David Wallace


David Wallace

A faculty member of The Juilliard School and a Senior Teaching Artist at the New York Philharmonic, Dr. David Wallace has been broadcast as a soloist on National Public Radio, CBS and ABC television, WQXR radio's McGraw-Hill Young Artist's Showcase, and the international gospel music radio show Live from the Lamb's. David's concert appearances include performances with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the New York premiere of Stefano Gervasoni's Viola Concerto in Alice Tully Hall, a 20-concert Visiting Artist's Residency in Michigan, and collaborations with multi-instrumentalist and composer Mark O'Connor.

David has composed or improvised music for eighteen professional New York theater productions, arranged and recorded violin solos for PBS television's Frontier House miniseries, and transmogrified dozens of Texas swing and jazz standards as the violinist of The Doc Wallace Trio, which is currently on the tour roster of the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education. Recently fulfilled commissions include chamber works for inner-city children, a sextet and septet for the New York Philharmonic, and an electronic work for the Juilliard School's Centennial celebrations. He has received three ASCAPLUS awards in recognition of his compositions' many performances in schools, churches, and unconventional venues, and received a grant from the American Music Center to assist in the premiere performance of A William Blake Rhapsody at New York's 92nd Street Y.

As a Teaching Artist in the New York Philharmonic's radical Very Young Composers Program, David serves as "scribe and cheerleader" for 'ordinary' 3rd through 5th graders who compose original works for New York Philharmonic musicians. Additionally, David holds multi-year residencies through the Philharmonic's School Partnership Program, in which classes compose and perform works ranging from plastic recorder blues rhapsodies to Baroque concerti grossi. In 2002, David's numerous creative contributions were honored with the first annual $10,000 McGraw-Hill Companies' Robert Sherman Award for Music Education and Community Outreach, presented to musicians who have distinguished themselves as artists and educators. His recent book from McGraw-Hill, Reaching Out: A Musician's Guide to Interactive Performance, empowers musicians to apply ear-opening aesthetic education techniques in concert settings.

David received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree with the Richard French Prize from the Juilliard School, where he was assistant to Karen Tuttle. His critically-acclaimed recordings are available at cdbaby.com.

Articles by David Wallace:

Reaching Out: A Musicians’ Guide to Interactive Performance
June 26, 2019