DAVID N. CHILDS (b 1969 )
David N. Childs is the founder, president and artistic director of Vox Humana, a Dallas-based professional chamber choir. Currently also the director of Choral Music at Highland Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, TX, Childs previously held for ten years the position of tenured associate professor of Choral Studies at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, where he led three choirs, taught Choral Conducting and Techniques, Choral Education, and was music director for the Vanderbilt Opera Theater program. He enjoys an international reputation for his conducting and his compositions, having led numerous choirs, workshops, seminars and clinics in the United States, Japan, Germany, the Czech Republic, and New Zealand. In 2009 and 2011 Childs conducted world premières of his two major works in Carnegie Hall. He has composed over eighty published works and his music is performed all over the globe.