July 20th – 23rd 2023 The World Peace Choral Festival 2023

July 18th – 21st 2024 The World Peace Choral Festival 2024

July 17th – 20th 2025 The World Peace Choral Festival 2025

Dr. Roger Hale


Dr. Roger Hale

                                                                             Director of Choral Studies at Dixie State University


Dr. Roger Hale serves as the Director of Choral Studies at Dixie State University. He received a Bachelor of Music Education (2001) and Masters of Choral Conducting (2006) from the University of Utah, and a Ph.D. in Choral Music Education and Conducting from Florida State University (2009). Dr. Hale studied closely with John Cooksey, André Thomas, Kevin Fenton, and Clifford Madsen.

He previously served as Director of Choral Activities at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, MO. Dr. Hale’s public teaching experience includes serving as Choir and Band Director in southeastern Idaho at Bear Lake Middle School and High School.Previous conducting responsibilities included service as director of the Bear Lake Community Chorus, University of Utah Concert Chorale, Florida State University Chamber Singers, and Florida State University Singers. Since moving to St. George Dr. Hale has become a YouTube resource for more than 40k subscribers. Singers and choirs of every level tune in to participate in his warm up videos, exercises, sight-singing lessons, etc. Dr. Hale teaches lessons all over the world through remote technology and is the founder and creator of SolfaSinger.com. Dr. Hale is in demand as guest conductor and clinician having helped thousands of singers realize their potential for choral excellence.  Dr. Hale also serves as Assistant Director of the newly formed St. George Chamber Singers.

Dr. Hale's Responsibilities at DSU include directing the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, and Women’s Chorus. He also teaches Adv. Choral conducting and Choral Literature. Research interests include using technology in the classroom for a more engaging rehearsal.  He lives in the St. George, UT area with his wife KayDe and their five children and loves the outdoors, hiking, running, and biking.