John Dickson is the Edward G. and Catherine M. Galante Chair for Choral Music Education at Louisiana State University’s School of Music. As Director of Choral Studies he conducts the A Cappella Choir and supervises the masters and doctoral programs in choral conducting. Outside of academia, he is the conductor of Coro Vocati, one of Atlanta’s most accomplished professional chamber choirs.
As a conducting pedagogue, Dr. Dickson has presented master-classes before the Association of British Choral Directors, the American Choral Directors Association and the Russian State Music Conservatories of St. Petersburg and Moscow. He has conducted festivals and workshops in England, Wales, Scotland, Finland, France, Italy, Hungary, Austria, the Czech Republic, Mexico, Canada, and throughout the U. S. For three decades his choirs have been featured at conventions of the ACDA, ABCD, TMEA, and NCCO.
Appointed as a Visiting Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge University in 1992, Dr. Dickson sang with Sir David Willcocks and The Bach Choir; a second post-doctoral fellowship in 1998 allowed him to serve as David Hill’s assistant conductor. He is the Founding Director of the C. S. Lewis Choral Institute, featuring a professional chorus for its triennial symposium in Oxford and Cambridge.