education at Drury University. He has taught all levels of music from elementary through university including both instrumental and vocal music. His choirs have given invitational performances for National ACDA, National MENC, Regional ACDA, and MMEA. He is the Artistic Director of the Boys Choir of Springfield and Director of Music at Covenant Presbyterian. Lawley made his Carnegie conducting debut in May of 2011. He maintains an active speaking, guest conducting, and adjudicating schedule. He currently serves as the Repertoire and Standards Chair for Southwestern American Choral Directors Association. Lawley conducted the Springfield Mid America Singers for 5 seasons from 2003 – 2008. He is Past President of both the Missouri Choral Directors Association and South Central Missouri Music Educators Association. He earned his undergraduate degree and certificate recital award in piano at Evangel University and a Master of Music degree in conducting at Missouri State University. He is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, ACDA, MMEA, and MSTA. He is the 2011 recipient of the Luther T. Spayde award and the 2011 Outstanding South Central District Director award given by the Missouri Choral Directors Association. His wife Lori is a member of the Convention Services Group for the Assemblies of God. He is proud of his three children, Devin, Drew, and Brooke. He currently teaches music education, piano, and voice, and conducts the Concert Choir at Drury University.
B.M.Ed. (1990) Evangel University
M.M. (2004) Missouri State University