Dr. David Kish
Director of Bands
A native of Hershey, Pennsylvania, Dr. David Kish is Director of Bands and Associate Professor of Music at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Dr. Kish conducts the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and teaches conducting and music education courses. He serves as a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Innovation, is founding director of the MSU Denver Wind Band Celebration, and received the 2010 Faculty Senate Teaching Excellence Award. In 2011, Dr. Kish was appointed Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Evergreen Chamber Orchestra.
Prior to his appointment at MSU Denver, Dr. Kish served as Associate Director of Bands and Franklin Fellow at the University of Georgia. His writings on wind literature, conducting pedagogy, and music education have been published in The Instrumentalist Magazine, Journal of Band Research, Music Educators Journal, Tempo, CBDNA Research Report, and three volumes of the popular resource texts, "Teaching Music through Performance in Band." Dr. Kish has been on the Summer Music Camp Faculties at the University of Alabama, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and was Associate Director of Summer Camps at the University of Georgia.
Dr. Kish earned the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in Instrumental Conducting and Music Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and the Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.