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Donald Neufeld, M.A.

Associate Dean and Associate Professor, School of Music
Phone: (626) 812-3022
Fax: (626) 969-7419
Don Neufeld has published and recorded more than 100 compositions or arrangements with BMG, Glorysound, Lillenas, Telarc, Resmiranda, and Pauline Records. He earned a bachelor's degree from Pasadena College in Music Education and a Master of Arts in Music Theory from California State University, Fullerton.

Neufeld has been an APU faculty member since 1972 in the areas of music theory and music education. He also served as interim dean of the School of Music at APU in 1998-99. He has produced most of the recordings for the APU University Choir and Orchestra, Bel Canto Choir, and Men's Chorale since 1980. In 1991, he composed Azusa Pacific University's Alma Mater. He has composed and arranged music for various university ensembles and serves as a consultant and resource for various churches and musical organizations. His teaching assignments have included music theory, counterpoint, orchestration, arranging, form and analysis, woodwind techniques, string techniques, brass techniques, percussion techniques, advanced orchestration, advanced arranging, and advanced analysis of form and style.

Currently, Neufeld serves as dean of the School of Music in addition to his teaching and writing assignments.


M.A. - Music Theory and Composition, California State University, Fullerton, 1971
B.A. - Music Education, Pasadena College (Point Loma Nazarene College), 1966


  • College of Music and the Arts
  • School of Music
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  • Instrumental Techniques
  • Music Education
  • Music Production
  • Music Theory and Composition

Professional/Scholarly Presentations

We've Come, O Lord, choral composition

I Will Worship You, choral and orchestral composition

The following are only a sampling of Neufeld's extensive recorded arrangements, compositions, and orchestrations.

Praise Ye The Lord, Brass Quintet, Majestic Music

Ain't a That Good News, Choral, Royal Tapestry Music

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Professional Experience

Academic Experience
Interim Dean, School of Music, Azusa Pacific University, 1998-1999

Industry Experience
Arranger and Composer with national and international performances; Producer and Conductore for various recording projects

Conductor, Pauline Recordings

ACSI Adjudicator, various local school districts

Ministerial/Para-church Experience
Choir Director, Grace Baptist Church, Glendora, 1992-present

Minister of Music, Grace Baptist Church, Glendora, 1986-1992

Professional Involvement and Accomplishments

Associations, Boards, Committees
Music Faculty, Azusa Pacific University, 1972-present
Chair, Masters Studies Council, 2001–2004
Chair, Graduate Studies subcommittee on Curriculum Review and Evaluation, 1987-2001
Graduate Studies Council, 1985-present
Director of Graduate Music Degree Programs, 1982–2000
Search Committee for Dean, School of Nursing, APU
Chair, Program Review of MFT program, APU
NTE validity study for California State Commission on Teacher Credentialing
Search committee, Director of University Choir, APU
American Society Of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)
Music Educators National Conference (MENC)