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David N. Fryling

Professor of Music


Degrees

PHD, 2002, University Michigan; MM, 1998, University Michigan; BM, 1996, Susquehanna Univ


Bio

Dr. David Fryling is director of choral activities at Hofstra University, where he conducts both the select Hofstra Chorale and Hofstra Chamber Choir and teaches beginning and advanced studies in choral conducting, as well as graduate-level studies in choral conducting and choral literature. In addition, he is as an adjunct professor for the Hofstra School of Education, and has served as music director and conductor of the Hofstra Opera Theater. In fall 2014 David was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame as the “Educator of Note” in recognition of his years of leadership in the Long Island music education community, and in the spring of 2017 David was named the winner of the American Prize in Conducting in two categories: community chorus and college & university.

An energetic and engaging conductor, clinician, and adjudicator of professional, community, and high school choirs, David’s recent invitations include various all-state and regional honor choirs, master classes, workshops, and adjudications throughout New York and in New Jersey, Vermont, Connecticut (New England Music Festival), Rhode Island , Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Illinois, Mississippi, Michigan, Tennessee, Louisiana, Texas, Utah, and Alaska. 

In fall 2013 David founded the eVoco Voice Collective, a nonprofit organization of singers of the highest musical, technical, and expressive abilities, who together believe in the transformative and educational power of music. eVoco’s current projects include the Mixed Ensemble, the Women’s Ensemble, the Open Door Ensemble, the High School Invited Voices, as well as an annual voice recital featuring the eVoco Young Vocal Artist Award winners. Teachers and students of music, especially, are encouraged to “sit in” throughout all rehearsal processes in the hope that the ensemble’s weekly work together will serve as a continual learning space for students, educators, and music enthusiasts alike.

From 2007 to 2013, David served as coordinator of the Vocal Artists program at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan, where he was conductor and music director of the World Youth Honors Choir and Festival Choir & Orchestra. From 2013-2016 David served as a guest artist on the conducting faculty of the New York State Summer School of the Arts (NYSSSA) School of Choral Studies in Fredonia, NY. In the summer of 2018 he joined the Sitka (AK) Arts Camp faculty.

Before his appointment at Hofstra, David served as music director and conductor of the University of Michigan Arts Chorale and assistant conductor of the Michigan Chamber Singers, University Choir, and the internationally acclaimed Michigan Men’s Glee Club. While in Ann Arbor, he was also the music director and conductor of the Michigan Youth Women’s Chorus, a year-round all-state honors choir composed of select high school sopranos and altos from across Michigan.

In addition to his professional teaching and conducting responsibilities, David has served the American Choral Directors Association for many years, and is a Past President of the Eastern Region.

For a complete list of Conducting Activities, Workshops, and Clinics, visit www.DavidFryling.org


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
CT 179 STUDENT TEACHING (UG) Undergraduate
MUS 020 (CP) ENSEMBLE Undergraduate
MUS 025 (CP) HOFSTRA UNIV CHORALE Undergraduate
MUS 108 CHORAL CONDUCTING Undergraduate
MUS 151 SPEC STUDIES-MUSIC 1 Undergraduate
MUS 152 SPEC STUDIES-MUSIC 2 Undergraduate
MUS 251 ADV SPEC ST-MUSIC Graduate
MUS 252 ADV SPEC ST-MUSIC Graduate
MUS 273M CHORAL CONDUCTING Graduate
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