Traditional Music Director

Dale Choate, Traditional Music Director

Dale Choate is choral music specialist for Duval County Public Schools, with more than thirty years of school music teaching experience.  Prior to his current position he was choral director of Terry Parker High School for twenty-seven years, where he was named Teacher of the Year and a National Board Certified Teacher.

Dale earned both undergraduate and graduate degrees from The Florida State University.  He has extensively studied choral music with Robert Shaw as a singer with the Robert Shaw Festival Singers, and with Mr. Shaw in the Carnegie Hall Workshops, as well as with other prominent conductors.

Dale is a past president of the Florida Vocal Association, is an active guest conductor, adjudicator, and clinician, and conducted the Florida All-State Women’s Chorus in 1997.


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