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David N. Childs received a Bachelor's degree in composition and musicology from Canterbury University, Christchurch, New Zealand in 1990; a Master of Music degree in conducting from the Florida State University, Tallahassee in 1995; and a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from Louisiana State University in 2004. Dr. Childs was appointed Director of Choral Music at Highland Park United Methodist Church in August, 2010. Additionally he has served as tenured Associate Professor of Choral Studies at the Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, since 2000, and also as Minister of Music at St. Paul?s Episcopal Church in Franklin, Tennessee. Dr. Childs has conducted numerous All-State and honor choirs in Tennessee, Maryland, Virginia, Louisiana, Oregon, Texas, Kansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, New Zealand, and Japan. Future engagements include: New York City, where he will conduct his own Festival Te Deum in Carnegie Hall in 2012. This will be his third appearance in Carnegie Hall; in June 2009, he conducted a world premiere of his Requiem mass for chorus, soloists, and chamber orchestra, receiving a standing ovation. In March 2010, he conducted the world premiere of his Festival Te Deum, which was similarly received enthusiastically); North Carolina, and; South Dakota. His 80+ published compositions frequently appear at state festivals and workshops, and at ACDA state, regional, and national conventions. They are performed in many parts of the world, including Asia, Europe, the Americas and Australasia. He has received commissions from around the world, including Japan, New Zealand, and South Africa. He is the founder, and Executive and Artistic Director of Vox Humana, a Nashville-based professional choir of twenty-four voices. David is married to Lesley French Childs, Assistant Professor of Laryngology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Their first child was born in July, 2011.
For further information about Vox Humana please visit: www.voxhumanaensemble.com
Further information and recordings are available from Dr. Childs by contacting him directly at: david.n.childs@gmail.com

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