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David Bridges

David Bridges

David Bridges has composed music on commission for The Middle Tennessee Symphony Orchestra, The Nashville Ballet and Belmont University, The Murfreesboro Youth Orchestra, Belle Voci (a professional choral organization), The Nashville Chamber Singers, The Belmont University Chamber Singers, The Nashville Ballet, The Stones River Chamber Players of Middle Tennessee State University, The Arts Festival of Faith of Alexandria, Louisiana, The J. Laiten Weed Trust of Yankton, South Dakota, Neal Ramsay and the Neal Ramsay Duo, The Nashville Children’s Choir, and other concert, church, academic, and professional venues both in the US and Europe. He has been a guest artist for the Tennessee Arts Academy and composer and guest artist for the Huntsville Academy of Arts and Academics.

His New York City Suite was premiered in Carnegie Hall by the Nashville Children’s Choir and Neal Ramsay, concert saxophonist, and his piece for treble voices and piano, The Music of Your Life was also premiered in Carnegie Hall by the Nashville Children’s Choir and is the title composition for their tenth anniversary recording. The Neal Ramsay Duo and Neal Ramsay and the Meridian and Ruggieri String Quartets have toured nationally with his Dance Suite for Saxophone and String Quartet and Sound Bites for Saxophone and Piano . His music has been featured on Public Radio International's program, Music Through the Night, and on BBC radio. His choral arrangements have been performed on "Tokens" a Thanksgiving-themed radio program that is broadcast nationally on Thanksgiving Day.

 His compositions for choral groups, handbell choirs, and instrumental ensembles have been published by national firms and his music has been recorded on the WindPrint and Integra labels. Much of his music is also published by his own company, DMB Music.

Dr. Bridges holds a Ph. D. in music history from the George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. He was selected in a national search to be a Fellow of Melodious Accord which enabled him to study composition and arranging with Alice Parker in New York City.

He presently teaches music theory and music history  at Belmont University.