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David Schildkret

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Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
Biography

David Schildkret joined the ASU faculty in 2002. He holds the Doctor of Music and the Master of Music degrees in Choral Conducting from Indiana University School of Music, where his primary teachers were Robert Porco and George Buelow. He earned the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from Rutgers University, where he studied with David Drinkwater and F. Austin Walter.

Schildkret conducts the ASU Choral Union, Chamber Singers, and Barrett Choir, which he founded in 2011. He teaches classes in conducting, score study, and a General Studies course on music and humor.

In addition to teaching at ASU, he is the Music Director of the Mount Desert Summer Chorale in Bar Harbor, Maine, and is Director of Music at Scottsdale United Methodist Church.

As a member of the Fulbright Senior Fellows Roster, he has traveled twice to Venezuela, where he has conducted the State Orchestra of Merida, numerous choirs, and was stage director and conductor for a bilingual production of "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown," the first time this musical was presented in Venezuela.

Prior to coming to Arizona State University, Schildkret taught at the University of Rochester, Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, and Salem College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he was dean of the School of Music. He returned to Salem as a visiting scholar during his sabbatical year in 2009–10.

His articles have appeared in the newsletters of the Mozart Society of America and the Society for Seventeenth-Century Music, in the Choral Journal, Bach, Eighteenth-Century Life, and the NATS Bulletin. He has published reviews in the American Choral Review and has written liner notes for numerous recordings.

Education

BA, music, Rutgers University, 1978

MM, choral conducting, Indiana University, 1980

DMus, choral conducting, Indiana University, 1985

Research Interests

Choral Music

Music of the Eighteenth Century

Performance Practice

Relationships between the arts, especially literature, painting, and music

Poetry and literature

Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MUS 231Laughing to Music
MUP 443Choral Ensembles
MUP 450Choral Union
MUP 459Barrett Choir
MUP 527Studio Instruction
MUP 543Choral Ensembles
MUP 550Choral Union
MUP 590Reading and Conference
MUP 591Seminar
MUP 727Studio Instruction
MUP 790Reading and Conference
MUP 796Solo Performance
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MUP 443Choral Ensembles
MUP 450Choral Union
MUP 459Barrett Choir
MUP 499Individualized Instruction
MUP 527Studio Instruction
MUP 543Choral Ensembles
MUP 550Choral Union
MUP 590Reading and Conference
MUP 596Solo Performance
MUP 727Studio Instruction
MUP 790Reading and Conference
MUP 796Solo Performance
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MUS 231Laughing to Music
MUP 443Choral Ensembles
MUP 450Choral Union
MUP 459Barrett Choir
MUP 527Studio Instruction
MUP 543Choral Ensembles
MUP 550Choral Union
MUP 590Reading and Conference
MUP 591Seminar
MUP 727Studio Instruction
MUP 790Reading and Conference
MUP 796Solo Performance
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MUP 443Choral Ensembles
MUP 450Choral Union
MUP 459Barrett Choir
MUP 499Individualized Instruction
MUP 527Studio Instruction
MUP 543Choral Ensembles
MUP 550Choral Union
MUP 554Repertoire Score Study
MUP 590Reading and Conference
MUP 596Solo Performance
MUP 727Studio Instruction
MUP 790Reading and Conference
MUP 796Solo Performance
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MUS 231Laughing to Music
MUP 443Choral Ensembles
MUP 450Choral Union
MUP 459Barrett Choir
MUP 527Studio Instruction
MUP 543Choral Ensembles
MUP 550Choral Union
MUP 590Reading and Conference
MUP 591Seminar
MUP 727Studio Instruction
MUP 790Reading and Conference
MUP 796Solo Performance
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 598Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 394Special Topics
MUS 394Special Topics
MUP 442Instrumental Ensembles
MUP 443Choral Ensembles
MUP 450Choral Union
MUP 494Special Topics
MUP 499Individualized Instruction
MUP 527Studio Instruction
MUP 542Instrumental Ensembles
MUP 543Choral Ensembles
MUP 550Choral Union
MUE 570Choral Literature for Schools
MUP 590Reading and Conference
MUP 591Seminar
MUP 727Studio Instruction
MUP 790Reading and Conference
MUP 796Solo Performance
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MUS 231Laughing to Music
MUP 450Choral Union
MUP 494Special Topics
MUP 495Performance
MUP 496Performance
MUP 499Individualized Instruction
MUP 527Studio Instruction
MUP 543Choral Ensembles
MUP 550Choral Union
MUP 590Reading and Conference
MUP 596Solo Performance
MUP 597Solo Performance
MUP 727Studio Instruction
MUP 790Reading and Conference
MUP 796Solo Performance
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MUP 443Choral Ensembles
MUP 450Choral Union
MUP 494Special Topics
MUP 499Individualized Instruction
MUP 527Studio Instruction
MUP 543Choral Ensembles
MUP 550Choral Union
MUP 554Repertoire Score Study
MUE 568Choral Music/Ad Rehearsal Tech
MUP 590Reading and Conference
MUP 727Studio Instruction
MUP 790Reading and Conference
MUP 796Solo Performance
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MUS 231Laughing to Music
MUP 339Choral Conducting
HON 394Special Topics
MUP 443Choral Ensembles
MUP 450Choral Union
MUP 494Special Topics
MUP 527Studio Instruction
MUP 543Choral Ensembles
MUP 550Choral Union
MUP 727Studio Instruction
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MUE 480Choral Methods
SOS 492Honors Directed Study
MUP 494Special Topics
MUP 527Studio Instruction
MUP 727Studio Instruction