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David Parker

David Parker

Department of Vocal Studies
Division of Music
School of Fine Arts and Communication



  • DMA, Performance, University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
  • MA, Voice, Bob Jones University
  • BS, Music Education, Bob Jones University


David Parker, bass/baritone, DMA University of Michigan 1986 and CMVT McClosky Institute of Voice 2006, is a Michigan native. While a student at the University of Michigan he was invited to join the prestigious Mu Phi Epsilon music fraternity and he won the voice graduate concerto competition. He soloed throughout Poland, Czechoslovakia, West and East Germany and Hungary in 1983 representing the United States in a government sponsored good-will tour. His voice teachers have included Charles Koelsch, William McCauley, Andrew White, John McCollum and Sherrill Milnes. Since 1985 he has been on the voice faculty of Bob Jones University where he now serves as full professor and head of the department of vocal studies teaching private voice, Diction for Singers and Music Notation. He also teaches adjunct for and sits on the executive board of the Boston based McClosky Institute of Voice. David retains a current educational teaching certification for the South Carolina public schools. He has soloed over 130 times with regional and community orchestras. These engagements include multiple performances of the Brahm’s Requiem, Mozart Requiem, Fauré Requiem, Bach Mass in B Minor, Bach St. Matthew Passion, Bach Magnificat, Mendelssohn Elijah, Beethoven Ninth Symphony and sixty-eight solo performances of Handel’s Messiah. Recent performances have included multiple solo performances with the Greenville Symphony on everything from Bach to Broadway. This coming year of 2021 - 2022 he will again solo in Handel's Messiah and Bach's B Minor Mass with the Greenville Symphony. David is founder and president of and, web-based, music download services. As a registered Apple developer, David has written educational and ministry software programs including iObserveU and ChurchMusicPlanner. He stays active in ministry as the music pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Simpsonville, SC. His hobbies include boating and riding through the upstate country of South Carolina in his classic 1997 Z3.