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Harold Clousing, DMA

Associate Professor
Conductor, Men's Chorale
Director of Vocal Studies
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3589
Alternate: (562) 493-7792
Fax: (626) 969-7419
Harold W. Clousing, DMA, is a leader with vision who has demonstrated persistent creativity and excellent communication skills within a team setting. Students describe him as a caring motivator who encourages participation with an expectation of excellence. Colleagues find him to be a sensitive manager who is passionately committed to developing an environment for quality higher learning regardless of culture or ethnicity. Throughout his time at APU, Clousing has helped plan School of Music productions; led recruitment, employment, and evaluation efforts; developed and implemented curriculum; and created short-range goals and strategic plans for various academic areas.


M.A., Choral Music and Conducting, California State University, Long Beach
B.A., Music Education, Calvin College
A.A., Trinity Christian College


  • College of Music and the Arts
  • School of Music


  • Choral Conducting
  • Voice

Professional Experience

Academic Experience
Director, Men's Chorale, Azusa Pacific University, 2003-present

Adjunct Professor, Cerritos College, 1997-1998

Adjunct Professor, Fullerton College, 1995-1999

Adjunct Professor, Cypress College, 1995-1999

Adjunct Professor, University of Southern California, 1990-1991

Associate Professor, Azusa Pacific University, 1987-1992

Industry Experience
Founder and CEO, Righteous OAK Productions, 1994-present

Musical Director, California Men's Chorale, 1987-1992

Solo artist: musical theatre, oratorio, operas, recitals, concerts, films, television, commercials

Solo artist: 40-city tour of European continent

Commercial music: performer, producer, voice-overs, narration, books-on-tape, animation

Ministerial/Para-church Experience
Minister of Fine Arts, El Dorado Park Community Church, 1999-2003

Professional Involvement and Accomplishments

Associations, Boards, Committees
President of the Board for Beacon of Light
Musical Director, community Men’s Chorale
Faculty Academic Senator, Azusa Pacific University