Tenor, Assistant Chorus Director
David J. Xiques is professor of music in the School of Music at San Francisco State University where he teaches ear training and musicianship classes, conducts the Chamber Singers, and oversees the choral program. A Kodály specialist, he is a former instructor at the Kodály Summer Certification Program at New York University where he taught for fifteen years. He is a professional tenor with the San Francisco Symphony Chorus where he also serves as Assistant Chorus Director.
A frequent choral clinician and presenter at professional music conferences, Mr. Xiques is author of Solfege and Sonority: Teaching Music Reading to Choral Singers, published by Oxford University Press. He also has several choral arrangements published by Alliance Music Publications. He earned his master’s degree in Music Education with Kodály Emphasis from Holy Names University in Oakland, CA, where he was also a member of the faculty; and a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Millersville University in Millersville, PA. He has studied ear training and musicianship extensively with Erzsébet Hegyi of the Liszt Academy in Budapest and conducting with SFS Chorus Director Emeritus Vance George.