David began teaching private voice at Princeton University in January of 1995. His students have been accepted for post-graduate programs at the Royal Academy of Music in London, New England Conservatory, Northwestern University, the Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College: The New School, Longy School of Music of Bard College, Michigan University, LSU, University of Kentucky, University of Memphis and the American Lyric Theatre.
His students have attended summer programs such as the Merola program, the Aspen Festival, Opera Iowa, Des Moines Metro Opera, College Light Opera, Ohio Light Opera, Amherst Early Music Summer Festival, Boston Early Music Festival, American Bach Soloists Academy, Tafelmusik Baroque Summer Institute, Early Music Vancouver Baroque Vocal Programme, Oberlin Baroque Performance Institute, Westminster Choir College's coOperative program, the Johanna Meier Opera Theatre Institute and many others. While not all his students pursue vocal music as a career, many have gone on to music-related careers, becoming composers, orchestral and choral conductors, stage-directors, collaborative pianists, dancers, actors and actresses in movies, television, and in Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.
Since its establishment in 2008, David has had two students receive Alex Awards for the pursuit of self-directed arts projects, Dominique Salerno (2009) and Tanyaradzwa Ashleigh Tawengwa (2012). In 2013, his countertenor, Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen received one of the coveted Dale Awards to pursue a self-directed project of study with renowned American countertenors and baroque musicians.
In January 2002 he made his stage directorial debut with the university’s production of the Magic Flute with conductor Richard Tang Yuk on the podium. Richard and David collaborated on productions of Gilbert & Sullivan's Patience in 2005/2006 and Mozart's Marriage of Figaro in 2007/2008. In 2011, he directed Theo Popov's opera, Nero Artifex. Sponsored by the Princeton Departments of Music and Classics, the Lewis Center for the Arts and The Program in Gender and Sexuality Studies, this thesis production involved over 50 Princeton University students as performers, orchestra members and production staff. He directed another student thesis project entitled Weehawken by Flannery Cunningham during the Spring semester of 2013. David collaborated with conductor/music director, Gabriel Crouch on Benjamin Britten's Albert Herring during the Spring 2012 semester. The pair collaborated most recently with a double bill of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas and Jonathan Dove's Tobias and the Angel during the fall semester of 2014.
In the classroom, David taught a vocal literature class entitled A Survey of Vocal Literature of the British Isles as the Music 214 – Vocal Performance Practice offering in the spring semester of 2004 and most recently co-taught an Opera Scenes Workshop with Sarah Pelletier as the spring semester of 2106 offering.
David earned his B.A. in Music Education with an additional concentration in Speech / Theater / Dance from Glassboro State College (now Rowan University ) in Glassboro , New Jersey . He received a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Rutgers University. He received additional training at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Alberta, Canada, attended classes in vocal pedagogy at Westminster Choir College, participated in the Amherst Early Music Winter Workshops, the Lute Society of America Summer Festival and is an ongoing member of the New York Continuo Collective exploring Baroque performance practice.
This portion of David's web-site is devoted to resources for singers and teachers.