David Schultz - Viola

Dr. David Schultz enjoys a diverse career as a conductor, violist, and composer based in Dexter, Michigan.

David is the music director and conductor of the Dexter Community Orchestra, the Livingston Symphony Orchestra, and the Mason Symphony Orchestra.  Previous conducting positions include associate conductor of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, conductor of the Jackson Youth Symphony, conductor of the Mason Youth Symphony, and conductor of the contemporary-music ensemble Musique 21 at Michigan State University.  As a guest conductor he has worked with high school orchestra programs in Chelsea, Dexter, Jackson, and Okemos.

As a violist, David is member of the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, and also frequently plays with many orchestras throughout mid-Michigan.  He is a violist and co-founder of the Lansing-based contemporary-music ensemble ConTempus Initiative.

David's compositions and arrangements have been performed by the Jackson Symphony Orchestra, Jackson Youth Symphony Orchestra, Livingston Symphony Orchestra, and Northwest Repertory Singers in Tacoma, WA.  He has scored films for Sisbro Studios’s “Riddle Solvers” series, and has arranged for singers Laith Al-Saadi and Stephanie Anne Johnson, both finalists on NBC’s “The Voice.”

David received his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Orchestral Conducting from Michigan State University, and holds a Master of Music in Viola Performance from Michigan State University, and a Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance from Lawrence University.

Last updated September 2021