Location: Montana, USA
Dr. David Edmonds is Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at the University of Montana where he directs the Chamber Chorale, University Choir and Women’s Chorus and teaches Choral Conducting and Secondary Choral Methods. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Texas, and a Master of Music degree from Westminster Choir College. Primary conducting studies have included work with Jerry McCoy, Richard Sparks, Joe Miller, James Jordan and Z. Randall Stroope.
Prior to his appointment at the University of Montana, Dr. Edmonds served as conductor of the University of North Texas Men’s Chorus and as Graduate Assistant Conductor of the Westminster Choir of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. In this capacity he prepared the chorus for their 2010 Spoleto Festival USA performance of Mozart’s Coronation Mass in C major and Brahms’ Schicksalslied under the direction of Joseph Flummerfelt. Before pursuing his master’s degree, Edmonds was a successful high school choral teacher in Iowa and Texas.
As a composer and arranger, Dr. Edmonds’ choral works have been commissioned and recorded by schools and churches in the United States and Canada. His publishers include Alliance Music Publications, Colla Voce, and MorningStar Music Publishers. Dr. Edmonds lives in Missoula, Montana with his wife Aubrey and daughter Madeleine.