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Daniel McDavitt, DMA

Assistant Professor of Music, Director of Choral Activities

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B.A., Music & Humanities, Brigham Young University, 2006
M.M., Choral Conducting, Brigham Young University, 2008
D.M.A., Choral Conducting & Literature, University of Illinois, 2011

Areas of Scholarly Expertise and Interest

Choral Music, Conducting, Choral Literature, Composition & Choral Arranging, Musicianship, Music Education 


Dr. Daniel McDavitt (b. 1979) is assistant professor of music and director of choral activities at Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, where he conducts the Goucher Chorus and Chamber Singers, and teaches courses in musicianship. Previous to this appointment, he directed choirs and taught courses in music theory, music history, musicianship, and conducting at Brigham Young University, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Knox College, and Loyola University Maryland. 

As a composer, Dr. McDavitt’s compositions and arrangements have been performed and broadcast throughout the United States. His music is published by ECS Publishing, Walton Music, and Jackman Music. He also has a number of self-published works available through his website, www.danielmcdavitt.com

Born and raised in Missouri, he holds a bachelor of arts degree in music and humanities and a master of music degree in choral conducting from Brigham Young University, and a doctor of musical arts degree in choral conducting and literature, with a minor in theory/composition, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Dr. McDavitt is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the National Collegiate Choral Organization, the College Music Society, and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

He lives in Baltimore with his wife, writer and photographer Jenika Beck McDavitt. 

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