DAVID

CONDUCTOR + EDUCATOR

WACYK

 

BIO

 

DR. DAVID WACYK is a conductor and educator dedicated to serving students, the community, and the profession through meaningful music making. David serves as Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Saint Martin's University in Lacey, Washington, where he conducts the SMU Wind Ensemble and the Saints Pep Band, and teaches music theory.  

 

Before coming to Saint Martin's University, David taught instrumental conducting at Towson University, and as a Doctoral student at the University of Maryland he served as Assistant Conductor of the Wind Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Prior to his Doctoral work, David was Director of Bands at North Harford High School, where he directed instrumental ensembles and taught music theory. 

 

David's scholarship focuses on the modernist wind music of Twentieth-century composers, including Igor Stravinsky and Edgard Varèse. Most recently, David has accepted an invitation to discuss the wind music of Ida Gotkovksy at the 2020 College Band Directors National Association's West/Northwest Conference. Additionally, in 2014 he was invited by the Maryland Music Educators Association to present a performance plus session entitled “Chamber Ensembles: Creating Better Musicians for the Greater Good. From 2009-2015 David was the founding conductor of the Upper Chesapeake Wind Ensemble, and in 2012 David was awarded second place for the American Prize in conducting. 

David holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree and Master of Music degree in Conducting from University of Maryland, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Western Michigan University.  David maintains an active schedule as a guest conductor and clinician throughout the United States. He resides in Yelm, Washington with his wife Laurel, and son Roger.

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RESUME

RESUME

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Doctor of Musical Arts

Conducting 

 May/2019

University of Maryland

Master of Music

Conducting

May/2012

University of Maryland

Bachelor of Music Education

May/2007

Western Michigan University

EDUCATION

 

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2019-Present

Assistant Professor of Music

Director of Bands

Saint Martin's University

Lacey, WA

2018-2019

Adjunct Instructor

(Instrumental Conducting)

Towson University

Towson, MD

2016-2019

Graduate Assistant Conductor

University of Maryland Wind Orchestra

University of Maryland Wind Ensemble

College Park, MD

2012-2015

Director of Bands

North Harford High School

Pylesville, MD

2011-2012

Director 

City of Falls Church Concert Band

Falls Church, VA

2010-2012

Graduate Assistant

Mighty Sound of Maryland 

University of Maryland Wind Orchestra

College Park, MD

Conductor/Founder

2009-2015

Upper Chesapeake Wind Ensemble

Bel Air, MD

Band and Orchestra Director

2007-2010

Church Creek Elementary School

Belcamp, MD

(Upon request)

(Upon request)

 

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