Dr. David Cutler

david-cutlerDr. David Cutler balances a varied career as a jazz and classical composer, pianist, educator, arranger, conductor, collaborator, concert producer, author, blogger, consultant, and speaker. In all these pursuits, he works to push boundaries while connecting with new audiences. His book The Savvy Musician: Building a Career, Earning a Living, & Making a Difference (www.savvymusician.com) was heralded by Jeff Ziegler of the Kronos Quartet as “hands down, the most valuable resource I’ve come across for the aspiring musician.”

A multi-dimensional composer who listens voraciously to a colossal range of musical styles, his enormously eclectic output reflects this musical world, with a vocabulary ranging from beautiful lyricism to unusual sounds, dissonant clashes, and bizarre juxtapositions. Cutler’s works have been commissioned and performed by artists such as the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Classical Orchestra of Milan, Repertory Symphony Orchestra, LAVIE Singers, Korean Chamber Ensemble, Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Boston Brass, Airmen of Note Air Force Big Band, New Century Saxophone Quartet, singer Nancy Wilson, trumpeter Sean Jones, harpist Jung, and saxophonist Benny Golson. His music often interfaces with dance, film, actors, costumes, stage design, and visual artists.

Cutler studied at the University of Miami (BM), Hochschule für Musik in Vienna, Austria, Eastman School of Music (MM), and Indiana University (DM). He currently teaches at Duquesne University, where he also serves as the Director of Music Entrepreneurship. For more information, please visit www.trunkmusic.org.

Dr. David Cutler

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