Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Darrick King
A native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Darrick King began his tenure as Director of Choral Activities at Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School - University Connections: School of Design, Arts, & Engineering in July of 2016. Darrick earned a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Winston-Salem State University (2010) and holds a Master of Arts in Choral Conducting from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania (2015).
While at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) he served as a student conductor and accompanist for Schola Cantorum, the all-male performing ensemble. WSSU provided him with the opportunity to travel, perform, and record with the Dvorak Symphony in Prague, Czech Republic, the Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra, as well as the New England Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. Upon graduation, he taught in Prince George’s County, Maryland as well as Rockingham County, North Carolina. Several students who have studied under Mr. King have pursued careers in Music Education.
While serving as a Graduate Assistant in the Music Department at Mansfield University, he had the opportunity to conduct the Mansfield University Concert Choir, Chamber Singers, Festival Chorus, Women’s Chorale, and Men’s Chorale.
Darrick is a member of ACDA, NAfME, NCMEA, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America, Inc., and briefly served on the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Public Art Commission. Mr. King also serves as Music Director at Windborne United Methodist Church in North Raleigh and as Choral Director of the new African American Choral Ensemble at North Carolina State University.