David Ashley White

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David Ashley White


David Ashley White (b. 11 December 1944, Texas) is an American composer and administrator.

Dr. White studied at Del Mar College and the University of Houston. After spending four years playing in U.S. Air Force Bands, he earned a master's degree in music at the University of Houston and a doctoral degree at the University of Texas. He has taught at the University of Houston since 1975 and is the composer of over 100 works for chorus, voice, chamber ensembles, band, and orchestra. He has received many commissions and has been active as a guest conductor and composer.

White’s hymns are found in a number of books, including the Episcopal Church’s The Hymnal 1982 and its supplement, Wonder, Love, and Praise; The United Methodist Hymnal and its supplement; the hymnal of the United Church of Christ in Japan; Great Britain’s Worship Songs Ancient and Modern, and the forthcoming Glory to God: The Presbyterian Hymnal (2013). Also, three collections of his hymns are published by Selah Publishing Co., Pittsburgh, PA: Sing, My Soul: The Hymns of David Ashley White (1996), Songs for a New Creation (2002), and New Harmony: A Harp of Thousand Strings (2006).

He was director of the University of Houston Moores School of Music 1999-2014, and holds the Margaret M. Alkek and Margaret Alkek Williams Endowed Chair.

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