CLEARWATER – Darrell Day recently was named the new conductor for The Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts Clearwater Chorus.
Originally from Indiana, Day did his undergraduate work in composition and conducting at Eastern Kentucky University and his graduate studies in voice and conducting at Indiana University and Butler University.
“I want to provide a positive environment to both develop and inspire the students,” said Day in a press release. “My goal is to be the finest community chorus in the country.”
Day has published more than 300 works including musicals, film scores and several piano pieces which can be heard on his two CDs titled “Make Me Beautiful” and “Once Again.” He has performed at Opryland USA, Musicana Dinner Theatres, Follies on Broadway (a four-month tour of Western Europe) and the Greater Miami Opera. In addition, he has more than 30 years of experience in choral music with church choirs, community choirs, and interfaith ensembles and he is an accomplished pianist, a brass player and a hand bell specialist.
“We are so pleased to welcome Darrell to the teaching staff of The Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts,” said Sharon Reid-Kane, senior director of education. “He was an obvious choice as conductor of the Clearwater Chorus, not only because of his expertise, but also his enthusiasm for advancing the group to the next level. We look forward to an exciting season filled with music and fellowship.”