Our Music Director

UUCV

A native of Columbia, Maryland, David has been a Central Pennsylvania resident since his days as a Dickinson College student in the early 1990's. He earned his B.A. from Dickinson, majoring in music composition and theory, and later earned a Master of Divinity degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary in preparation for his ordination in the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches. In 2005, after a few years of service as an ordained pastor in the UFMCC, David returned to his alma mater to join the Dickinson Music faculty, where he taught piano, accompanied choral ensembles, coached vocal students, and directed musical theatre until the spring of 2013 before leaving that position to focus on his work with the Unitarian Universalist Association and freelance pursuits, including an active relationship with the educational and performance programming at Open Stage of Harrisburg.

Since accepting the position of UUCV Music Director in 2007, David has earned the respect of his colleagues in the Unitarian Universalist Musicians Network (UUMN) through his participation in Association-Wide Professional Development Days and other networking, as well as the publication of original liturgical music, anthems, and drama that have been used at UU churches across the country. His workshops in worship planning, liturgical design, and public speaking have been featured at Joseph Priestley District Worship Arts Festivals since 2010, and have earned praise from attendees, including District Executive Rev. Dr. Richard Speck. He also sits on the UUA Council for Cross-Cultural Engagement, which meets annually in Boston.

David has performed as a featured vocalist for thousands of Unitarian Universalists from across the globe in attendance at the UUA's General Assemblies since 2011, and he has been named the the Music Coordinator for that event in 2013 and 2014. It was also at General Assembly 2013 in Louisville, KY, that David received official certification as a UUA Credentialed Music Leader, which title acknowledges the completion of a three-year program of continuing education in UU music, history, and ministry. He now serves as an advisor in that program for upcoming credentialing candidates.

In addition to his work for Dickinson and the UUA, David composes, arranges, performs, and records with the vocal trio Three Twelve, whose first full album, Something Begun (including 11 original Glasgow compositions) released in January, 2012 at a packed-house release concert held in the UUCV meeting house.

David and his spouse, Mark, have been together since 1995, and share a home with four cats in Boiling Springs.

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