David Edmonds currently serves as Director of Choral Studies at the University of New Mexico.  Before coming to UNM Dr. Edmonds was Director of Choral Activities at the University of Montana from 2012-2018 where, under his direction, the UM Chamber Chorale was invited to perform for the 2015 NAfME NW and 2016 NW ACDA Conferences—both first-time invitations in the choir’s history.  

As an active member of the American Choral Directors Association, he has held multiple leadership roles within the organization, including Montana R&R Chair for Women’s Choirs and NWACDA R&R Chair for Student Activities.  In 2018, he was appointed ACDA National R&R Chair for Student Activities.  

Before his work at the University of Montana, Dr. Edmonds obtained advanced degrees in conducting from the University of North Texas and Westminster Choir College and taught high school choral music for six years in Iowa and Texas.  His original choral compositions and arrangements have been commissioned and recorded by schools and arts organizations in the United States and Canada and are published with Alliance Music Publications, Inc., Colla Voce, and MorningStar Music Publishers.