Featured Ensemble Director

David Schumacher

Pentucket Regional High School, West Newbury, MA

David Schumacher is an active composer, bandleader, and educator. His experience in each field ranges from professional NYC players down to first year students. Schumacher’s jazz orchestra album Edge of the Mind was released to rave reviews, and was named a CDBaby Editor’s Pick and Top 10 Jazz Album of 2009. His music has been commissioned and performed by artists, bands, and schools across the country including at the Kennedy Center and Jordan Hall.

David is in his 18th year as Director of Jazz for Pentucket Regional High School, and is the Innovation School Team Leader for the Pentucket Music Conservatory.

David holds a MM in Jazz Studies: Composition from NEC with Distinction in Performance and High Honors. His principal teachers include Bob Brookmeyer and Branford Marsalis.

          January 26, 2019