School of the Arts, Media + Culture SAMC

David Squires, Ph.D.

Dean, School of the Arts, Media + Culture; Professor of Music; Artistic Director, Verge Conference on the Arts (TWU)

  • Biography

    Dr. Squires' professional experience includes over 20 years on faculty at TWU; various part-time university teaching positions; and 11 years as full-time worship pastor in various churches across Canada.

    Recent Important Compositions

    • Sanctuary (SATB a cappella; 2015)
    • The Best Is Yet To Be (soprano and piano; 2014)
    • Wave After Wave (concerto for harp and orchestra, premiered April 2013)
    • Magnificat (double choir and orchestra; premiered December 2012)
    • Bright Shiny Objects (trombone quintet; 2010)
    • Where Angels Dance (concerto for violin and orchestra; premiered April 2007)
    • God Ever Breath (mezzo-soprano, flute, piano, string orchestra; premiered November 2005)
    • Table Songs (communion liturgy for flexible instrumentation; premiered November 2004)
    • Come...Help Me Lament (soprano, male choir, piano, string orchestra; multimedia work w. projected visual art by Erica Grimm-Vance; premiered Fall 2003)
  • Education

    • Ph.D. (Composition) State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, 1993.
    • MMus (Composition) University of Toronto, 1981
    • BMus (Performance) University of Western Ontario, 1979
  • Memberships & Affiliations

    • Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers
    • Society for Christian Scholarship in Music (formerly Forum on Music and Christian Scholarship)
  • Awards & Honours

    • Rooted and Reaching Award (administrator), TWU, August 2013

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