David Griggs-Janower is artistic director and conductor of Albany Pro Musica and director of choral music and professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York, where he has taught since 1981. He was graduated from Cornell University where he studied music theory and music history. He holds the Doctor of Music degree in conducting from the Indiana University School of Music where he studied with Dr. Julius Herford, Fiora Contino and Margaret Hillis. He has also been on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and visiting artist/guest conductor at Williams College, Cornell University and Skidmore College. Dr. Griggs-Janower was a staff member of the Aspen Music Festival Choral Institute for ten seasons and the Oregon Bach Festival under Helmuth Rilling for seven summers.