My name is Dylan Koerner. I am a vocalist, choral conductor, and music educator based in Connecticut. I was born and raised in New Britain, CT and I attended New Britain High School. I graduated the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a Bachelor of Music in Education with a focus in Choral/General Music Education and a principal in Voice. I graduated Cum Laude and with Disciplinary Honors.


As a vocalist, I am currently a tenor in CONCORA, Connecticut's Premiere Professional Chorus, directed by Chris Shepard. CONCORA sings a broad repertoire of works ranging from Bach Passions and Motets to modern compositions by Lauridsen and Whitacre. I am also a Tenor Section Leader of The Hartford Chorale, directed by Richard Coffey. The Hartford Chorale is the largest symphonic chorus between Boston and New York and has performed almost every large scale choral and orchestral work. Lastly, I am a tenor section leader at South Church in New Britain, CT. You can hear examples of all these different groups as well as me singing solo here.


As a choral conductor, I have participated in many masterclasses with professors across the country. I worked with Dr. Jerry Blackstone, Dr. Eugene Rogers, and Dr. Julie Skadsem of the University of Michigan, Dr. William Weinert of the Eastman School of Music, Dr. Joesph Flummerfelt of Westminster Choir College, Dr. Ann Howard Jones, formerly at Boston University, and Dr. Craig Hella Johnson of Conspirare. While at UNC Greensboro, I studied conducting privately with Dr. Carole Ott. During that time I was able to conduct the University Chorale in concert, do an honors thesis on the influences of modern choral music while under the supervision of Dr. Welborn Young, attend graduate level conducting seminars, and participate in the 2013 ACDA Choral Conducting Competition.

Conducting Video 2016 by Dylan Koerner

Conducting Video 2014 by Dylan Koerner

University Chorale Concert 2012 by Dylan Koerner


As a music educator, I have taught a various schools and districts throughout central Connecticut over the past five years. I have taught grades K-12, general music and chorus. I have organized multiple concerts throughout the school year. I have directed many different types of ensembles. I have taught group guitar and piano lessons. I have also taught lessons and created projects using GarageBand and iMovie and other apps, and taught guitar and piano. While at UNC Greensboro I interned at various schools throughout Guilford County and student taught at Western Rockingham Middle School under the supervision of Dr. Beverly Vaughn.