A choral conductor and nationally known composer. He has advanced degrees in choral music from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. David composes numerous commissioned pieces each year and his compositions are widely performed throughout the United States. Major commissions have included “Dresden Canticles,” which was premiered in Leipzig, Dresden, and Prague; and “View from the Air,” composed for the Anne Morrow and Charles H. Lindbergh Foundation in commemoration of Charles Lindbergh’s historic transatlantic flight. Since 1991, David has served as Director of Choral Activities at Minnesota State University, Mankato, where he conducts the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers and teaches conducting and composition. He has led the MSU Concert Choir on several regional and international concert tours. Dr. Dickau recently received the Distinguished Faculty Scholar award from the university.
David has served as president of the ACDA of Minnesota. He served thirteen seasons as Music Director of Magnum Chorum, a chamber choir based in St. Paul, Minnesota. This ensemble appeared at ACDA regional and national conventions under his direction. They were featured on National Public Radio in the nationally syndicated program The First Art. Dr. Dickau also has appeared throughout the country as a clinician and guest conductor.