A Brief Biography of David Dickau

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David Dickau

David Dickau is a man whose true passion and love is music. Composing and Conducting music is what he truly loves. An Honored Conductor, Composer, and Clinician, He has Composed many Pieces such as the popular “If Music be the Food of Love”, “Dresden Canticles”, and “Stars I Shall Find”.

Dickau was born in 1953 and now lives in Mankato, Minnesota, serving as the Director of Choral Activities at the Minnesota State University. He began his career there in 1991 and ever since has been a valued member of their faculty. In 2008 he was awarded with the Distinguished Faculty Scholar award, And later in 2012 he was elected as ‘Teacher of the Year’ by the students attending the college. Before that he taught High School Choirs, and Conducted church choirs and a twin cities based chamber choir. He has a very good musical education with high degrees from Northwestern University, and the University of Southern California.

Dickau’s compositions appear in many different venues. He commissions in many different places, These commissions come from all sorts of foundations, Community Choruses, other colleges and universities, and have even come from the Charles A. Lindbergh foundation. He has even gone as far as Dresden, Germany to perform to support the rebuilding of Frauenkirche Church. A church which had been bombed during World War ll killing over 135,000 innocent refugees. He even came to Missoula in 2011 to perform ‘A Hope Carol’ with the Missoula Community Choir.

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