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David L. Brunner Biography

David L. Brunner

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David L. Brunner is acclaimed as one today's most active and versatile conductors and composers. His wide and varied expertise embraces all ages in professional, university, public school, community, church and children's choruses. Dr. Brunner is Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at the University of Central Florida, where he conducts the University Chorus and Chamber Singers, teaches courses in conducting, and coaches composition students. In both 1995 and 2000 he received a College of Arts and Sciences Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award and in 1995 the University Excellence in Teaching Award, UCF's highest teaching honor. He is also the recipient of three major research awards: the College of Arts and Humanities Excellence in Research Award (2018 and 2013) and the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Researcher Award (2005); three Research Incentive Awards (2016, 2009, 2002); and four Teaching Incentive Awards (2013, 2005, 1996 and 1993). In 1996 he received a National Award for College Teaching from the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. His choirs have appeared at state and divisional conventions of both the American Choral Directors Association and the Music Educators National Conference. In 2011 he was the recipient of Florida ACDA's prestigious R. Wayne Hugoboom Distinguished Service Award for "dedicated service, leadership and consistent examples of excellence in choral music in Florida".

Well known for his compelling and dynamic work with singers of all ages, David has conducted women's, mixed and men's All-State and regional honor choirs throughout the United States at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. An inspired teacher, he is also a popular clinician at choral festivals and educational workshops in thirty-four U.S. states, Canada, the U.K., Europe, Australia and Japan.