Morales, David

Last Name: 
Morales
First Name: 
David
Email Address: 
dmorales@peralta.edu
Phone: 
(510) 436-2450

Born and raised in Los Angeles, David began piano studies at age four and has remained deeply involved in music ever since.

He earned his Master’s Degree in Choral Music in 1973 at the University of Southern California, and in 2002, he received a Doctor of Ministry Degree from the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland. David began teaching music at Merritt College in January 1975, and in September 1989, he became Merritt's only contract music professor.

In 1987, David founded Cantare Con Vivo, a non profit choral music organization in Oakland, where he remains its Artistic Director. David is widely recognized for his outstanding choral ensembles. With 41 years of professional conducting experience, he has conducted numerous performances featuring choirs of over 100 voices with full orchestras, and also directs ensembles of select voices performing music in traditional, contemporary and various ethnic styles. David's choirs have been featured at both national and regional American Choral Directors Association conventions and on national television. He leads conferences and seminars across the nation in choral and church music and is widely recognized as an outstanding director who displays exceptional skill and insightful musical interpretation, challenging and inspiring singers, instrumentalists and conductors.