Curriculum Vitae

Resume/Work History


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 composition at College of Dupage, Glen Ellyn, IL.

In June 2000, David received his Associate of Arts diploma [A.A.] from College of Dupage.


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 Santa Barbara, CA from 2007-2012.

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 Seattle Chamber Players,

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.

Guitar Lessons

Music Center of the Northwest