2015 Annual Conference Choir Director
Robert Nims returns for a second year as director of the Annual Conference Choir. He is a member of the adjunct faculty at Ohio Wesleyan University, where he was Professor of Voice and Director of Choral Activities prior to his retirement in 2002.
Since retiring, Nims has been an adjunct voice teacher at Ohio State University and an interim teacher of voice at Capital University and Cleveland Institute of Music.
He has appeared as baritone soloist with the Akron Symphony, the Columbus Symphony, the Mansfield Symphony, the Lakeside Festival Orchestra, the Lancaster Festival Orchestra, Cantari Singers of Columbus, Opera Columbus and various university and regional orchestras around the state. Nims is a respected teacher of singing and has twice served as president of the Buckeye Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Trained as both an organist and singer, Nims holds graduate degrees in these disciplines from the Yale School of Music and from Boston University. He pursued further studies in voice with Hans Peter Schilly, of the Vienna Academy, and in organ with Nadia Boulanger at Fontainebleau, France.