Recordings/Discussions
Background Information
Performer Bios

Poet/Composer Bios

Additional Information

Biographies of Performers: Main Page | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Explanation | Acronyms

Martin Dicke (Choral Conductor)

Born: Enga Province, Papua New Guinea

The American choral conductor, Martin P. Dicke, was born in the Enga Province Papua New Guinea where his parents served as missionaries for twenty years. A perpetual student of the choral art, he has obtained his Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (1980-1987), and his Doctor of Musical Arts in Choral Conducting and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa (1998-2008). He has sung under or worked with conductors such as Robert Shaw, Weston Noble, Eric Ericson and most recently Raymond Erickson.

After attending Concordia University, St. Paul, Martin Dicke served churches in both Minnesota and Iowa, taught at a Lutheran high school for fifteen years, founded and directed a select choir in St. Paul/Minneapolis for ten years, and conducted the Chamber Singers of Iowa City for three (September 1999-May 2002). Martin is the Dean of the Peoria Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

Martin Dicke has been Cantor at Trinity Lutheran Church, Peoria, Illinois since 2002. As Cantor he plans worship services, directs several ensembles, serves as primary organist, oversees the Trinity Concert Series, and serves as the Co-Director of the Peoria Bach Festival since April 2003.

His latest composition - Fanfare, Fugue, and Chorale on CRUCIFER for brass choir - was recently premiered at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in connection with the opening of the Concordia Historical Institute's Exhibit "Bring Christ to the Highlands: Painting a Portrait of Early Lutheran Mission Work in Papua New Guinea".

Source: | Trinity Lutheran Church, Peoria, IL Website; Martin Dicke profile on LinkedIn
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (April 2015)

Peoria Bach Festival: John Jost - Short Biography | Martin Dicke - Short Biography | Recordings of Vocal Works | Peoria Bach Festival

Links to other Sites

Trinity Concert Series: Cantor's Bio - Dr. Martin Dicke

Martin Dicke on LinkedIn
Jubald Lyre (Blog)

Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Copyright Policy | © 2000-2015 Bach Cantatas Website


Biographies of Performers: Main Page | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Explanation | Acronyms

Introduction | Cantatas | Other Vocal | Instrumental | Performers | General Topics | Articles | Books | Movies | New
Biographies | Texts & Translations | Scores | References | Commentaries | Music | Concerts | Festivals | Tour | Art & Memorabilia
Chorale Texts | Chorale Melodies | Lutheran Church Year | Readings | Poets & Composers | Arrangements & Transcriptions
Search Website | Search Works/Movements | Terms & Abbreviations | How to contribute | Sitemap | Links



 

Back to the Top


Last update: żApril 11, 2015 ż23:59:30