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David Gilliland


D.M.A. University of Minnesota
M.M. Eastman School of Music
B.M. DePauw University


I am the Artist Associate in Accompanying for the Davidson Music Department, and a highly regarded interpreter of choral and wind literature.

For over a decade, I worked as a staff pianist for the University of Michigan, and for four years was also the accompanist for the prestigious Michigan Men's Glee Club, being prominently featured on their tours to Cuba, China and both the East and West Coasts of the United States. I have performed with leading artists such as Joseph Alessi (trombone), Carol Jantsch (tuba), Amy Porter (flute), and George Shirley (voice). Recent recordings include the complete wind compositions of Henri Dutilleux and the low brass works of Robert Denham.

Previously, I served as the Director of Accompanying at Albion College, and the Collaborative Piano Coordinator for the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp. I have accompanied both the William C. Byrd and Sphinx Competitions. I am also a founding member of the Aurea Silva Trio, a modern chamber group consisting of flute, bassoon and piano. Last year, I was one of the convention pianists for the National Flute Association in Chicago.

My teachers include Jean Barr, Margo Garrett and Karl Paulnack.