Dr. Donald Bailey is Director of Choral Activities and the Mary Gibbs Jones Professor of Music at Baylor University where he conducts the A Cappella Choir, Chamber Singers, and teaches choral conducting. His choirs have appeared with the Rochester (NY) Philharmonic Orchestra, the Buffalo (NY) Philharmonic, the Phoenix (AZ) Symphony Orchestra, the El Paso (TX) Symphony Orchestra, the Lubbock (TX) Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestra of Santa Fe (NY). His choirs have sung three times for the American Choral Directors Association National Convention as well as for the Texas Music Educators Association, the New York State School Music Association, the Arizona Music Educators Association, and the Music Educators National Conference.
Prior to coming to Baylor University in 1993, he held similar positions at Arizona State University, Texas Tech University, Houghton College, and Eastern New Mexico University. He received his Bachelor of Music Education summa cum laude and Master of Arts in Vocal Performance degrees from Eastern New Mexico University and his Doctor of Arts is Conducting from the University of Northern Colorado.
Particularly active as a guest conductor and clinician, he has conducted over three hundred and fifty clinics in the last ten years. He frequently appears as an All-State Clinician having most recently conducted All-State Choirs in Alabama, Colorado, New Mexico, New York, Tennessee, and Texas. He has appeared as a guest conductor at both Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center.