Lipscomb's ChamberMen began in 2012 as a quintet organized by students and became a curricular offering in 2013. This group is dedicated to singing music written for, or arranged for male voices, and members of the group have a great deal of input in choosing the repertoire. Music selections may include Renaissance motets, Schubert part songs, 20th century compositions, arrangements of popular standards and a little barbershop. The ChamberMen is the featured performance ensemble at Lipscomb's annual Men's Choral Fesitval. The group is coached by Dr. Gary Wilson.
Gary P. Wilson, D.M.A., divides his professional time between the roles of conductor, scholar, and teacher. His responsibilities as Director of Choral Activities include conducting the A Cappella Singers, overseeing the choral/vocal program, and directing the Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Choirs under his leadership have performed at regional and state music conferences, in New York City's Carnegie Hall, and in venues throughout the United States and Europe. He is a frequent conductor and clinician for honor choirs and festival choirs, and ted the Arkansas All State Choir in 2007.
Dr. Wilson holds undergraduate and masters degrees from Harding University and Baylor University, and is the first recipient of the doctorate in choral conducting from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he studied with Peter A. Eklund. His research on the choral music of American composer Edward MacDowell was published by Mellen Press in 2004, and was nominated for the American Choral Directors Association Julius Hereford award for outstanding doctoral dissertation in 2005.