2012 Graduating Minors
Starting in Fall 2015, Albion College will annually offer four-year tuition, room, and board to as many as 10 first-year students who are Albion residents and attended Albion Public Schools in grades 6-8. Read more
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Because the department has a firm commitment to research, upper-level students are strongly encouraged to make use of Olin Hall's laboratory facilities for investigating memory, psychophysiology, perception, language, learning, motivation, behavior and developmental/social processes in collaboration with faculty. Instruction in the Psychological Science Department includes lecture and class discussion as well as laboratory experiences. Computers are used in many courses for data analysis, experiments, and simulations.
Students also pursue research through the College's Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (FURSCA) and make presentations during the annual Elkin R. Isaac Student Research Symposium.
Psychology students should also consider the range of off-campus experience and internship opportunities available. Want to study abroad in Australia, Ireland or Scotland? Contact the Center for International Education and Off-Campus Programs for information. In the U.S., opportunities are available in Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.—for information on these programs, please see the Career and Internship Center web site.
Our major has been approved as a certified secondary-school teaching major by the State Department of Education.
Albion maintains a chapter of Psi Chi, the national psychology honorary society.
October 3- Homecoming weekend!
October 10-14 Albion College fall break. No classes, dorms are open.
October 20- City Council Meeting ( Welcome to Albion and Honorary Citizen Ceremony) new students please refer to your orientation schedule.
November 3- Deadline to request to stay on campus for Thanksgiving Break
November 7- Deadline to request to stay on campus during winter break ( you will be moved, and there is no dining services)
November 10- MLAC International dinner held in Upper Baldwin
November 17- Deadline to turn in request for I-20 for travel and departure forms.
November 26- Thanksgiving vacation begins. No food service, dorms closed unless prior arrangements are made through CIE
October 22- Mandatory Orientation for all students intending to Study Aboad in spring 2015
October 24- Mandatory general orientation for all students studying abroad spring 2015. $250 deposit due to accounting office.
November 10- OCP grant applications due by 5 pm. Must be filled out online!
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10/10, 10/31, 11/14, 11/21
Director of Choral Activities, Choral Conducting, Choral Methods
Office: T-1, Goodrich Chapel
Clayton Parr is is Director of Choral Activities at Albion College, Albion, Michigan. A native of Detroit, Dr. Parr graduated from Albion with degrees in music and physics. He taught music and mathematics in the public schools in Michigan and New York and received his Master's and DMA from Michigan State University. Before coming to Albion, he taught for over 20 years, leading choral ensembles at DePaul University and Miami University in Ohio.
His choirs have performed at conventions of the American Choral Directors Association, Illinois Music Education Association, Ohio Music Educators Association, Intercollegiate Men's Choruses and College Music Society. His choirs have completed several international tours and have won prizes at the International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangollen, Wales on two occasions.
His activity as guest conductor, lecturer, adjudicator and performer has taken him to 23 states and 18 foreign countries, including the Republic of Georgia, where he was a Fulbright scholar for the 2005-2006 academic year at the Sarajishvili State Conservatoire. His guest conducting appearances include the Ohio All-State Choir, and he has been chosen to conduct the Men's Honor Choir for the Michigan School Vocal Music Association in 2016. He is music director of MEME (Michigan Educators Male Ensemble), a men's singing group made up of teachers from around the state.
As a performer, Parr has sung with the Cincinnati Opera, Music of the Baroque, the Grant Park Music Festival, Oregon Bach Festival, and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale. His articles have been published in the Choral Journal, Music Educators Journal, and International Choral Bulletin, and he is editor for the series "Music of the Republic of Georgia" for earthsongs publishing. His solo appearances have included Carmina Burana with the National Music Center Symphony Orchestra in Tbilisi, Georgia. He has served in various leadership positions with the American Choral Directors Association, and is currently Executive Secretary of Intercollegiate Men's Choruses. He is music director of Ensemble Alioni, a Chicago-based group dedicated to the performance of Georgian folk song.