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Two different photos from my 2015 shoot with Kris Rogers, each in portrait, landscape, and square formats. To use in print media, click a photo to view its media page, then click the photo on the media page to access the full-size version. Please do not use “screen shots” in print publicity!
A “by-ear” pianist since he was old enough to reach the keyboard, David began private piano technique and theory instruction at age 6, and by age 8 was accompanying his elementary-school chorus and writing his own songs. At his high-school commencement ceremony, he and two other vocal soloists performed a piece he had composed for the occasion, backed by the school choir and accompanied by piano and solo flute.
David received a Bachelor of Arts (cum laude) in Music Composition & Theory from Dickinson College, where he was also honored with both the Emil R. and Tamar Weiss Prize in the Creative Arts and the Gould Memorial Drama Prize. His graduate work in theology earned him a Master of Divinity from Lancaster Theological Seminary, where several of his original choral compositions were debuted.
In 2005 he returned to his alma mater to serve on the Music faculty at Dickinson, where he taught piano, accompanied vocal ensembles, coached voice students, and served as Musical Director for musical theatre productions until 2013.
A Credentialed Music Leader in the Unitarian Universalist Association and an active member and co-chair of Good Offices for the UU Musicians Network, David has served the UUA as General Assembly Music Coordinator, and has been a regular presenter at Worship Arts Festivals and youth “CONs” of the UUA’s Joseph Priestley District and Central East Regional Group. Locally, David is privileged to serve as Music Director for the Unitarian Universalists of the Cumberland Valley in Boiling Springs, PA.
David also serves as resident Musical Director (providing services as accompanist, musical director, composer, and performer) for Open Stage of Harrisburg, and since 2014 has served as Music Director for the spring musicals at Harrisburg’s Capital Area School for the Arts (CASA).
David and his husband Mark have been together since 1995, and share a home in Pennsylvania with their four feline “kids”: Tobias, Sophia, Stewart, and Jake.