Professor Omar Dickenson

Co-Minister of Music

Omar J. Dickenson is the director of University Choirs and assistant professor in the Department of Music at Hampton University. He serves as music director for the Choir Directors’ and Organists’ Guild of the Hampton University Ministers’ Conference. Before returning to Hampton, Dickenson was director of Fine Arts at Bethel Church in Jacksonville, FL. Dickenson holds undergraduate degrees in Mathematics from Hampton University and in Music from Edward Waters University. He also earned a Master of Music degree from Norfolk State University and a Master of Education in Music and Music Education from Teachers College. He is a published composer and arranger and maintains an active schedule as a clinician and church music consultant. His research interests focus on the music of African American church communities.