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Dana Lobaugh

Dana Lobaugh

Dana Lobaugh has delighted in conducting choirs and teaching singing for the past 40+

years in churches, schools, university and community settings, conferences, camps and

assemblies, working with all ages from babies to seniors. She served as full-time

Minister of Music and Worship for First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Arlington,

TX from 2008 until her retirement in late 2021. Prior to that, Dana served in full time

music directing positions at University Christian Church in Fort Worth, and First Christian

Church of Amarillo, and part time positions across the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex,

Colorado Springs, CO, Miami, FL, and Enid, OK. She was associate director of The

Women’s Chorus of Dallas with Dr. Tim Seelig, and interim director of the group for a

year after his departure. She founded the community women’s ensemble MosaicSong

and directed them for 22 years.

Dana has served numerous terms on boards for the Dallas Chapter of Choristers Guild

and the Greater Dallas Handbell Association, where she currently serves as president.

She has also served as president on the national board of the Association of Disciple

Musicians. Dana has been an active member of American Choral Directors Association,

Choristers Guild, the Association of Disciple Musicians, The Hymn Society, and Handbell

Musicians of America.

Dana holds bachelor’s degrees in Voice Performance and Vocal Music Education from

Phillips University in Oklahoma and has completed extensive doctoral studies in

conducting and musicology at the University of North Texas in Denton, where she

conducted the Women’s Chorus for four years.

Dana lives in Fort Worth with her husband, Alan, and two dogs. They have three

delightful grown children – Aaron, Ben, and Hannah, and one brilliant daughter-in-law,

Ilana Haliwa, married to Ben. In addition to visiting her children and other family

members, Dana especially enjoys singing, reading, cooking, sewing, attending theater,

music, and art presentations, and traveling. She is proud of her Cherokee heritage and

passionately supports human rights, Indigenous peoples’ rights, and environmental

concerns. She is hopelessly addicted to chocolate (but tries her best to purchase Fair

Trade and vegan products)!

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