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David N. Fryling

Professor of Music


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


An engaging and energetic conductor, clinician, and adjudicator of professional, community, and public school choirs, Dr. David Fryling's recent engagements include numerous guest conducting invitations, master classes, clinics and choral workshops throughout New York, as well as in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Michigan, Louisiana, Texas, Utah and Alaska.

Since the fall of 2001 David has held the position of 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 workshops in choral conducting and choral literature. In addition, he serves as an adjunct professor for the Hofstra School of Education, where he supervises choral music education student teachers during their field placements.

In the fall of 2013, David founded eVoco Voice Collective, a highly skilled chamber choir comprising choral conductors, teachers, and other young professionals from across Long Island. The musicians of the group together aspire to be passionate advocates for excellence in the choral art by presenting inspirational performances of the highest caliber, inviting their audiences to join them in community singing events, and opening their entire rehearsal process to individuals and educational institutions throughout their community.

From 2007-2013 David was vocal area coordinator at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan, serving as conductor and music director of the World Youth Honors Choir, as well as the Festival Choir & Orchestra. Major works conducted over his tenure include Brahms’ Nänie, Pärt’s Credo, Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, Orff's Carmina Burana, Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem, Durufle's Requiem, Poulenc's Gloria, and Mozart's Coronation Mass in C. His ties to Michigan go back to his Doctoral studies at the University of Michigan, where he was the director of the University Arts Chorale and assistant conductor of the Michigan Chamber Singers, University Choir, and 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, Dr. Fryling has served the American Choral Directors Association for many years, as a Repertoire & Standards chair, as a member of conference planning boards at both the state and divisional levels, and currently as president-elect for the Eastern Division. In his free time he enjoys freelancing as a professional choral tenor in the greater New York metropolitan area.

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


  • Doctorate of Musical Arts, Conducting (Choral Emphasis)
    -University of Michigan
  • Master of Music in Conducting (Choral Emphasis)
    -University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Vocal Emphasis)
    -Susquehanna University

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
CT 179 STUDENT TEACHING (UG) Undergraduate
MUS 020 (CP) ENSEMBLE Undergraduate
MUS 151 SPEC STUDIES-MUSIC 1 Undergraduate
MUS 152 SPEC STUDIES-MUSIC 2 Undergraduate
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