The Conductor

David Chin

Professor of Choral Activities
Location:  Cox Hall, Rm. 118
Phone:  (585) 594-6086
Fax:  (585) 594-6534


D.M.A. in Choral Conducting - Eastman School of Music (in progress)

M.M. in Choral Conducting - Eastman School of Music

B.M. in Piano Performance - Liberty University


Known for his energetic conducting and charismatic personality, David Chin has swiftly emerged as one of the rising conductors and musical leaders of his generation. He currently serves on the music faculty of Roberts Wesleyan College in New York, where he conducts the Roberts Wesleyan College Chorale and the Roberts Singers, and teaches conducting. In addition, appointments as the Music Director of the Chinese Choral Society of Rochester and guest conductor of the International Christian Choral Conductor Society, invitation to teach at the 21st World Sacred Music Conference in Auckland, New Zealand, and selection as one of the conductors to attend both the Sarteano Chamber Music Workshop in Italy and Helmuth Rilling's Masterclass in Hong Kong have solidly placed David as a leader in the next generation of globe-trotting musicians. Highlights of his 2012-2013 season include conducting performances of J.S. Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 2 in D (BWV 1068), Magnificat in D (BWV 243), Cantatas BWV 17, 45, 47, 81, 82, 117, 164, 180, and 191; Handel's Utretch Te Deum (HWV 278) and Jubilate (HWV 279); Vivaldi's Gloria (RV 589), Albinoni's Concerto Op. 7 No. 3, Handel's Messiah, Haydn's Te Deum in C, Mozart's Missa Brevis in G (KV140), Schubert's Mass No. 2 in G, Saint-Saens's Christmas Oratorio, Vaughan Williams's Fantasia on Greensleeves, and selections by Telemann, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and American composers.

Over the years, David has directed numerous choirs and orchestras, and collaborated with outstanding musicians from all around the world. An enthusiastic church musician, he has served Presbyterian, Lutheran, Methodist, Baptist, and Congregational churches in Asia and North America. David had also won awards in original compositions for chorus and orchestra, piano solo, and piano concerto. His original sacred piano arrangements have been broadcast on the International Television Program in the United States. David has been mentored by conductors William Weinert, Brad Lubman, Helmuth Rilling, Simon Carrington, and Cleusia Goncalves. His piano coaches included world-renowned pianist Daisy de Lucca Jaffe (pupil of Magda Tagliaferro, Fredriech Gulda, Richard Hauser, Guido Agosti) and David Ehrman; and his voice coaches included Raymond Gibbs (former Metropolitan Opera House tenor), Kathryn Cowdrick, and Wayne Kompelien.

David is currently a member of the renowned Christ Church Schola Cantorum in Rochester, New York. He also sings with the Voices ensemble, Eastman Chorale, and Eastman-Rochester Chorus. He was awarded the Charles W. Kennett Scholarship and the Herman Genhart Choral Conducting Scholar Award by the Eastman School of Music, and completed his Master of Music Degree in Conducting. David holds a Bachelor of Music degree (Summa Cum Laude) in Choral and Piano Performance from Liberty University and was awarded both Outstanding Music Student and Keyboard Student of the Year. David began his music education at the age of nine and successfully completed Piano Associate Diploma (ATCL) examinations of Trinity College London in 2004. Phil. 4:13

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MUS 104 Introduction to Music

MUS 112 Music History and Literature I

MUS 260  Chorale

MUS 302  Choral Conducting