David Arthur

David Arthur
Region: Ontario
David Arthur

Organization: Kitchener-Waterloo Philharmonic Choir
Profile Type: Performer
I Play: Double bass

Biography:

Dave Arthur was for many years a music educator, band director and science teacher in the high schools of the Waterloo Region of Ontario, Canada. He has an M.S. in Music Education from the University of Illinois where his teachers of instrumentation and band orchestration included Salvatore Martirano, Guy Duker, and Mark Hindsley. He recently retired as a long time bass trombone and tuba player in the Wellington Wind Symphony, but continues as choral singer in the Grand Philharmonic Choir. He has also recently taken up double bass and plays in the K-W Community Orchestra. In 2009 he was honoured as Musician of the Year by the Canadian Band Association Ontario Chapter.
Dave has done a number of transcriptions and several original compositions for wind ensemble and self-publishes them as DavArtMusic.
DavArtMusic believes very strongly in the importance of arts education in general and of music education in particular. Music education must endeavour to introduce students to the richness, diversity and expressive import of all eras, styles and forms of music. To that end, band students need to experience excellent arrangements of popular music, jazz and musical shows, the finest of original compositions for band, and quality arrangements and transcriptions of the music of the great composers from Early Music to Classical to Romantic to 20th and 21st Century.

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