David Gilliland is a versatile pianist, comfortable performing in mediums ranging from classical to jazz, and from opera to musical theater. He frequently performs with a diverse array of vocalists, instrumentalists, and chamber ensembles across the United States. Professional highlights include collaborations with the Sphinx Competition, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, and as a convention pianist for the National Flute Association.
In 2019, David joined the faculty of the University of Rhode Island Department of Music. Previously, he had served on the faculties of Albion College, the University of Michigan, and Davidson College, and for six years was the Collaborative Piano Coordinator for the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp. Commercial recordings of his include the complete wind compositions of Henri Dutilleux, the low brass works of Robert Denham, and 20th century Czech Flute Sonatas. Published arrangements of his can be purchased at TrevCo-Varner Music and Theodore Presser Company. David holds degrees in collaborative piano from the Eastman School of Music (M.M.) and the University of Minnesota (D.M.A.); his primary teachers include Jean Barr, Margo Garrett and Karl Paulnack. This is his first season at KMF.