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David Donelson

Contact Information:
Johnson Center 119B

Professor of Music, Director of Chorale, Chamber Choir, and Chapel Choir


Ed.D. Nova Southeastern University
M.A. Bethel Theological Seminary
B.A. Bethel University


  • Professor of Music, Crown College (MN) 1990-2008
  • Musical Director and Conductor of the Delta Choral Society, Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada) from 1988 - 1990.
  • Guest Conductor and Chorister for Salzburg Cathedral (Austria) Summer 2004.
  • Clinician and Adjudicator throughout Minnesota and Ohio.

Recent Scholarly Work

Teaching Assignments

  • Director of the Malone University Chorale, Chamber Choir, and Chapel Choir
  • Choral Conducting
  • Artistic Director, Christmas at Malone

David Donelson, Ed.D., is Professor of Music at Malone University. He conducts the University Chorale and Malone Chamber Choir. He also teaches choral conducting and the music history classes. Previously, he was Professor of Music and Music Department Chair at Crown College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, a position he held for 18 years. Dr. Donelson is a graduate of Bethel University (St. Paul, MN) and Bethel Theological Seminary where he earned a masters degree in sacred music. He earned a doctorate in higher education administration with a concentration in music education from Nova Southeastern University (Ft. Lauderdale, FL). Dr. Donelson has been active in church music ministry, directing multi-faceted music programs. From 1988 - 1990, he served as Musical Director and Conductor of the Delta Choral Society based in Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). Choirs under his direction have sung at the National Association of Evangelicals and have recorded television and radio ads for the Dayton Hudson Corporation. They have toured throughout all parts of the United States and have traveled overseas seven times. In the summer of 2004, Dr. Donelson was invited to work within the music department at the Salzburg Cathedral in Salzburg, Austria where he conducted and sang with the Cathedral Choir. He was the recipient of the Crown College Teaching Excellence Award in 2004 and the Outstanding Educator Award in 2007 for his work in exemplary service to the music department and the college as a whole. Throughout northeastern Ohio, Dr. Donelson has been the guest conductor for High School honor choirs and is frequently called upon to adjudicate choral festivals and solo/ensemble contests. Dr. Donelson is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, Music Educators Association, College Music Society, and Ohio Music Educators Association.