David Wise


David Wise

Member Of:

Prescott Chamber Orchestra

Originally from New Haven, CT, Dave is a multitalented musician and violist with a lively passion for music; classical, folk, hiphop, jazz, and anything else you can dance to. His greatest joys are playing chamber music with good friends and performing symphonic works for wide audiences. His current dedication is in early-childhood teaching, which stems from his several summers (‘10-‘16) coaching chamber music with youth at Elm City Chamberfest, a summer music festival held in New Haven, Yale.
As a child, along with his three siblings, David first learned violin at the Bethwood Suzuki school in Woodbridge, CT. Eventually, after many years of violin, the sensuous, mellow tones of the viola would call to him undeniably as a teen (…as many other former violinists can relate). Switching permanently to the viola, he then studied at Neighborhood Music School, with violinist Mark Rike. During these inspired years David played with an array of ensembles including the Greater New Haven Youth Orchestra, both Southern CT regional and all-state orchestras, traveled to Tuscany Italy with Music Adventure (CT), and performed in the inaugural New Haven Symphony Orchestra Contemporary Youth Orchestra under NHSO conductor William Boughton. Dave ultimately finished his formal viola studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with renowned violist Kathryn Lockwood.
Having moved away from the career path of viola performance, David is currently a practicing early-childhood educator in Prescott AZ, at K-8 Skyview School, Inc. as well as “Nature Camp”, a nature & placed-based day program for kids 5 – 10. His interests in this realm include mindfulness, outdoor adventure, and play-centered education. He plans to someday complete an advanced degree in Education, explore the world, and continue playing classical music for all ears. Dave is thrilled to now be playing in the Prescott Chamber Orchestra and freelance as much as he can!

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Youth (18 & Under): $4

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Prescott Chamber Orchestra
P.O. Box 2471
Prescott, AZ 86302
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