Born and raised in eastern Ohio, David Chen studied conducting, voice, and piano at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music. David returned to Gresham two years ago to take over direction of the GCC. The children appreciate David's demand for quality performances while still maintaining a fun and playful atmosphere.
As a performer, he has sung in Los Angeles with the USC Thornton Choral Artists under the direction of Helen Von Allen. He has also been working on a project to edit and perform the sacred works of Hildegard of Bingen. Look for the premier of his efforts next summer.