or more than a decade, David Barton has forged a wide-ranging career in the sphere of the performing arts.
At the age of 25, he began a successful private teaching practice in Gloucester, specializing in teaching flute, piano, singing (including music theatre) and music theory. He has a deep interest in, and whole-hearted commitment to music education, developing innovative teaching methods, comprehensive and well-rounded curricula, and workshop-based and performance opportunities for students.
He works with a wide range of ages and abilities, encouraging each individual to explore a varied assortment of musical experiences and activities.
He has been involved in local amateur drama performances, including major musical theatre productions such as The Little Shop of Horrors, Crazy for You and Guys & Dolls
He has served as director and musical director for other productions, and has worked extensively behind the scenes too, maintaining a keen interest in the artistic and design elements of theater production.
As a pianist, he has accompanied numerous examination candidates, choirs and ensembles; and has been a church organist since the age of 14.
He gives regular organ recitals, and is often in demand as an accompanist and organist at weddings and other special services.
He is currently Director of Music at Saint John’s Northgate, Gloucester, England.
He is an internationally-published composer, with performances of his works occurring worldwide.
His music is diverse in style and instrumentation, with the intention to be accessible and enjoyable.
He has worked extensively with young composers, encouraging them to develop their skills and to enjoy composing.
In addition to his work as a teacher, composer and accompanist, he contributes regularly to a number of music-related magazines and journals, writing on a wide range of issues, particularly in relation to music education.
His music is published in the United Kingdom by Fagus Music, Da Capo Music Ltd, Nymet Music, Phylloscopus Publications and Canasg Choral; in the US by GIA Publications, Adoro Music Publishing, Augsburg Fortress, Amber Waves Publishing, Calabrese Brothers, BRS Music Inc, OCP, and Imagine Music Publishing; and in Canada by Lighthouse Music Publications.
CanticaNOVA Publications is pleased to offer David Barton's music in our catalog:
David's website may be found at www.davidbartonmusic.co.uk.