Rollo Dilworth is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Music Education and Therapy. Prior to his position with Boyer College, he taught music education and was the director of choral activities for 13 years at North Park University in Chicago. Before he taught at the college level, he also taught choral and general music at the middle school level in his hometown of St. Louis, MO.
Over 150 of his choral compositions and arrangements have been published, and many are part of the Henry Leck Creating Artistry Choral Series with the Hal Leonard Corporation. He is also an established author and contributor for the Essential Elements for Choir and the Experiencing Choral Music textbook series. He has authored 3 books of choral warm up exercises intended for elementary and secondary choral ensembles, entitled Choir Builders: Fundamental Vocal Techniques for General and Classroom Use (2006); Choir Builders for Growing Voices (2009); and Choir Builders for Growing Voices 2 (2014).
Dilworth has held conducting positions with the Youth Choral Theater of Chicago and the Music Institute of Chicago Children’s Choir, and he currently serves as a choral pedagogy consultant for the Chicago Children’s Choir.
In addition, Dilworth has conducted 36 all-state choirs ranging across various levels, 6 regional honor choirs, and 4 national honor choirs. For the 2014-2015 season, Dilworth has been invited to conduct all-state choirs in Nebraska, Indiana, Tennessee, Georgia and Massachusetts. International festival invitations include Australia, Canada, Taiwan, Ireland, and China.
Dilworth is currently National Board Chair for Chorus America. He is an active life member of the American Choral Directors Association, serving on the Eastern Division board as Repertoire and Standards Chair for Student and Youth Activities. He also holds memberships with several other organizations, including the National Association for Music Education, the National Association of Negro Musicians and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers.