Dr. David Dickau is a choral conductor and composer residing in Mankato, Minnesota where he is Director of Choral Activities at Minnesota State University, Mankato. As a part of his duties, Dr. Dickau conducts the Concert Choir and teaches conducting and composition. Dr. Dickau holds advanced degrees in Choral Music from Northwestern University (Evanston IL) and the University of Southern California (Los Angeles CA) where he studied with Morten Lauridsen and Rodney Eichenberger. He has taught choral music on both the high school and college levels and has conducted community and church choirs. He also served as music director of Magnum Chorum, a Twin Cities-based St. Olaf alumni choir for thirteen years.
Dr. Dickau has filled over fifty commissions for choral festivals, churches, and schools. Commissions have included Dresden Canticles, composed in honor of the rebuilding of the Frauenkirche in Dresden, Germany, View from the Air commissioned by the Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh Foundation in honor of the seventieth anniversary of Charles Lindberghís historic trans-Atlantic flight.