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Dr. Donald Kendrick
D.M.A., Eastman
(916) 278-6805 • Email
Office: Capistrano 421

Courses/Areas Taught
  • Choirs
  • Conducting

Professor Donald Kendrick

Donald Kendrick

Dr. Donald Kendrick has studied at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, Boston's New England Conservatory of Music, Stanford University, and he holds a doctoral degree from the Eastman School of Music where he also served on the faculty. Dr. Kendrick earned the CHM (Choirmaster) certificate from the American Guild of Organists and was the first recipient of the Louise Rogers Goucher Memorial Scholarship given by the American Choral Federation in New York.

In May 1995, Dr. Kendrick made his conducting debut in Carnegie Hall in a performance of the Verdi Requiem. He has taught at Louisiana State University, the University of the Pacific Conservatory of Music, and at Universities in Canada where his choirs have won national competitions for their excellence. He has appeared on CBC Radio as a recitalist and conductor, and he is active as a guest conductor and adjudicator for choral festivals throughout the country. At CSUS he directs the Graduate Degree Program in Choral Conducting which he initiated in 1986.

Dr. Kendrick is also the Founder/Conductor of the Sacramento Choral Society and Orchestra, Music Director at Sacred Heart Church where he conducts Schola Cantorum, and Founder and past Artistic Director of the Sacramento Children's Chorus.