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DELAWARE CHORAL SCHOLARS: Artistry. Excellence. Community.

DELAWARE CHORAL SCHOLARS represents the community of choral artistry that has grown out of a sustained tradition of musical excellence in ensemble singing at the University of Delaware. With several curricular choirs at its core, the values of artistry, excellence, and community also serve as the foundation for numerous other projects. These include the community-based Schola Cantorum and Symphonic Choir, extensive residential summer programs in Europe for singers and conductors, and most recently, international exchange programs that bring renowned conductors and composers to Delaware while providing opportunities for students, alumni, and friends to travel the globe to participate in cultural exchange programs and competitive events.

Dr. Paul D. Head

Director of Choral Studies

Paul D. Head serves as the Director of Choral Studies at the University of Delaware and is the founder and director of the Delaware Choral Scholars. He has conducted honor choirs and clinics throughout Europe, Asia and 29 of the 50 United States and is frequently sought out to adjudicate festivals and competitions throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. Choirs under his direction have won second and third place awards in Spain, Hungary, and Germany in addition to divisional first place at the Llangollen Eisteddfod and the Grand Prix at the Estonia International Choral Competition.

He is a published author and editor with GIA and Oxford University Press and has led nearly two dozen international choral endeavors since he began teaching high school in 1987. He resides with his wife of 39 years in southeastern Pennsylvania, is the father of three grown children, and takes pride in his role of faithful walking companion to Charley the Dog.

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