David Pelino is the Undergraduate Student Recruitment and Alumni Engagement Assistant in the College of the Arts Dean's Office. David holds a Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance and a Bachelor of Music Education degree, both from the University of Florida. He is currently finishing his Master of Music from the University of Missouri.
David's main responsibilites are to provide administrative support to the College of the Arts in the area of undergraduate student recruitment and alumni engagement.
He serves as a member of the College’s Advising and Recruitment team and reports to the Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. With that team, he assists in the planning and execution of student recruitment efforts, including assisting in the design, creation, and distribution of student recruitment materials, scheduling and implementation of student recruitment events, collecting admission and retention data, and representing the College at recruitment events. Currently his is assisting in the development, coordination and support of alumni engagement activities; helping the college develop and implement activities that both engage COTA alumni with current students and support alumni in their own work.
Along with his duties in the College, David is a regular performing artist as a soloist and ensemble member, most recently singing with Prometheus: An American Vocal Consort, an extension of the Choral Arts Alliance. His solo credits include being the tenor soloist in Theodore Dubois' The Seven Last Words of Christ, tenor soloist in Benjamin Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb, the "Evangelist" in J.S. Bach's St. John Passion, and various other performances in the Western art canon.
David will be the tenor soloist in Adolphus Hailstork's I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes for the Columbia Chorale concert In the Dark and Light : A Benefit Concert for Walk to End Alzheimer’s in April.