Composer and trombonist
Composer and trombonist
David Witter
David Witter


David James Witter Composer, Educator, Trombonist
309 Manor Drive, Columbia, MO 65203 (847) 970-1532


Resident Composer for the International Composer’s Festival, University of Missouri — 2013
 Selected as the University of Missouri’s representative to their composition festival, where acclaimed chamber orchestra Alarm Will Sound premiered and recorded his work Compassionate Lights

Sinquefield Composition Prize Recipient, University of Missouri — 2012
 Commissioned by Dr. Jeanne Sinquefield to write a new work, Missouri, for the University Philharmonic Orchestra, which premiered at the University of Missouri Chancellor’s Concert, March 11, 2013

Elected member of Gamma Gamma chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda — 2012
 Recognized by colleagues and faculty for membership in national honor society

Garden Symphony, Missouri Botanical Garden — 2011
 Commissioned by the Sinquefield Foundation to participate in the composition of a new work, Garden Symphony, commemorating the Missouri Botanical Garden, and the President Emeritus indoctrination of luminary Peter Raven, entitled Garden Music


Mizzou K12 + High School Serviços Educacionais Partnership in Brazil — January 2016 - present
 Assists with teaching students from Brazil for a specialized program, which offers dual Brazilian and American high school diplomas, as well as a fast track for attendance at the University of Missouri upon completion, for courses including American History, English 9A & 10A, and College Prep

Mizzou K12 High School Music Education — December 2013 - present
 Manages course design and assignment assessment for MU’s online high school Mizzou K-12 Music Appreciation class, drawing on both pedagogical and musicological backgrounds

Palen Music Center — June 2016 - present
 Teaches beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons in piano, guitar, flute, french horn, trombone, and tuba

Mill Creek Elementary School — August 2014 - June 2016
 Taught general music education to grades K-5

Columbia Public Schools (Alpha Hart, Mill Creek, and Shepard Elementary Schools) — January 2013 - August 2014
 Taught general music education to grades K-3


University of Missouri — Teacher’s Certification in Instrumental Music for K-12 in Missouri, 2013
 Created and carried out lesson plans during coursework that both exemplify national teaching standards, and incorporate new and effective methods of teaching stimulating and transferable content

University of Missouri — Masters in Music-Composition, 2012
 Taught various University ensembles, including the University of Missouri Creative Improvising Ensemble, the MU Concert Jazz Band, the MU New Music Ensemble, and the MU Trombone Choir

University of Missouri — Bachelors in Music-Composition, 2010
 Received Mizzou ’39 award, where select graduating seniors are recognized for academic achievement, leadership, and service to the community


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