Dr. Lourin Plant holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wittenberg University, Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Choral Conducting from the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. He has served as the Assistant Director of the Chicago Children’s Choir (formally the nation’s largest children’s choir organization), and has been on the voice faculties of Sinclair College and Humboldt State University of California. Now in the eighth year of his appointment at Rowan University, he is an Assistant Professor of Voice. He is a member of the National Association of Negro Musicians, Marian Anderson Guild, the American Choral Directors Association, and New Jersey Music Educators Association.
He has served as an adjudicator and clinician, conducted the All-Region II Chorus for the Central Jersey Music Educators Association, and has presented vocal workshops and choral adjudications for New Jersey State Teen Arts Festivals. Dr. Plant concertizes as both countertenor and baritone throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Mid-West states. He has performed with Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati May Festival, Dayton Opera, Amherst Early Music Festival, Humboldt Bay Early Music Festival,Philadelphia Classical Symphony, Philadelphia Ancient Voices, Voces Novae et Antiquae, Piffaro, Jim Thorpe Bach Festival, and in the touring ensembles of Michael Crawford, Barbra Streisand, and Russell Watson.
He has performed in ensembles with the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Singers Chorale in the Philadelphia Academy of Music, the Philadelphia Regional Arts Center (Kimmel Center),and in Carnegie Hall.