Dr. David Dickau is a choral conductor and composer residing in Boise, Idaho. He retired in May 2019 from a career as Director of Choral Activities at Minnesota State University, Mankato. As a part of his duties, Dr. Dickau conducted the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers and taught conducting and composition. David was granted the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award in 2008 and in 2009 was awarded the Teacher of the Year at the university. He will receive the F. Melius Christiansen Lifetime Achievement Award from ACDA of Minnesota in November. Dr. Dickau holds advanced degrees in Choral Music from Northwestern University (Evanston, IL) and the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA.) 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.
David has been a clinician at ACDA national and regional conventions and has conducted several regional festivals. He also served as President of ACDA of Minnesota. Dr. Dickau has performed at four national ACDA conventions. He has filled over eighty commissions for choral festivals, churches, and schools.