David Sawatzky



Instructor of Choral Music & Voice

B.Church Mus. Voice, Canadian Mennonite Bible College, Winnipeg, MB, 1995
B.Mus. Voice, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, 1999.
M.Mus. Choral Conducting, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, 2002.
D.M.A. Choral Conducting and Literature, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, 2012.






Teaching Fields

Choral Music
Choral Conducting


Professional Experience

2013 - Present: Providence University College, Adjunct Faculty
Present: Pembina Trails Voices, Artistic Director
2012 - 2013: Red Deer College,  Instructor in Music
2006 - 2011: Bluffton University, Assistant Professor of Music
2004 - 2006: Central Illinois Children’s Chorus, Conductor
2001 - 2004: St. David’s Welsh Male Choir, Conductor
2001 - 2004: Pro Coro Canada, Chorister
1998 - 2000: Winnipeg Singers, Chorister
1998 - 2000: North Kildonan Mennonite Church, Music Leader


Professional Associations

ACCC (Association of Canadian Choral Communities)
MCA (Manitoba Choral Association)
ACDA (American Choral Directors Association)
IFCM (International Federation for Choral Music) 



2005: Alberta Foundation for the Arts Grant
2001: Logie Drew Scholarship in Choral Conducting
2000, 2001: Beryl Barns Memorial Scholarship in Music Performance



Doctoral Dissertation:
An Analysis of Graphic Notation and is Impact on Conducting Gesture in Selected Works of R. Murray Schafer, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2012

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