David Madeira is an internationally performed composer, conductor, educator, and percussionist located in Nashville, Tennessee. He is the Associate Director of Music at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church where his adult chamber choir gives numerous performances and Sunday offerings throughout the year. His compositions have been performed across the country and abroad, and have been broadcast on NPR and PBS as well as featured at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC). He has completed numerous commissions for various university, diocesan, and professional organizations as well as for individual performers. David also teaches music theory and aural skills at Belmont University, with courses ranging from Music Fundamentals to Post-Tonal Theory. He resides just South of Nashville in Franklin, TN, with his wife Elizabeth.
David received a Master of Music degree in Composition and Bachelor’s degree in Composition and Music Theory from Belmont University. He studied composition with Grammy-nominated composer Bill Pursell and percussion with Christopher Norton. David has also received instruction from Joan Tower, Daniel Gawthrop, Donald McCullough, and Michael Rose.