Florida International University Concert Choir gave the premiere of my new choral work, “Give Me a Song,” under the direction of my dear colleague Dr. Erynn Millard. You can listen to it here.
David presented “Whole-Hearted Teaching: Bringing a Different Kind of Science into the Studio” at the 2022 ICVT Conference in Vienna this August. This is David’s third such presentation for the conference, held every four years.
David has been invited to speak at the 2022 ICVT Conference taking place in Vienna from August 3-7. His topic is “Whole-Hearted Teaching: Bringing a Different Kind of Science into the Studio.” To find out more about the conference, click here.
David performed his first solo show in over 20 years at GreenRoom 42 on Saturday, June 18, 2022. In the show, entitled Sing Happy, David talks about moving past negative narratives to claim his space standing center stage. You can watch the entire show by clicking here.
David has been asked to speak at the International Congress of Voice Teachers Conference in Vienna in August, 2022. His presentation, entitled “Whole-Hearted Teaching: Bringing a Different Kind of Science into the Studio,” will share developing research on how curiosity, vulnerability, mindfulness, and self-care can be effective tools to guiding a student’s vocal journey (in addition to pedagogical knowledge). For more information about the conference, click here.
David’s new textbook Performing in Contemporary Musicals, co-written with Laura Josepher, is available for pre-order through Routledge Press. Performing in Contemporary Musicals brings into sharp focus the skills performers must possess when tackling shows that are newly written, in development, or somewhere in-between. Click here for more information and to purchase the book.
Tony Award winner André De Shields (Hadestown), Aisha Jackson (Frozen), L Morgan Lee (A Strange Loop), and Ahmad Maksoud (The Visitor) reflect on their lives and share insights on making the theatre more equitable in Series 2 of Draw the Circle Wide, created by songwriting team Tom Gualtieri and David Sisco. First episode drops on October 14. Click here for more information, click here.
As our industry continues to have long-overdue conversations about race, equity, and inclusion, we must acknowledge, celebrate, and support BIPOC musical theatre creators (not just in February). Head to my TEACHER page to see a newly compiled list of musicals created by BIPOC theatre artists, or click here.
David and Tom launched a brand new website with a full music store this week. Check out www.gualtieriandsisco to see all the work they have created during their 17+ year collaboration.
Tom Gualtieri and David Sisco release Tony Award winner Ali Stroker’s performance of their song, “Patricia in 5N,” written for Ali based on their conversations on their interview series, Draw the Circle Wide. Watch the video here.