David Cameron

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David Cameron

Life

Born: 13 March, 1937

Biography

David Cameron, a Fellow of both the Royal Canadian College of Organists and Trinity College of London, moved to Kingston, Ontario, from his native Toronto in 1966. At that time he became Director of Music at Chalmers United Church, a position he held until June of 2010. At Chalmers he directed a semi-professional choir in services broadcast live each Sunday. In addition to Chalmers Choir, he has directed the Pro Arte Singers, which he founded in 1974 and left ten years later. He subsequently conducted the choral ensemble Melos and its associated chamber orchestra, playing early music at baroque pitch and with some replica instruments, retiring from that position in November 2014. His graduate study in Potsdam, NY, and St. Louis concentrated upon historical musicology for choral conductors, and composition. He holds a Master's degree from SUNY Potsdam and a doctorate from the American Conservatory.

In addition to his work with choirs, Dr. Cameron taught organ at Queen’s University School of Music for 41 years, retiring in the spring of 2011. He has taught several dozen organists, many of whom now work in churches and universities across Canada. As a choral conductor, he has performed many major works, including more than thirty performances of Handel’s Messiah, and has been responsible for a number of commissions and first performances. Active as a composer and editor of anthems, liturgical music and secular songs, his music has been published by RCCO Publications, Harrock Hall Music, and Sarabande Music in addition to CPDL and IMSLP. In 2006-8 David Cameron was national President of the RCCO; in 2016 he continues to chair the College's Examinations Committee.

See also: David Cameron's editor page.

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