Dr. Alan B. Wingard has been Minister of Music at Garden Lakes Baptist Church since 1993. In addition to serving in this capacity, he is also the Dean of the School of the Arts at Shorter University and Professor of Church Music. Dr. Wingard received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Alabama and his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has written articles, taught workshops, and conducted and adjudicated choral festivals in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Washington, and Maryland. Dr. Wingard has had over 25 years of choral experience and has taught and conducted children's, youth, adult, and senior adult choirs in the church, school, and community. He has written articles for Church Musician, The Hymn, and the Dictionary of American Hymnology.