Recently featured in Choral Director Magazine (Jan. 2006), conductor David Hodgkins has delighted audiences in the greater Boston area for over 15 years with "creative programs, sung with enthusiasm and tonal beauty" (Ed Tapper, Bay Windows). Hodgkins is the Artistic Director of Coro Allegro in Boston, which The Boston Globe critic Michael Manning deemed "one of Boston's most accomplished choruses," The New England Classical Singers in Andover, and is Director of Music at the Commonwealth School in Boston.
Hodgkin's ensembles have been featured at ACDA and GALA Music Festivals, and collaborated with the Boston Cecilia, Handel and Haydn Society, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, and Boston Landmarks Orchestra. Hodgkins has also made numerous guest appearances as music festival conductor and conducting clinician, and currently serves on the Advisory Board of The Boston City Singers, Jane Money, Artistic Director.
A champion of contemporary music, Hodgkins has conducted world premiere performances of works by Patricia Van Ness, Daniel Pinkham, Charles Fussell, Alan Fletcher, Kenneth Fuchs, Richard St. Clair, Aaron Rosenthal, and Ruth Lomon, and Boston premieres of works by Marianne Martinez, Rebecca Clarke, Arvo Pärt, and William Grant Still. He has released two critically acclaimed compact discs entitled In the Clearing and somewhere i have never traveled with Coro Allegro.
B.M. UMass/Amherst, M.M. in choral conducting, Temple University. Conducting Fellow at Aspen and Sandpoint Music Festivals. Conducting mentors include Alan Harler, Wayne Abercrombie, Fiora Contino, Paul Vermel, James Roth, and Gunther Schuller. Former faculty of UMass/Amherst, Temple University, Clark University.