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Director of Chancel Choir, David Carew: 
David is in his twelfth year as Director of Choral Activities at  Southwestern Michigan College where he conducts four  ensembles, coordinates applied voice instruction, and teaches aural skills.  Before Southwestern, David taught middle and high school choral music in the Dowagiac and Edwardsburg School Districts.  He received his Bachelor's degree from Western Michigan University in 1998 and completed a Master’s Degree in conducting from Michigan State University in 2005. David is the Director and Co-founder of the Dogwood Chorale, a semi- professional ensemble that operates under the umbrella of the Dowagiac Dogwood Fine Arts Festival.  This ensemble facilitates a 6-12 grade choral camp in July which has served over 200 young singers from several area schools.  David has sung with the St. Joseph Valley Camerata for five seasons and had the privelage of appearing with them at the American Choral Directors Association regional conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2008.  He is the founding conductor of Southwest Michigan Symphony Chorus which serves as the primary choir for the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra.  He has also prepared choruses for The South Bend Symphony Orchestra including a performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana in Maestro Tsung Yeh's final appearance as artistic director in the Spring of 2016. He recently took a group of 30 community singers to Ireland on a cathedral tour in June with Music Celebrations.  David currently serves as the two-year college Repertoire and Standards Chair for the Michigan chapter of the American Choral Director's Association and previously on the Executive Board as Treasurer. He resides in Buchanan and has two children, Jacob (15) and Laura (10.) 
 
 
Oragantist / Accompanist, Gabriel Palacios