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In the Fall of 1995, Milton Pullen assumed the position of Professor of Music and Director of Choirs at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. He was born and reared in Texas, earning his music degrees in voice and conducting from Texas A&M University, Kingsville, and the University of Houston. Before coming to Pepperdine, Professor Pullen directed award winning high school programs in Texas for 24 years, teaching for the majority of those years in the Clear Creek Independent School District near the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston. For six years he was a member of the music faculty at Abilene Christian University serving as an Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities. His choral groups have performed for three Texas Music Educators Conventions, the 1995 National Convention of the American Choral Directors. Under Pullen’s direction the Pepperdine University Concert Choir sang for the California Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention in the Spring of 2005. Pullen is also a former State Vocal Chairman (1977 – 1979) and Past-President (1979 – 1980) of the Texas Music Educators Association. In 1993, Pullen was awarded the coveted Denius Award of Texas in honor of his excellence in UIL Activities via choral music, an award presented to only ten teachers a year. In 1994 Pullen was one of four “teacher of the year” finalists in the Clear Creek I.S.D. This year, 2005-2006, Pepperdine University awarded Pullen the Howard A. White Excellence in Teaching Award.