Dr. David Dickau is a choral conductor and composer residing in Mankato, Minnesota where he is Director of Choral Activities at Minnesota State University, Mankato. As a part of his duties, Dr. Dickau conducts the Concert Choir and teaches conducting and composition. Dr. Dickau holds advanced degrees in Choral Music from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) and the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA.) He has taught choral music on both the high school and college levels and has conducted community and church choirs. He also serves as music director of Magnum Chorum, a Twin Cities-based St. Olaf alumni choir.
David has been an active member of the American Choral Director’s Association, having served as a national Repertoire and Standards Chair from 1987-1991. He has served as a clinician ACDA national and regional conventions and has conducted several regional festivals. He recently completed a term as President of ACDA of Minnesota. Dr. Dickau has performed at four national ACDA conventions. His choirs most recently performed at a regional convention at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis and a national convention at Orchestra Hall in Chicago.
Dr. Dickau has filled commissions for choral festivals, churches, and schools. He has also published two booklets on choral music.