David J. Downs

Interdisciplinary musician — composer, arranger, performer

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Mr. Downs has wide experience as an instructor and guest lecturer on music composition and arranging.

Instructor for Applied Lessons in music composition
Columbia, Missouri
Private studio instruction in composition and arranging.

Instructor for Applied Lessons in brass performance
Columbia, Missouri
Private studio instruction in brass instrument performance, with emphasis on trumpet.

Instructor for Experiments ensemble workshop
Missouri Fine Arts Academy (Springfield, Missouri)
Course on experimental collaborative music composition within a chamber ensemble setting for Missouri high school students identified as gifted in the performing arts.

Instructor for Interdisciplinary course
Missouri Fine Arts Academy (Springfield, Missouri)
Experiential activities in music improvisation and composition (as well as the visual arts, dance, and theatre) for Missouri high school students identified as gifted in the performing arts.

Instructor for Intermediate Electronic Music Composition course
Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
Applied private instruction in electronic music composition for undergraduate students.

Instructor for Instrumental Music ensemble
Hallsville Elementary School (Hallsville, Missouri)
Weekly classes on music improvisation, composition, and performance for twenty-five second, third, and fourth grade elementary school students.

Instructor for General Music classes
Hallsville Elementary School (Hallsville, Missouri)
Lessons on music composition, songwriting, and orchestration for third and fourth grade elementary school students.

Guest lecturer for Music Composition course
Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
Seminar on music arranging for undergraduate and graduate music majors studying applied composition.

Guest lecturer for Electronic Music course
Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
Seminar on musical composition techniques for electronic instrumentation.

Guest lecturer for Instrumental Methods, Elementary and Secondary course
Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
Seminar on arranging techniques for instrumental music education majors.