Birmingham Junior Conservatoire Since September 2012 David has been Musical Director of the Birmingham Junior Conservatoire Senior Choir and the prestigious Vocal Ensemble. The Senior Choir is an auditioned choir for older students and work in a similar way to a traditional chorus. Recent performances have included Vivaldi’s Gloria, Tippet’s Spirituals, (from A Child of our Time), Handel's Messiah choruses and Bernstein "Chichester Psalms". The Vocal Ensemble again, an auditioned choir, but is for the most advanced singers, specialising in one to a part singing and focusing on ensemble work. David is also a Choral Conducting, Vocal, Aural and Musicianship teacher and the leader of the Young Strings Project Choir.
Welsh National Opera Between 2017 and 2019 I worked as Choral Director for Welsh National Opera in partnership with The Birmingham Hippodrome, working in schools across Birmingham to introduce them to Opera as well as classical music in general, to those who potentially would not have the exposure to such art forms.
Armonico Consort Another aspect of my work has been working for Warwick-based professional choir, the Armonico Consort on their Choir CreationScheme, working in primary and middle schools across Warwickshire, Worcestershire Kidderminster and Telford areas. The main part of my work was to start new choirs in schools that have previously had no singing provision. The other aspect of the work is to provide music co-ordinators and music specialist teachers specialist training on running choirs and in conducting technique and vocal.
Opera North's In Harmony Between 2012 and 2015 I worked for Opera North's award winningIn Harmony Project (voted Classic FM Best Classical Music Education Initiative 2014), delivering musicianship tuition and singing training. The whole project is based in one primary school in Leeds. Each child is given their own string instrument and learns individually and in classes as well as having class, year and Key Stage orchestras. My role was to prepare each student in the school to read and understand notation as well as teaching some of the history of music. I also ran one of the two choirs in the school.