Assistant Professor / Director of Choral Studies
David Edmonds, D.M.A, currently serves as Director of Choral Studies at the University of New Mexico where he directs the UNM Concert Choir and University Chorus and teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting and choral repertoire. Since 2022, Dr. Edmonds has also served as Artistic Director and Conductor of the community-based choral ensemble, Dolce Canto, in Missoula, MT.
Before coming to UNM, Dr. Edmonds was Director of Choral Activities at the University of Montana for six years where he led the UM Chamber Chorale to their first-ever invitations to perform for both the NAfME NW and NWACDA Conferences. An advocate for students and pre-service teachers, Edmonds just completed a six-year appointment as ACDA National Repertoire & Resources Chair for Student Activities, working on the R&R team to create programming and initiatives supporting the ACDA national student membership.
Dr. Edmonds obtained advanced degrees with highest honors in conducting from the University of North Texas (D.M.A., ’12) and Westminster Choir College (M.M., ’10) after teaching high school choral music for six years in Iowa and Texas. His original compositions and arrangements are published by Alliance, Colla Voce, and MorningStar Music Publishers. He lives in New Mexico with his incredible wife and their two (often) well-behaved daughters.