David Schildkret

Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405
Faculty Affiliate
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
0405
Instructor
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

  • D.Mus. Choral Conducting, Indiana University 1985
  • M.M. Choral Conducting, Indiana University 1980
  • B.A. Music, Rutgers University 1978

 

Research Interests

Choral Music

Music of the Eighteenth Century

Performance Practice

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

Poetry and literature

Courses

Spring 2022
Course Number Course Title
MUP 450 Choral Union
MUP 455 Arizona Statesmen
MUP 459 Barrett Choir
MUP 499 Individualized Instruction
MUP 527 Studio Instruction
MUP 550 Choral Union
MUP 554 Repertoire Score Study
MUP 555 Arizona Statesmen
MUP 590 Reading and Conference
MUP 591 Seminar
MUP 596 Solo Performance
MUP 727 Studio Instruction
MUP 790 Reading and Conference
MUP 796 Solo Performance
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
MUP 443 Choral Ensembles
MUP 450 Choral Union
MUP 459 Barrett Choir
MUP 499 Individualized Instruction
MUP 527 Studio Instruction
MUP 543 Choral Ensembles
MUP 550 Choral Union
MUP 590 Reading and Conference
MUP 591 Seminar
MUP 596 Solo Performance
MUP 727 Studio Instruction
MUP 790 Reading and Conference
MUP 796 Solo Performance
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
MUS 231 Laughing to Music
MUP 443 Choral Ensembles
MUP 450 Choral Union
MUP 459 Barrett Choir
MUP 527 Studio Instruction
MUP 543 Choral Ensembles
MUP 550 Choral Union
MUP 590 Reading and Conference
MUP 591 Seminar
MUP 727 Studio Instruction
MUP 790 Reading and Conference
MUP 796 Solo Performance
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
MUP 443 Choral Ensembles
MUP 450 Choral Union
MUP 459 Barrett Choir
MUP 499 Individualized Instruction
MUP 527 Studio Instruction
MUP 543 Choral Ensembles
MUP 550 Choral Union
MUP 554 Repertoire Score Study
MUP 590 Reading and Conference
MUP 591 Seminar
MUP 596 Solo Performance
MUP 727 Studio Instruction
MUP 790 Reading and Conference
MUP 796 Solo Performance
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
MUS 231 Laughing to Music
MUP 443 Choral Ensembles
MUP 450 Choral Union
MUP 459 Barrett Choir
MUP 527 Studio Instruction
MUP 543 Choral Ensembles
MUP 550 Choral Union
MUP 590 Reading and Conference
MUP 591 Seminar
MUP 727 Studio Instruction
MUP 790 Reading and Conference
MUP 796 Solo Performance
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
MUP 443 Choral Ensembles
MUP 450 Choral Union
MUP 459 Barrett Choir
MUP 499 Individualized Instruction
MUP 527 Studio Instruction
MUP 543 Choral Ensembles
MUP 550 Choral Union
MUP 590 Reading and Conference
MUP 591 Seminar
MUP 596 Solo Performance
MUP 727 Studio Instruction
MUP 790 Reading and Conference
MUP 796 Solo Performance
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
MUS 231 Laughing to Music
HON 394 Special Topics
MUS 394 Special Topics
MUP 443 Choral Ensembles
MUP 450 Choral Union
MUP 459 Barrett Choir
MUP 527 Studio Instruction
MUP 543 Choral Ensembles
MUP 550 Choral Union
MUP 590 Reading and Conference
MUP 591 Seminar
MUP 727 Studio Instruction
MUP 790 Reading and Conference
MUP 796 Solo Performance
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
MUP 443 Choral Ensembles
MUP 450 Choral Union
MUP 459 Barrett Choir
MUP 499 Individualized Instruction
MUP 527 Studio Instruction
MUP 543 Choral Ensembles
MUP 550 Choral Union
MUP 554 Repertoire Score Study
MUP 590 Reading and Conference
MUP 596 Solo Performance
MUP 727 Studio Instruction
MUP 790 Reading and Conference
MUP 796 Solo Performance
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
MUS 231 Laughing to Music
MUP 443 Choral Ensembles
MUP 450 Choral Union
MUP 459 Barrett Choir
MUP 527 Studio Instruction
MUP 543 Choral Ensembles
MUP 550 Choral Union
MUP 590 Reading and Conference
MUP 591 Seminar
MUP 727 Studio Instruction
MUP 790 Reading and Conference
MUP 796 Solo Performance