1955, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is Minister of Music
at First & Central Presbyterian Church in Wilmington,
Delaware. He received his Bachelor of Music degree cum
laude from the Ohio State University, where he
studied organ and church music with Wilbur Held (and
was his assistant at Trinity Church), and his Master
of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music, as
a student of David Craighead. Choral conducting teachers
include Dennis Keene, Joseph Flummerfelt, Peter Bagley,
and John Alexander. As an organist, he has been heard
in recital throughout the eastern United States, and
has led hymn festivals for national and regional conferences
of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada,
the American Guild of Organists, and the National Association
of Pastoral Musicians.
Schelat is a member of the American Guild of Organists, Presbyterian
Association of Musicians, Hymn Society in the United States
and Canada, Chorus America, and American Choral Directors
Association, and has served for six years on the Delaware
State Arts Council.
publications include anthems, descants, organ music, reviews,
and articles for a variety of publishers and journals.
Choral music by David Schelat
music by David Schelat