Dr. Eric Conway, director of the world renowned Morgan State University Choir, has been appointed by Gov. Martin O’Malley to the Maryland State Arts Council.

Dr. Conway, who also chairs the University’s Fine Arts Department, served under the tutelage of the late Dr. Nathan Carter as associate conductor and principal accompanist of the famed choir.

During more than two decades at Morgan State, Conway has traveled to Africa, Prague and many other countries, and has worked closely with celebrated choral conductors such as Trevor Wye, Hillary Hahn, Daniel Heifetz, William Brown and Janice Chandler.

An orchestral pianist, Conway has also performed as a soloist with several orchestras including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and the Baltimore Concert Artists.

Conway has degrees in accounting and business management, and a doctorate in musical arts from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University. His appointment, which requires Maryland State Senate confirmation, will fill the remainder of a three-year term that began July 1, 2009.