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Dr. Tony McNeill

Minister of Music

Dr. Tony McNeill

Dr. Tony McNeill, affectionately known at “Dr. T.” and 2022 Proctor Institute’s Minister of Music, is a sought-after workshop clinician, lecturer, consultant, mentor, and guest choral conductor throughout the country. He currently serves as Director of Choral Activities and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clinton College in Rock Hill, SC. Prior to his appoint at Clinton College, Dr. McNeill was Visiting Professor and Interim Choral Director at Texas Southern University (TSU) in Houston, TX. Dr. McNeill also served four and a half years as the Director of Worship and the Arts at Atlanta’s Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, “America’s Freedom Church.”

Dr. McNeill has presented lectures and workshops for the Hymn Society of the United States and Canada, The Forum for Theological Exploration (FTE), American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), Hampton University Ministers’ Conference, Duke Divinity School, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, The Presbyterian Association of Musicians (PAM), The American Baptist College, The National Association of Presbyterian Christian Educators Conference (APCE), and Shaw University Ministers’ Conference. He currently serves as Consultant and Artist-in-Residence for the Princeton Theological Seminary Black Theology and Leadership Institute (BTLI).

Dr. McNeill is a member of the gospel recording group Donald Lawrence and The Tri-City Singers and the Founder/Curator of THE CALL 2 WORSHIP GROUP, an online resource community for musicians and clergy. He is a board member of the Western NC Chapter of the Gospel Music Workshop of American, Inc. In March of 2022, he collaborated with Ethnomusicologist, Dr. Birgitta Johnson of the University of South Carolina, and the Heritage Celebration Chorale, to launch the “More Than Rhythm Black Music Series” at the Columbia Museum of Art in Columbia, SC.

Dr. McNeill earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree, with a concentration in piano and choral music, from Appalachian State University (Boone, NC); a master’s degree in Choral Conducting from Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL); and a Doctor of Worship Studies from The Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies (Jacksonville, FL).