This comprehensive course includes singing, conducting, score study and preparation, and rehearsal strategies for student success using a variety of age-appropriate repertoire for beginning, intermediate and advanced levels.

Instructor: David Brunner


David L. Brunner is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at the University of Central Florida and well known for his work with singers of all ages, appearing as a popular honor choir conductor, clinician and composer in thirty-four states and internationally in Canada, the U.K, Europe, Australia and Japan, including the American Choral Directors Association, Music Educators National Conference and American Guild of Organists, the Association of British Choral Directors and the Kodaly Societies of Canada and Australia, the International Cathedral Music Festival at Salisbury and Canterbury, the International Honor Band and Choir Festival at the Hague and Brussels, and the Choral Music Experience International Institute for Choral Teacher Education in England, Scotland and Wales.  

Brunner is an imaginative composer who has received yearly ASCAP awards since 1997 and in 2000 joined a prestigious group of American composers when he was named Raymond W. Brock Commissioned Composer by the American Choral Directors Association.  The New York Times has noted him as a “prolific choral writer whose name figures prominently on national repertory lists”.  He is published by Boosey & Hawkes and Walton Music, with over one hundred compositions in print.

This season David conducts the Norman, Oklahoma All-City 5th Grade Chorus; the Oregon Music Educators Association Middle School Boys Choir; the Louisiana Music Educators/ACDA Youth Honor Chorus in New Orleans; the Osceola (FL) Elementary All-County Chorus; the New Mexico and Kansas All-State High School Mixed Choruses; the All-Virginia Middle School Chorus; and choral festivals in New York, Washington, D.C. and Orlando.   In addition he will be Composer-in-Residence at the University of Texas at San Antonio and will appear as clinician for the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio.  In Orlando he prepares singers for a performance of Vivaldi and Monteverdi with the Orlando Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra.  Two new works premiere in Florida and others in New York and Tennessee.


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