Visiting Assistant Professor of Composition, Music Theory and Technology
David MacDonald's music has been performed at venues around the world, including Carnegie's
Weill Recital Hall. He is from St. Louis, Missouri and received a BM in composition
and trumpet performance from the University of Missouri - Columbia and a MM and DMA
in composition from Michigan State University. He has studied composition with Ricardo
Lorenz, W. Thomas McKenney, and Stefan Freund.
David has been honored by the BMI Student Composer Awards, the Sinquefield Family Foundation, and Michigan State University Honors Competition. He has been commissioned by the Hastings College Symphonic Band, h2 Quartet, and others.
David is one of the founders of SoundNotionTV, a podcast network featuring audio and video shows about music and the arts. He serves on the board of directors of Null-state, a non-profit organization promoting research and education in computer music. Previously, he served as president of the Central Florida Composers Forum, Director of Digital Media for the Timucua Arts Foundation, and founder and co-Artistic Director of SCENE&heard, a new music concert series at the (SCENE) Metrospace gallery in East Lansing, Michigan.
He joins the faculty of the School of Music at Wichita State University in the fall of 2018 to teach composition. He has previously taught at the University of Central Florida, Grand Valley State University, and Michigan State University.
Office: B210, Duerksen Fine Arts Center