Phone: (210) 566-7563
Degrees and Certifications:
University of North Texas: Bachelor of Art, Music Education University of Iowa: Master of Art, Choral Conducting and Pedagogy Professional Affiliations: Texas Music Educators Association Texas Choral Directors Association
Mr. Grant Lyons
Grant Lyons is starting his second year as the assistant choir director at Judson High School and is in his sixteenth year of choral directing. Prior to his arrival at Judson, Mr. Lyons taught secondary choirs and was involved in church music in Houston, Plano, San Antonio, and Iowa City, Iowa.
Mr. Lyons received his undergraduate training from the University of North Texas where he earned a Bachelors in Music Education and a Masters in Choral Conducting & Pedagogy from the University of Iowa. His principal teachers include Dr. Jerry McCoy, Dr. David Puderbaugh, and Dr. Timothy Stalter.
While at UNT, he was involved in the Concert Choir, A Cappella Choir, Grand Chorus, Collegium Early Music Ensemble, Jazz Singers, and Musical Theater of Denton. At the University of Iowa, he was the primary conductor of the Women's Chorale and a teaching assistant for the University Choir. In addition, Mr. Lyons was able to participate in the Ann Howard Jones Vocal Ensemble Residency Program at the University of Iowa; studying with Ann Howard Jones, Lorelei Ensemble's Dr. Beth Willer, and Dr. Scott Jarrett of Bach Akademie Charlotte. During his time in the midwest, he performed with Chamber Singers of Iowa City, Vocal Artists of Iowa, Canticum Novum, and was the Director of Music at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Mr. Lyons resides in San Antonio with his wife & high school sweetheart, Yasmin, who is an oncologist, their two Labrador Retrievers, Crosby and Milo.