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Justin HavardJustin Havard is an accomplished director, pianist, singer and educator.  Originally from Mobile, Alabama, he received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Choral Music Education from Florida State University with an emphasis on Piano. He is on faculty with the Sherrill Milnes VOICExperience as a director and pianist, and he has played for many national tours including The Book of Mormon, Wicked, and Spamalot.  Mr. Havard is particularly known for his work with Acapella Groups and Musical Theatre, and he has presented for the American Choral Directors Association, Florida Music Educators’ Association Conference, and the Florida State Thespian Conference. Mr. Havard is on faculty of the University of Louisiana Monroe, where he teaches voice, directs the Spring musical, and accompanies many of the ensembles, faculty, and students within the department.  He has multiple published choral works and was the 2023 recipient of the ULM Foundation Award for Excellence in Creative and Innovative Works.