David Carroll

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David Carroll leads the Rebel Voices Chorus of Glade Spring, VA, consisting of mixed choirs from grades 7 to 12 at Glade Spring Middle School and Patrick Henry High School. He also teaches 6th grade students the basics of musical literacy in a six-week exploratory course. In fall 2016 he is blessed to begin directing the choir at Emory United Methodist Church on the campus of Emory & Henry College.

A late-blooming choral director, Mr. Carroll spent twelve years working in the corporate software industry while maintaining a healthy amateur choral performance life. Most notably he was a member from 2003-2009 of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Chorus under the direction of Norman Mackenzie. During his time with them the ASOC appeared at Carnegie Hall, were guests of the Berlin Philharmonic, and sang in the headlining performance of “A Sea Symphony” for the 2007 National ACDA conference. With the ASO and choruses, he appeared on recordings for Telarc and Deutsche Grammophon.

Mr. Carroll made his career switch by returning to undergraduate study with Drs. Sarah Parks, Blake Henson, and Michael Rosewall at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. He completed his music teaching certification there in 2012 before moving to southwest Virginia. His original degree is a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Kenyon College, where he had an idyllic liberal arts choir experience under the direction of Dr. Benjamin Locke.

Mr. Carroll is a member of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), and serves as an organizer of the Highlands Honor Choir, based in Washington County. He lives in Emory, VA with his wife, Dr. Teena Carroll and their two children, Lucy and Will.

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