Adult Guest Director 2020
Alan Raines is the Director of Music and Arts at Highland Park United Methodist Church. A frequent clinician, Raines has guest conducted all-state and honor choirs, both professional, collegiate and community choruses, and given presentations in over 37 states. He has held positions in Houston at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica, California and Dunwoody United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia. A recipient of the M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in Choral Conducting at UCLA, Raines served as the Assistant Conductor of the Angeles Chorale while as a student of Donald Neuen. Prior appointments include Baylor University, Stetson University and Georgia State University. Raines’ choirs have performed throughout the United States and Europe and have received invitations to perform for national and regional conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, Texas Music Educators Association, Music Educators National Conference and the National Collegiate Choral Organization. Raines resides in Dallas with his wife Frances and their four sons, Lawson, Sanders, Carter and Ford.