DSU Welcomes Music Chair and Director of Choral Activities



Dr. Horace B.  Lamar, Jr.


Delaware State University’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences has announced two new important appointments within its Department of Music.
Dr. Horace B. Lamar, Jr., has been appointed as the new Chair of the Department of Music. In that post, Dr. Lamar will oversee all academic aspects of the department and provide leadership for faculty development, fundraising, as well as student recruitment and retention.
Prior to his arrival at DSU, Dr. Lamar served at Alabama State University from 1991-2006, where he taught woodwinds and for nine of those years served as the dean of the University’s School of Music (1996-2005). Under his dean leadership, the ASU School of Music earned accreditation through the National Association of Schools of Music. After retiring from ASU, he did consulting work, workshops and recitals over the last five years.
Dr. Lamar earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education (magna cum laude) from Mississippi Valley State University, a Master of Arts in Music Education from the University of Minnesota and a Doctor of Music Education from the University of Southern Mississippi.

Dr. Lloyd Benjamin Mallory, Jr.

Dr. Lloyd Benjamin Mallory, Jr., has been appointed Associate Professor and Director of Choral Activities at DSU. In addition to teaching choral and vocal related curriculum, Dr. Mallory will direct the University’s Concert Choir and choral ensembles.
Prior to his arrival at DSU, Dr. Mallory served over the last year as the interim choral director at Clark Atlanta University and also assisted with the special projects and performances with the Duke Ellington School for the Arts in Washington, D.C. He was the associate pastor for worship and music at Sligo Church in Takoma Park, Md. from 2006-2010 and as an associate professor of music at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Ala. from 1996-2006.
Dr. Mallory has a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in Flute and Vocal Performance from Oakwood University, a Master of Arts in Music from Morgan State University in Baltimore, Md. and a Doctor of Musical Arts from UCLA.