Donald Oglesby2017-06-14T19:04:36-04:00


Donald Oglesby

Adjunct of Choral Conducting 

Tel: 305.348.2896



Dr. Oglesby is one of the original founders of the Miami Bach Society. He received a bachelor of music degree from Birmingham-Southern College, a masters degree in musicology from the University of Illinois, and a Doctor of Music degree with distinction from Indiana University, where he concentrated in conducting.

Professor of Choral Music at the University of Miami for 30 years; Dr. Oglesby is also Director of Choral Music at Plymouth Congregational Church, Coconut Grove. He has been president of the Florida chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, and also the Miami chapters of Pi Kappa Lambda and Pi Kappa Phi honor societies. In December 1989, his performance of Handel’ s Messiah was broadcast nationally on Christmas Day. Under Dr. Oglesby’s direction the University of Miami Collegium Musicum and the Plymouth Church Choir have toured the eastern United States, Great Britain and Europe. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Choral Journal and has served three terms as Chair of the Research and Publications Committee of the American Choral Directors’ Association

Dr. Oglesby has worked at the Center for Baroque Music in Versailles, France; he is the author of the Bach Cantata Data Base, Score Preparation: A Study Guide for Conducting Students, A Guide to the Bach Cantatas, and articles in the Choral Journal. He translated editorial notes for an edition of grand motets by Rameau, published by the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles in 2006, and is currently working on an anthology of Martin Luther’s music.