Born and raised in Auburn, AL, Farlanda Buchannon found his love for the arts through vast choral experiences and the harmonious melodies of Southern gospel music in church. Growing up, he had exposure to various performance venues, most notably the Grand Ole Opry, as a singer/dancer in his high school show choir, Auburn Varsity Singers. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in Voice. Farlanda has traveled throughout the southern United States and beyond as a choreographer and vocal coach for several middle and high school show choirs, who have received many accolades of “Best Choreography” & “Best Visuals.”
In addition to his freelance work, Farlanda serves as a conductor and resident choreographer for Uniting Voices Chicago ( formerly Chicago Children’s Choir) helping inspire and change the lives of youth from diverse backgrounds to become global leaders through music. He believes that teaching students from different racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds through diverse choral literature builds community and facilitates creativity.
Outside of Uniting Voices Chicago, Farlanda enjoys traveling and meeting new creatives. He is thrilled at every opportunity to empower students through the fine arts, and is so thankful for all the directors, students, parents, administrators, and communities that support them!