Mr. David A. Richardson (Director of Choral Activities)

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Mr. David A. Richardson (Director of Choral Activities)

David A. Richardson is currently in his 10th year in Dorchester School District Two and 2nd year as Director of Choral Activities at Summerville High School. He taught in the Berkeley County School District as a band director prior to his tenure in DD2. Before coming to Summerville High School, he was Director of Choral Activities at Rollings Middle School of the Arts and Fort Dorchester High School. His choirs at both Rollings and Fort Dorchester earned consistent superior ratings at festivals and adjudicated events.

Mr. Richardson has led choral tours in Florida, Georgia, Myrtle Beach and New York City. In addition to teaching, he also serves as Director of Music and Worship at Christ Community Lutheran of North Charleston, where he is organist and choir director.

As a community music advocate, he served as music director and resident conductor of the Charleston Gospel Choir and Spiritual Ensemble for 5 seasons where he lead performances honoring the Spiritual, Black Gospel Music and other sacred works with orchestra.

As choral clinician, he has conducted numerous county choirs at all levels in the Carolinas including :Lancaster High School All-County Chorus,Horry All-County Chorus, Richland One Honor Choir, Berkeley All-County Middle School Chorus, Beaufort All-County Middle School Chorus, Lancaster Elementary All-County Chorus and The Oconee County Elementary Chorus.

Mr. Richardson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education with a major in Voice from Charleston Southern University and the Master of Music degree with a concentration in Choral Music Education from Kent State University. Recent awards include: Charleston Southern University Alumni of the Year, South Carolina Music Educators Association Young Music Educator of the Year, and 2016 Dorchester School District Two Honor Teacher of the Year.