Dr. David De Lyser is an Assistant Professor of Music at UW-Marshfield/Wood County, where he teaches Music Theory, Aural Skills, Fundamentals, Music Appreciation, Jazz History, History of Rock and Roll, and conducts the University/Community Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Concert Choir. He also directs the summer high school choir camp at the university, and is a clinician and adjudicator for local school ensembles and both local and state solo and ensemble contests. |
Dr. De Lyserís string orchestra composition, Memoria, was the winner of the 2005 Mercury Ensemble Composition Award. His song cycle, A Soldierís Passage, was performed at the 2005 College Music Society Regional Conference in Denver. In addition, he has had compositions performed or premiered by the University of Portland Orchestra, the Fort Hays State University Concert Choir, the Fort Collins High School Orchestra, and the Rocky Mountain Chorale.
He earned a D.A. degree from the University of Northern Colorado with a primary emphasis in Music Theory and Composition and a secondary emphasis in Conducting. In addition to the UW Marshfield/Wood County performing ensembles, his conducting experience includes the 2006 Marawood Conference Honors Choir in Wisconsin, and various band, orchestra, and choral ensembles in Northern Colorado and in the Portland area. He has previously taught at the University of Northern Colorado, Portland Community College, and the University of Portland, where he received a M.A. degree in Composition.
Dr. De Lyser is a trumpet player and vocalist, and currently performs with the UW Marshfield/Wood County Symphony and Jazz Ensemble. His previous performance experience includes professional choirs in the Portland and Northern Colorado area, pit orchestras for various regional and dinner theatres in the Chicago and Twin Citiesí area, and other various instrumental and vocal ensembles throughout the West and Midwest.