DAVID MORROW, DMA
- Chair, Music Department
Dr. David E. Morrow is a long-time faculty member at Morehouse College is the Music Department chair.
He is a native of Rochester, NY, and a graduate of Morehouse College with degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. He Morrow conducts the renowned Morehouse College Glee Club, which has achieved domestic and world-wide acclaim. He is a sought-after choral clinician and lecturer, who serves on the board of directors of both the Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses, Inc. and Chorus America, Inc., and serves on the Georgia Council for the Arts. His compositions and arrangements are published with Alfred Music Publishers, Oxford Music and GIA music publishers.
Dr. Morrow’s conducting honors include, conducting the Morehouse College Glee Club for the 1991 Kennedy Center Honors as part of the tribute to Robert Shaw, Conductor Laureate, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, conducting soprano Jessye Norman and the Spelman-Morehouse Chorus at Atlanta’s Symphony Hall celebrating the 1994 Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday, conducting the combined choruses of the Atlanta University Center and Natalie Cole singing the National Anthem for Super Bowl XXVIII, conducting the Morehouse College Glee Club for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games. In addition to numerous performances with the Glee Club in the United States including its centennial celebrations, international performances with the Glee Club include tours of Poland, Bermuda, the Bahamas, South Africa, Canada and Puerto Rico.
In 2002, Dr. Morrow was guest conductor for Centro Ecuatoriano Norteamericano’s first Festival of Spirituals in Guayaquil, Ecuador, was the conductor of the 2009 “105 Voices” HBCU Concert Choir at the Kennedy Center and a recurring conductor on the masterworks series for the Colour of Music Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. In addition, he has conducted honors choruses across the country, lectured or conducted workshops in public schools, colleges and universities, including the Detroit Public Schools, University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Cornell University, University of Cincinnati, Westminster Choir College and Rutgers University. His choral arrangements of spirituals and other African American folk music have been published by Alfred Music Publishers, Hal Leonard Music, and Oxford University Press, and GIA Music Publishers.
Dr. Morrow is a member of Metropolitan Atlanta Musicians Association, past president of The National Association of Negro Musicians, serves on the Board of Directors of the Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses, Inc. and is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, Chorus America, the Georgia Music Educators Association, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, is a “Friiend of the Arts” member of Sigma Alpha Iota and is a member of the Georgia Council for the Arts.
Ray Charles Performing Arts Center, Aretha Robinson Hall, Room 128
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
2:00 pm.-4:00 p.m.
- Oregon Artswatch, April 14, 2022: That note in music heard not with the ears: Dr. David Morrow visits Oregon
- U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria, June 3, 2022: U.S. Mission Supports Morehouse College Glee Club 50th Anniversary Tour of Nigeria
- Your Classical, February 8, 2016: Sing to Inspire: History of the Morehouse College Glee Club
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra | Morehouse College Glee Club celebrates 109 years | Featuring the ASO
Africana Digital Ethnography Project
Morehouse College Glee Club performs “Wel’Ọsọ Wel’Ije” by Laz Ekwueme
Premiere of the 2018 Sub-Saharan Africa Commission sponsored by Pi Kappa Lambda.
OLPH Catholic Church VI, Lagos
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Morehouse College Glee Club’s first visit to Nigeria in 1972. Morehouse College Glee Club will offer a Concert with the Lagos City Chorale and Lagos State University to celebrate 50 years of collaboration and exchange. Enjoy American Spirituals and Nigerian Classics sung by a mass choir of US and Nigerian choristers.