David earned the Master
of Music degree in conducting from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Texas.
His extensive study of solo and chamber repertoire placed him under the
coaching of Janos Starker, Lynn Harrell, Claus Adam, Leonard Rose and Samuel Mays. David
received a Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance degree from Indiana University, where he studied
with Fritz Magg.
Since coming to
Atlanta, David frequently performs in the Southeast as soloist, and chamber
musician where he also serves as pedagogue, composer and arranger. He regularly
plays with the Atlanta Opera and has recorded as soloist and chamber musician
on several CD recordings and has also recorded with Trey Anastasio, Steve
Green, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant and others.
Currently, David is the
Director of Orchestras at His Masters Voice School of Music and Art in
Stockbridge, GA. He has completed his eighth year in that position and, for the past two years, has been the Director of Orchestras at Joyful
Noise Band, a homeschool music school in Marietta, GA. David also conducts
David has two daughters
who are now grown. His eldest, Sara, is a harpist and has received the Bachelor of Music degree in performance from
Columbus State University. She is currently enrolled at University of Michigan's Music School to receive the Master's degree in harp performance. His youngest, Ana, works with neglected animals and has recently joined the police force in Gwinnett County. He attends a new church plant, Tucker Presbyterian Church, and is head musician there composing and arranging for string quintet, flutes and piano weekly.
More information may be
found on CMA website here: https://chambermusicatlanta.com/atlanta-musicians/david-hancock/