Schola Cantorum of Virginia
Local choral group
757-563-3377
P.O. Box 4456 Virginia Beach, VA, 23454-4456
[email protected]

Artistic Director

Agnes Mobley-Wynne

Agnes Mobley-Wynne

Artistic Director

Agnes Fuller Mobley-Wynne, Senior Lecturer in Voice at Old Dominion University, has been a full-time member of the music faculty since 1991. She has also served on the voice faculties of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Community Music School, Christopher Newport University and the Governor’s School for the Arts. She maintains a studio for private vocal instruction.

She has performed as soprano soloist with Schola Cantorum, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Cantata Chorus, Norfolk Chamber Consort, Virginia Opera, TodiMusicFest and the Continental Army Band.

Solo performances abroad include:

  • Innsbruck International Choral Festival and Gmunden Summer Music Invitational Program in Austria
  • Great St. Mary’s Church in Cambridge and at Guilford and Salisbury Cathedrals, UK.
  • Recitalist, presenting the song cycle Ventriloquist Acts of God, written for her by Adolphus Hailstork for the VCCA International Artists’ Symposium by invitation of the poet, Ellen Wise; Auvillar, France.

Professor Mobley-Wynne earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in music, awarded magna cum laude, from Westhampton College of the University of Richmond, Virginia in 1973. She received her Master of Music degree in vocal performance from the University of Maryland in College Park in 1978. She was awarded two Citation Medallions and a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Civilian Service from the U.S. Continental Army for her contributions to several concerts and two recordings with the Continental Army Band.

She is a current member and former board member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Cantabile, and Schola Cantorum of Virginia. She has served on the Boards of Norfolk Chamber Consort and the Cantata Chorus. Her singing students have been State and Regional winners of the annual National Teachers of Singing Student Competitions, the Leontyne Price Vocal Arts Competition and have been chosen by audition to participate in summer programs at Seagle Music Colony in New York, Opera Festiva di Roma and the Amalfi Festival in Italy and Opera Academy of California.

Professor Mobley-Wynne continues her performing career as an active soloist and recitalist and begins her seventh season this fall, 2016, as Artistic Director of Schola Cantorum of Virginia. Schola’s mission includes vocal instruction for its members as well as education for the public and extensive collaboration with other ensembles such as the Tidewater Guitar Orchestra, Old Dominion University Percussion Ensemble, Old Dominion University Concert Choir, classical guitarist Anibal Acosta, Virginia Children’s Chorus, Leigheas Celtic instrumental ensemble, Hampton Symphony Orchestra and First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir, Hampton, VA.

The upcoming winter concert series in late January will feature a musical world tour. The spring series will present songs honoring all branches of the military. In the summer of 2011 Schola released its first live CD:  Union and Liberty, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the War Between the States and in the fall of 2015 Schola joined the ODU University Concert Choir in the world premiere of Ad Sum, a new composition for chorus by Dr. Richard Moriarty. Schola Cantorum sustains membership in Chorus America.

Teaching responsibilities at Old Dominion University include foreign language diction (MUSC 345/346) and vocal technique and repertoire (MUSA 141/51-442/452). She also serves the university as Chief Departmental Advisor for the music department, as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the College of Arts and Letters, and as one of the faculty advisors for Sigma Alpha Iota music sorority, Gamma Zeta Chapter. When called upon she also serves as a panelist for the Student Conduct Committee. Along with other members of the vocal faculty she performs regularly for ODU’s Commencement Exercises.

Professor Mobley-Wynne was appointed Choir Director at Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach in the fall of 2012, a position she held until May 2014.  Under her direction Eastern Shore Chapel’s choirs presented Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and Gabriel Fauré’s ‘Requiem‘ with a chamber orchestra of musicians from the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

She was an Alli Awards nominee for 2012 (Hampton Roads Cultural Alliance).

In May of 2013 she was awarded the Joel S. Lewis Faculty Award for Excellence in Student Mentoring in the College of Arts and Letters.

In Spring 2016 she received the ‘You Make a Difference’ award for hard work, dedication and excellence from Student Engagement and Enrollment, a distinction for which she was nominated by a student.

Agnes Mobley-Wynne Artistic Director

Agnes Mobley-Wynne
Artistic Director

Agnes Fuller Mobley-Wynne, Senior Lecturer in Voice at Old Dominion University, has been a full-time member of the music faculty since 1991. She has also served on the voice faculties of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Community Music School, Christopher Newport University and the Governor’s School for the Arts. She maintains a studio for private vocal instruction.

She has performed as soprano soloist with Schola Cantorum, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Cantata Chorus, Norfolk Chamber Consort, Virginia Opera, TodiMusicFest and the Continental Army Band.

Solo performances abroad include:

  • Innsbruck International Choral Festival and Gmunden Summer Music Invitational Program in Austria
  • Great St. Mary’s Church in Cambridge and at Guilford and Salisbury Cathedrals, UK.
  • Recitalist, presenting the song cycle Ventriloquist Acts of God, written for her by Adolphus Hailstork for the VCCA International Artists’ Symposium by invitation of the poet, Ellen Wise; Auvillar, France.

Professor Mobley-Wynne earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in music, awarded magna cum laude, from Westhampton College of the University of Richmond, Virginia in 1973. She received her Master of Music degree in vocal performance from the University of Maryland in College Park in 1978. She was awarded two Citation Medallions and a Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Civilian Service from the U.S. Continental Army for her contributions to several concerts and two recordings with the Continental Army Band.

She is a current member and former board member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Cantabile, and Schola Cantorum of Virginia. She has served on the Boards of Norfolk Chamber Consort and the Cantata Chorus. Her singing students have been State and Regional winners of the annual National Teachers of Singing Student Competitions, the Leontyne Price Vocal Arts Competition and have been chosen by audition to participate in summer programs at Seagle Music Colony in New York, Opera Festiva di Roma and the Amalfi Festival in Italy and Opera Academy of California.

Professor Mobley-Wynne continues her performing career as an active soloist and recitalist and begins her seventh season this fall, 2016, as Artistic Director of Schola Cantorum of Virginia. Schola’s mission includes vocal instruction for its members as well as education for the public and extensive collaboration with other ensembles such as the Tidewater Guitar Orchestra, Old Dominion University Percussion Ensemble, Old Dominion University Concert Choir, classical guitarist Anibal Acosta, Virginia Children’s Chorus, Leigheas Celtic instrumental ensemble, Hampton Symphony Orchestra and First Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir, Hampton, VA.

The upcoming winter concert series in late January will feature a musical world tour. The spring series will present songs honoring all branches of the military. In the summer of 2011 Schola released its first live CD:  Union and Liberty, commemorating the 150th anniversary of the War Between the States and in the fall of 2015 Schola joined the ODU University Concert Choir in the world premiere of Ad Sum, a new composition for chorus by Dr. Richard Moriarty. Schola Cantorum sustains membership in Chorus America.

Teaching responsibilities at Old Dominion University include foreign language diction (MUSC 345/346) and vocal technique and repertoire (MUSA 141/51-442/452). She also serves the university as Chief Departmental Advisor for the music department, as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Committee for the College of Arts and Letters, and as one of the faculty advisors for Sigma Alpha Iota music sorority, Gamma Zeta Chapter. When called upon she also serves as a panelist for the Student Conduct Committee. Along with other members of the vocal faculty she performs regularly for ODU’s Commencement Exercises.

Professor Mobley-Wynne was appointed Choir Director at Eastern Shore Chapel Episcopal Church in Virginia Beach in the fall of 2012, a position she held until May 2014.  Under her direction Eastern Shore Chapel’s choirs presented Benjamin Britten’s Ceremony of Carols and Gabriel Fauré’s ‘Requiem‘ with a chamber orchestra of musicians from the Virginia Symphony Orchestra.

She was an Alli Awards nominee for 2012 (Hampton Roads Cultural Alliance).

In May of 2013 she was awarded the Joel S. Lewis Faculty Award for Excellence in Student Mentoring in the College of Arts and Letters.

In Spring 2016 she received the ‘You Make a Difference’ award for hard work, dedication and excellence from Student Engagement and Enrollment, a distinction for which she was nominated by a student.

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