M.M. Choral Conducing and Music Education: Westminster Choir College
W. Edward McCall studied with Joseph Flummerfelt, Constantina, Tsoulainu, Alan Crowell, Frauke Hasemann, Sir David Wilcocks, John Rutter, Rodney Eichenberger, and Andre Thomas. W. Edward McCall began his career in Toronto, Canada at the famed St. Michael’s Choir School, where he attended as a boy chorister. He has prepared and directed choirs for national television appearances, professional recordings, symphony appearances, choral festivals, national tours, and a Papal visit. In the United States, choirs under McCall’s direction performed at several PMEA All-State Conventions to enthusiastic acclaim. He has coordinated and directed dozens of choir tours including a ten-day odyssey to the People’s Republic of China for over three hundred travelers.
Choral reviews by McCall have been published in the Choral Journal and articles relating to choral-orchestral works were published in the Canadian choral journal Anacrusis. He adjudicates at choral festivals in the United States and Canada.
McCall has served for many years on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Chapter American Choral Directors Association and on the Board of Directors for Choirs Ontario.
For many years, McCall served as the Director of Choral Activities for high school and junior high schools in the Council Rock School District. Last year, he served as Acting Assistant Professor of Music Education at Westminster Choir College.
He is the Director of Music at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Doylestown and Artistic Director of Cantus Novus, a premier chamber choir based in Bucks County, PA.McCall is on the faculty at Westminster Conservatory of Music in Princeton, NJ and was the Executive Director at St. Michael’s Choir School in Toronto responsible for the entire music curriculum including five choirs, full-time piano and music theory instruction, as well as organ and string lessons.