McConnell, David A.

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Adjunct Instructor, Music

Dr. David A. McConnell founded Vox Philia in 2012 as an inter-generational chamber choir made up of professional and gifted amateur singers.  The choir’s first three seasons focused almost exclusively on music by living composers, featuring over a dozen local and world premieres, as well as a newly commissioned Christmas carol in December 2014. The choir’s performances have garnered considerable acclaim for thematic programming and musical excellence.

In the summer of 2014, Dr. McConnell co-founded Berks Sinfonietta, a chamber orchestra that also utilizes an inter-generational approach, bringing professional Reading players together with gifted students in both high school and college. Highlights of the first season include well-regarded performances of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 6 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2, both conducted by McConnell.

Dr. McConnell teaches Introduction to Western and World Music classes at Pennsylvania State University, Berks Campus.

Beethoven's Unknown E-flat Piano Concerto: An Interview with Ronald Brautigam. The Beethoven Journal, Winter 2011

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DMA, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

MM, Temple University

BM, Westminster Choir College