B.Mus., Ithaca College; M.F.A., Purchase College.
Originally from Utica, New York, David currently lives in the up and coming art haven, Beacon, New York, nestled along the banks of the scenic Hudson River. Presently, he teaches at Purchase College, State University of New York, as an Assistant Professor of Studio Composition. As a founding member of Rhythm & Brass, he has toured the world as percussionist extraordinaire and has been acclaimed as a virtuoso mallet performer and drummer.
He has appeared as a featured clinician in hundreds of universities across the globe. Many of David's compositions and unique, pastiche-like arrangements have been performed and recorded by Rhythm & Brass and his orchestral arrangements have been played by multiple symphonies throughout the United States. While rapidly gaining notoriety as a distinguished composer, he has received numerous commissions from various collegiate and professional ensembles with a most recent premier at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall.
He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College where he won the first annual Louis Smadbeck Award in composition. After serving as a teaching assistant at the University of North Texas, David toured with Dallas Brass for three years before co-forming Rhythm & Brass.
David received his Master of Fine Arts degree in Studio Composition from Purchase College where he was the recipient of the prestigious Alvin Brehm Award in composition.
David is a Yamaha, Zildjian and Innovative Percussion performing artist. He has recorded for d'note and Koch record labels and his music has been featured in Jazz Player magazine.