David is a multifaceted musician in the greater Boston area who currently splits his time as performer, educator, and music administrator. As a saxophonist and woodwind doubler, he is active in classical, New Music, jazz, musical theater, and improvisation. He is a founding member of the Jamaica Plain Saxophone Quartet. As a musical theatre musician, he has recently performed at the Wheelock Family Theater, Bentley University, Northeastern University, Boston Children's Museum, and regional theaters throughout Massachusetts.
As an administrator, David also has extensive experience in ensemble management, technical and concert production, and assisting composers. Currently, he is an events admin in MIT’s Music and Theater Arts Department and assists composers Robert Honstein, Christopher Cerrone, and Stratis Minakakis. As a former assistant to Gunther Schuller, David is active in preserving his legacy through writings, performing, and researching, and is one of the founding members of the Gunther Schuller Society.
He is also on faculty at Gordon College, the All Newton Music School, and Powers Music School. He teaches in his private studio in Boston and frequently conducts education outreach throughout the greater Boston area. He is a member of the New England Conference for Music Theory and has presented on theoretical topics at the New England Conservatory and University of Arizona. He is a concert reviewer for the Boston Musical Intelligencer.
His teachers include James Rotter (saxophone), Ken Radnofsky (saxophone and clarinet), Deborah Stein (theory), Brian Levy (jazz saxophone), Alan Durst (saxophone), Tracy Harris (flute), and Gary Scudder (saxophone).