2022-2023 Tenor-Bass Choir  ❖ Dr. Rollo Dilworth

  • BS, music education (K-12 certification), Case Western Reserve University
  • MEd, secondary education (concentrations in music, curriculum and instruction), University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • DMA, conducting performance, Northwestern University

Rollo Dilworth is currently Vice Dean and Professor of Choral Music Education in the Department of Music Education and Therapy at Temple University’s Center for the Performing and Cinematic Arts in Philadelphia, PA. He has served on the faculty since 2009. Prior to his position with Boyer College, he taught music education and was the director of choral activities for 13 years at North Park University in Chicago, where he prepared and conducted numerous extended and choral-orchestral works. Before teaching at the college level, Dilworth also taught choral and general music at the middle school level in his hometown of St. Louis, MO.

Over 200 of Dilworth’s choral compositions and arrangements have been published, and many are part of the Henry Leck Creating Artistry Choral Series with the Hal Leonard Corporation. In 2015 Dilworth launched his own choral series with Hal Leonard, focusing on secondary and tertiary level repertoire representing composers and arrangers from diverse backgrounds. He is also an established author and contributor for the Essential Elements for Choir and the Experiencing Choral Music textbook series. He has authored 3 books of choral warm up exercises intended for elementary and secondary choral ensembles, entitled Choir Builders: Fundamental Vocal Techniques for General and Classroom Use (2006); Choir Builders for Growing Voices (2009); Choir Builders for Growing Voices 2 (2014); and Music of Our Roots (2016). Dilworth is an active clinician and frequent guest conductor of all-state, honors, festival, community, church, and professional choirs. He has researched, lectured, and presented extensively on various topics including African American choral music, composing/arranging for choirs, social justice, social emotional learning, cultural appropriation, urban music education, community engagement, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Please scroll down below the repertoire list to find the JWPepper order link.  All music will be ordered in packets this year, vs. individual pieces.  Please also note any attachments below the repertoire list that include Clinician Rehearsal notes, pronunciation guides, and/or other details. It is important that all singers are aware of these items in order to best be prepared.

Tenor-Bass Choir Literature

Sing, My Child Sarah QuartelTTBBdjembeHinshaw Music00319764
How to Sing Like A Planet Elizabeth AlexanderTBBpianoSeafarer Press SEA 105-02SEA-105-02
WiderspruchFranz SchubertTTBBpianoAlfredLG00513
Carnivalito (Bolivian Folk Song)Will LopesTTBBbody percussionHal Leonard Corporation00338046
CrossingMari ValverdeTTBBpianoMari Esabel (Order directly from composer) https://marivalverde.com/order/
Harriet TubmanRollo DilworthTTBBpiano, bass, djembeMark Foster35030209
Click to Order Tenor-Bass Choir Music – (JW Pepper)



Divisi Instructions, Rehearsal Notes & Rehearsal Files