University of Arizona
College of Fine Arts - School of Music

Choral Studies

Distinguished Speakers Series

David Morrow

African American Spiritual: From the Folk Tradition to the Arranged Spiritual

Dr. David Morrow, a native of Rochester, NY, was valedictorian of his Morehouse College class, holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music.  He is a long-time faculty member at Morehouse College since 1981 and is currently the Academic Program Director for Music and Theater and Performance majors. He conducts the renowned Morehouse College Glee Club to domestic and world-wide acclaim; most recently in Honduras and Algeria. He also conducts the Wendell P. Whalum Community Chorus and Co-Directs the Morehouse-Spelman Chorus. 

His conducting honors include performances in such widely varying venues as Atlanta’s Symphony Hall with, soprano, Jessye Norman, the national anthem of Superbowl XXVIII with Natalie Cole, the opening and closing ceremonies of the 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games, on the masterworks series for the Colour of Music Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. With the Morehouse College Glee Club he has conducted at Carnegie Hall, with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, the Georgia Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. 

He is a sought-after choral clinician and lecturer, who serves on the Board of Directors of both the Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses, Inc. and Chorus America, Inc., and serves on the Georgia Council for the Arts. He holds membership in the Metropolitan Atlanta Musicians Association, The National Association of Negro Musicians, Inc., the American Choral Directors Association, the Georgia Music Educators Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and is a “Friend of the Arts” member of Sigma Alpha Iota. His compositions and arrangements are published with Alfred Music Publishers, Oxford Music and GIA music publishers.


Who’ll Join? Arranged by David Morrow 
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