David Hughes, DMA


Professor Emeritus, School of Music

David Hughes, DMA, came to APU with extensive teaching and church music experience. In Central California, Hughes taught at Modesto Junior College and was chorus master for the Modesto Symphony Orchestra where he amassed a significant repertoire of major choral works for large chorus and orchestra. In Texas, he taught private conducting and served as assistant conductor with the Southwestern Seminary Chorus.


  • DMA, Choral Music, University of Southern California, 1998
  • MM, Choral Conducting, University of Southern California, 1983
  • BM, Music Education (Vocal, Choral), Biola University, 1980

Academic Area

  • School of Music (College of the Arts)


  • Choral Conducting
  • Voice
  • Music Education