May 31, 2015

Music Director, David Schultz

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David Schultz is the Music Director and Conductor of the Livingston Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to his position with the LSO he is the Associate Conductor of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra. He also serves as the JSO’s Production Manager, Community Music School Director, and Music Director of the Jackson Youth Symphony.

In May 2011, David received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Orchestral Conducting at Michigan State University under the guidance of Leon Gregorian and Raphael Jimenez.

Prior to his doctoral work, he graduated magna cum laude from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Music degree in Viola Performance where he studied with Matthew Michelic.

During his time at Lawrence he studied conducting with both Bridget-Michaele Reischl and David Becker, and also spent a semester in Vienna, Austria, where he studied both viola and conducting with Matthias Maurer.

He has studied conducting with Marin Alsop and Gustav Meier at the Cabrillo Festival for Contemporary Music, with Harold Farberman and Leon Botstein at the Conductors Institute at Bard College in New York, and with Christophe Chagnard of the Northwest Sinfonietta. He has been a participant at the Aspen Summer Music Festival in Colorado.

In 2008 he received his Master of Music degree in Viola Performance at Michigan State University under the tutelage of Robert Dan, with additional studies as a Master’s Conducting Apprentice.

In the fall of 2011 Dr. Schultz was hired as an adjunct faculty member at Michigan State University, serving as Music Director of the contemporary-music ensemble Musique 21 and as the Opera Rehearsal Conductor. He has previously held positions with the Mason Orchestral Society as Music Director of the Mason Philharmonic and Assistant Conductor of the Mason Symphony.

An active professional violist as well, he is member of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra; his playing experience also includes the Battle Creek and Jackson symphonies in Michigan, the Green Bay Symphony and Fox Valley Symphony in Wisconsin, and the Northwest Sinfonietta and Tacoma Symphony Orchestra in Washington.

Also active as a professional film composer and arranger, he has scored films in Sisbro Studio’s “Riddle Solvers” series, including Riddle in a Bottle and the upcoming release Shark Riddle.

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