• Ph.D in Music Education, University of North Texas, 1976.

Donald Thurber taught at two different academies prior to starting at Loma Linda University in 1975.  Married to Donna Dickson, music teacher, and we have three children and three grandchildren.  Current hobbies include bicycling, motorcycling, golfing, camping, rc airplanes and photography.  Graduated from Glendale Adventist Academy, Southern Adventist University and University of North Texas.


Performed at the national ACDA convention in 1990. Conducted choral festivals for all ages, Junior High through adult. Actively involved in music ministry. Music Director at Loma Linda University Church for 23 years. Choral studies with such esteemed conductors as Herbert Blomstedt, Sir David Willcocks, Donald Neuen, Helmuth Rilling, Joseph Flummerfelt and Paul Salamunovich. Toured extensively with LSU choral ensembles to all parts of the United States, England, Hong Kong, Canada, Mexico and Korea.

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