Born August 4, 1970, David M. Shere began playing the piano at the age of six, performing in numerous recitals throughout his childhood.
At eleven David began playing acoustic guitar, later taking up the electric guitar and pursuing interests in rock, blues and jazz.
David studied music theory and
In June 2000, David received his
Associate of Arts diploma [A.A.] from
From 2000-2001, David studied at the University of California at Santa Barbara with Jeremy Haladyna.
From 2001-2003, David studied at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, WA with Amy Rubin and Roger Nelson.
David graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Music degree [B.of M.] from Cornish in May 2003.
In September of 2003, David returned to UC Santa Barbara to pursue graduate studies in Music Composition.
David completed his Master of Arts [M.A.] and doctorate [Ph.D.] degrees in Music Composition at UC Santa Barbara in 2006 and 2007.
David taught guitar
privately at Jensen
Guitar & Music Co.
In August of 2012, David relocated to Seattle, WA to join the faculty of Music Center of the Northwest.
David has had acoustic and electronic
works performed by the
Odeon string quartet, the
CREATE, and the UCSB Ensemble for Contemporary Music.
His installation work "Faces of the Elder Gods" was included in the Spring 2005 ECM Primavera Festival at UCSB.
David is an endorsee for Godin Guitars.
David M. Shere, Ph.D.
Music Center of the Northwest