Associate Professor, Music and Associate Dean
B.S., Hartwick College; M.M., Westminster Choir College; Ph.D., The University of Michigan
music education (vocal and classroom methods, historical research); choral studies; organ and sacred music; world (especially Mexican) music studies
David Tovey joined the Mansfield Campus faculty in 1992. Currently he serves as director of choral activities for the campus as well as Associate Professor in the School of Music. At Mansfield he has taught world music, voice, music appreciation, and music education courses and has co-directed musical theater productions. In 2009 he assumed duties as Associate Dean of the Mansfield Campus. He began his teaching career in the public schools of New York State and has since taught in Illinois and Texas as well as in Ohio. For decades he has also maintained a career in church music and was, in fact, a full-time music director for one of the Chicago area's larger churches during the 1980s. Today he is organist/director at Gay Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon. A past dean of the American Guild of Organists' North Central Ohio Chapter, he is also active in the Ohio Music Education Association, having served for several years both as state chair of multicultural concerns and a member of the planning committee for the annual all-state conference. He holds the same (multicultural) chairmanship for the Ohio Choral Directors Association.