David T. Warner

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David T. Warner received a PhD in theatre and film from Brigham Young University in 2003. He was a graduate student in music at Indiana University and received a bachelor's degree in philosophy from BYU in 1993.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree, Warner was the artistic director of the Boise Opera and the founding director of the Film Actors Theater of Los Angeles. Warner later returned to BYU as a full-time faculty member in the David O. McKay School of Education and the School of Music in the College of Fine Arts and Communications. Upon leaving BYU, he became director of the Music and Cultural Arts Division and chairman of the General Music Committee for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Warner is now the staff Managing Director of the Church’s Priesthood and Family Department. He was involved in other LDS projects, including Savior of the World, the Nauvoo and British Pageants, and the Polynesian Cultural Center's HA: Breath of Life. His musical work is published by Oxford University Press and can be heard on the Deutsche Grammaphone, Telarc, Tantara, and Tabernacle Choir labels. For over a decade, his writing and directing have been enjoyed by PBS audiences nationwide.

He has received a Foundation for Advancement in the Arts Award, and he was a Presidential Scholar in the Arts. On October 5, 2011, he was honored with a College Alumni Award from the College of Fine Arts and Communications.

Warner is currently serving as an Area Seventy in the Fifth Quorum for the LDS Church. He is married to Allison Hickman and they are the parents of two boys.

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