J. Donald Dumpson

J. Donald Dumpson

J. DONALD DUMPSON, Ph.D. is president and CEO of Diverse Arts Solutions, a division of J. Donald Dumpson Productions, LLC. He serves as minister of music and arts at Arch Street Presbyterian Church in downtown Philadelphia, PA and is the founding director of the Philadelphia Heritage Chorale. He was minister of music and arts at Bright Hope Baptist Church from 1985- 2010.

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J. Donald Dumpson

Committed to education, he was the founding conductor and artistic director of the Westminster Choir College Jubilee Singers from 1994- 2011. He served as assistant professor of choral music, where he directed the Cheyney University Concert Choir and was director of the University’s Center for Cultural Enrichment and Appreciation from 1988-1993. Dr. Dumpson also was employed by the School District of Philadelphia, from 1983-1991. During his tenure, he served as a general music teacher at several elementary schools and administrative assistant at the Kenderton Elementary School. He served as director of the Concert Choir at the Philadelphia High School for the Creative and Performing Arts for two years before leaving to pursue his masters in piano pedagogy and to teach college.

Collaborations

* Performance
** Production
*** Performance & Production

Broadway
Sandi Duncan *
Joseph Joubert ***
Charles Strouse **
Tommy Tune ***

Choral Ensembles
Bucks County Choral Arts Society
Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia
Morgan State University Choir *
Penn State University Essence of Joy Choir ***
Philadelphia Singers *
Singing City of Philadelphia under the direction of the late Dr. Elaine Brown
Temple University Singers *

Conductors
Dirk Brosse *
William Curry *
Leslie Dunner ***
Charles Dutoit ***
Skitch Henderson *
Quincy Jones **
Zednek Macal ***
Bobby McFerrin ***
Peter Nero ***
Yannick Nézet-Séguin *
Andre Raphael Smith
Jason Tramn *

Choral Conductors
Dr. Elaine Brown *
Dr. Nathan Carter *
Dr. Roland Carter *
Dr. Eric Conway ***
Dr. Rollo Dilworth ***
Steven Fisher ***
Vance George **
Alan Harler *
Elma Heckler *
Michael Korn **
Dr. Anthony Leach ***
Gail Poch *

Classical Fusion
Hannibal Lokumbe ***
Daniel Roumain

Dance
Bill T. Jones **
Alvin Ailey **

Gospel
Yolanda Adams **
Shirley Caesar ***
Kirk Franklin ***
Mary Mary
Donnie McClurkin **
Smokie Norful **
Dottie Peoples ***
Richard Smallwood ***

Instrumental Ensembles
The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
The New York Pops Orchestra
The Philadelphia Orchestra ***
The Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra
The Philly Pops Orchestra ***

Jazz
Roy Ayers *
Harry Belafonte **
The late Cab Calloway **
Jean Carne ***
The late Grover Washington, Jr. **

Operatic
Academy of Vocal Arts
Kathleen Battle
Deynce Graves
Florence Quivar
Opera Philadelphia
George Shirley **

Rhythm and Blues and Hip-Hop
Peabo Bryson
Cissy Houston **
LL Cool J ***
Patti LaBelle ***
The late Gerald Levert **
Dawnn Lewis ***
Boyz II Men ***
Ricky Minor ***
Melba Moore ***
Musiq **
Della Reese **
Smokey Robinson **
Jill Scott **
Kathy Sledge ***
The Pointer Sisters **
Stevie Wonder **

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