Cara Tasher, director of choral studies at The University of North Florida since 2006, has garnered experience as singer, chorus master and conductor with choruses and orchestras of the highest calibre. She conducts the Chamber Singers and Chorale at UNF, mentors the undergraduate choral leadership, and teaches the Master’s sequence in choral conducting. Proficient in several languages, Tasher’s concerts, workshops, and guest performing engagements as both a singer and a conductor have brought her to over twenty countries. She studied at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, University of Texas at Austin, La Sorbonne, and Northwestern University where she received several honors and awards. Dr. Tasher is active within the community through ACDA, IFCM and NATS. She was awarded the 2010 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award at the University of North Florida, co-presented “The Conductor as Voice Teacher” at the World Symposium of Choral Music in 2014, and won her university’s Outstanding International Leadership Award in 2016.