David specializes in new music, American music, and the intricacies of communication in choral singing and conducting. He is the co-creator and developer of the educational website www.voicescienceworks.org. As a composer, David writes primarily for the voice. His works range from multi-movement compositions to song arrangements, and he regularly works to utilize artistic elements across stylistic boundaries. Many of his choral works are upbeat, by contrast to much of the choral repertoire. His pieces not published by See-a-Dot are available for download at drdavidharrismusic.org.
In addition to leading the College Choir and Chamber Singers at Holy Cross, he began Triad: Boston’s Choral Collective, a group that specializes in contemporary choral music, and sings bass in the LidaBros barbershop Quartet. David earned degrees from the University of Alabama, and Oklahoma, and a DMA in Choral Conducting and Literature at the University of Colorado. While in Boulder, David began Jubilate, a 50-voice a cappella touring choir, served as chorus director for the Boulder Bach Festival and associate artistic director for the Denver Bach Society, in addition to producing concerts of his own work.
In New York, David served as the assistant director to Harold Rosenbaum’s Canticum Novum, conducted the Columbia University Glee Club, sang and conducted in C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective, conducted the Brearley Singers and Chamber Orchestra, built a men’s choir at the Grammy Award winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy, and taught middle school boys at the Collegiate School. David is a voting member in the Pan American Vocal Association, the first professional organization devoted to vocology, and studied with Ingo Titze at the NCVS Summer Vocology Institute in Salt Lake City.