Director of Choral Activities, California State University Sacramento (USA)
Donald M. Kendrick is the Calgary, Alberta-born director of choral activities at California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) and the director of music at Sacred Heart Church where he conducts Schola Cantorum and Vox Nova (Men's Chorus, and the founder and artistic director of the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra (a 200 voice volunteer/auditioned symphony chorus and professional orchestra). He is also the founder and past artistic director of the Sacramento Children's Chorus.
Mr. Kendrick was born in 1947 in Calgary, Alberta. He has taught, led choirs and played the organ in Regina, Saskatchewan, where he was on the faculty at the then-University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus and was the organist and choirmaster at St. Paul's Cathedral (Regina), the Anglican Cathedral in that city, and Christ's Church Anglican Cathedral in Hamilton, Ontario where he conducted the Bach-Elgar Choir, and established the Hamilton Children's Choir. He also conducted the Canadian Children's Opera Chorus.
Mr. Kendrick holds academic qualifications from:
- the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago,
- the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston,
- Stanford University and the
- Eastman School of Music whose doctorate he holds, as well as the American Guild of Organists CHM (choirmaster) certificate
and received the American Choral Federation in New York’s Louise Rogers Goucher Memorial Scholarship.
He has been on the faculties of