University of Arizona
College of Fine Arts - School of Music

Choral Studies

Distinguished Speakers Series – Students and Alumni/ae

Angelica Dunsavage

Comparing Creations: Oratorios by Franz Josef Haydn and Stacey Garrop

Dr. Angelica Dunsavage [she/they] serves as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Tennessee State University, where she conducts the TSU University Choir and the Meistersingers and teaches courses in conducting and music education. Prior to her appointment at TSU, Angelica taught music education and choral/vocal classes at Washington State University. She received her DMA in Choral Conducting and Music Education from University of Arizona, her MM in Choral Conducting from Bowling Green State University, and her BS in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Angelica serves as Chief Editor of Publications for the National Collegiate Choral Organization, and has previously served as editor for state and regional journals. Her writing has appeared in the Choral Journal and the Choral Scholar. She has presented posters and interest sessions for NCCO, ACDA, NAfME and College Music Society conferences, and regularly serves as a clinician for area schools. Angelica’s primary research interests are the application of Alexander Technique to choral and conducting pedagogy, the decolonization of scholarship, and secular music of the German Baroque.

Angelica has served in church, community, and public-school teaching positions in the Arizona, Ohio and Pennsylvania areas, and remains in demand as a clinician, vocal teacher, professional chorister, and mezzo-soprano soloist.