Dr. David Gilliland
David Gilliland is a highly regarded interpreter of wind and brass literature, and has performed with leading artists such as Joseph Alessi (trombone), Carol Jantsch (tuba), Amy Porter (flute) and George Shirley (voice). After working as a staff pianist for the University of Michigan Wind Department and accompanist for the Michigan Men's Glee Club, he joined the faculty of the Davidson College Music Department in 2014. David received his Master's in Accompanying and Chamber Music from the Eastman School of Music; his Doctorate in Collaborative Piano is from the University of Minnesota. Former teachers include Jean Barr, Margo Garrett and Karl Paulnack. Previously, David has served as the Director of Accompanying at Albion College, and was the Collaborative Piano Coordinator for the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp for six years. He has accompanied both the William C. Byrd and Sphinx Competitions, and is a founding member of the Aurea Silva Trio, a modern chamber group consisting of flute, bassoon and piano. Recent recordings include the complete wind compositions of Henri Dutilleux and the low brass works of Robert Denham. This past August he was a convention pianist for the National Flute Association in Chicago.