Donald McCullough

Antiwar songs by Donald McCullough

Donald McCullough, music director of the Master Chorale of Washington and the Master Chorale ‎Chamber Singers, came to Washington in 1996 from Norfolk, Virginia, where he founded the ‎highly acclaimed McCullough Chorale, Virginia’s only fully professional choral ensemble, in 1984 ‎and the Virginia Symphony Chorus in 1990. He is an active arranger and composer with a number ‎of published titles to his credit, including Holocaust Cantata—which had its world premiere at the ‎Kennedy Center—and several other titles on this CD. Mr. McCullough is a member of the board of ‎directors of Chorus America, the national service organization for choral groups in the United ‎States and Canada. With a strong commitment to music education in public schools, he has been the ‎guest conductor of numerous state and regional choral festivals for young singers. In 1997 Mr. ‎McCullough initiated the All City Honors Chorus in partnership with the District of Columbia ‎Public Schools, the Kennedy Center, and the Master Chorale of Washington. Mr. McCullough ‎holds bachelor’s degrees in organ and vocal performance from Stetson University and master’s ‎degrees in sacred music and vocal performance from Southern Methodist University. He studied ‎conducting with Robert Page and music composition with Adolphus Hailstork and Alice Parker.‎