William Hedrick

Dr. W. David Hedrick is associate professor of music at Campbellsville University School of Music.  In his 10th year at CU, he retired in 2005, after 28 years in the public schools as a high school choral director spent more than 40 years as a church musician serving variously as minister of music, choir master/organist, soloist, and pianist.  In 2012, he retired from the outdoor musical drama "The Stephen Foster Story" after 40 years served variously as cast member, assistant organist, assistant conductor, and musical director.

At CU he is director of the University Concert Chorus and teaches graduate and undergraduate applied voice and choral arranging.  He has over 40 compositions/arrangements published and is an accomplished singer (tenor) with more than 50 years of performance credits in opera, musical theater, oratorio, and recitals.  He is a frequent adjudicator for vocal and choral festivals and has been a guest soloist for many performance venues.  He has lectured in music education for the Student Kentucky Music Educators Association and his choirs have performed at KMEA state conventions and other venues outside the state of Kentucky.  He has toured with the Stephen Foster Story in Japan on two occasions as a cast member and assistant organist.

Although retired from vocal concert performances, he has devoted much of his time at CU composing new works in various media and creating arrangements of vocal and instrumental music. His creative activities include original compositions for solo voice, SATB, instrumental solos for a variety of ensembles, including strings, woodwinds, marimba, guitar, orchestra, and handbell choir.  As a member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers), Hedrick strives to make his compositions and arrangements suitable for all levels of performance.