Rosalind C. Hall
Rosalind C. Hall is the former director of the Brigham Young University Men’s Chorus and Concert Choir. She retired in 2020.
Rosalind grew up in a small town in Wales and took piano lessons throughout grade school. “When she was 17, it was time for her to choose what she would study at university. She had it narrowed down to two choices: music or law. But after a summer internship at her uncle’s law office, she said she quickly realized that she was more well-suited for music.” She studied voice and piano at the University of London, the University of Edinburgh, and London’s Royal Academy and received a bachelor of music degree in 1977. She had been married for 12 years when her husband, Tim Hall, suggested they move overseas so he could continue his education at BYU. She decided to use those two years obtaining a degree for herself. She studied choral conducting and received her Master of Music degree in 1993. She taught music at the Waterford School in Sandy, Utah. She received a one-year appointment at BYU to replace Mack Wilberg while the university looked for a permanent replacement. After that year, she was asked to apply for the job. Without a PhD, which was a requirement for the job. She was asked if she was willing to pursue a PhD to meet the requirement, but she refused. She was given the job anyway, and she taught for another 20 years. She was ranked as one of the 300 best professors in the nation in 2012 by the Princeton Review. Among the students, she has been ranked highly on RateMyProfessors.com’s annual list.
She recorded studio albums with her choirs and oversaw the creation of the first music videos in the history of BYU Choirs. The Men’s Chorus collaboration with BYU Vocal Point has over 32 million views on YouTube. She has also led the choirs in numerous performances at General Conference.
The COVID-19 pandemic cancelled her March 2020 concerts, which would have been her final career concerts.