Assistant Professor of Music
Charlotte Botha is the director of choral activities, conducting the College Choir and the Hamilton Voices choral theater ensemble. She teaches music theory and social justice musicology.
Botha has worked extensively with mixed and equal-voice singers from various backgrounds. Her tenure as conductor of the Drakensberg Boys Choir solidified her passion for making music with and composing for young singers. More recently, Botha worked as assistant conductor of the Dallas Symphony Chorus. Her approach to rehearsal, performance, and group vocal discovery has become permeated by the principles of Choregie and the choral artist’s role in the pursuit of social justice. Botha has performed and presented workshops around the globe, most notably as a member of the World Youth Choir alumni group TIME Ensemble. Her research interests include phonetics, choral text-painting, and equitable practices for including the music of and by marginalized communities in choral programs. She holds a D.M.A. from The University of North Texas, an MMus from Nelson Mandela University, and a B.Mus. from the University of Pretoria.
Recent Courses Taught
Social Justice, Activism and Artistry in Group Singing: Exploring Identity and Meaning in Choral Music
Hamilton College Choir
Advanced Group Performance (Hamilton Voices)
Music Theory for Non-Majors
Black Voices in Song
Appointed to the Faculty2020
D.M.A., University of North Texas
M.Mus., Nelson Mandela University
B.Mus., University of Pretoria