David Beck || Repertory Orchestra
David Beck joined ESYO in 2000, and currently serves as the ESYO Repertory conductor. A graduate of Ithaca College and the Hartt School of Music, David’s primary instruments are cello, tuba and string & electric bass. David has been a string specialist in the Bethlehem Central School District since 1991. Throughout his tenure, David has taught string lessons and orchestral ensembles in grades six through 12, and has cultivated a notable chamber program, which he founded in 1994. Currently, David conducts the Bethlehem High School Concert Orchestra and Symphony, both ensembles of note in NYSSMA’s Major Organization Evaluation System. His chamber ensembles have performed for three New York governors at the governor’s mansion and have participated in master classes given by the Manhattan String Quartet and the Shanghai String Quartet.
David also works as a festival clinician throughout New York, Connecticut, and Florida and has presented workshops at conferences for CASDA, NYSBDA, and NYSSMA. He is a NYSSMA certified Solo/Ensemble Adjudicator, All-State Adjudicator, and Major Organization Adjudicator, has served as both the Assistant Chair and Chairman of NYSSMA’s All-State Orchestra and is currently Strings Chairman for the NYSSMA Winter Conference. Since 1995, he has been the conductor of orchestras at Eastern US Music Camp in Hamilton, NY. He also served as conductor for American Music Abroad and Cortland Chamber Orchestra. Previously, David was on the staff of Laurel Music Camp in Connecticut, and worked with the Delmar Community Orchestra, Connecticut Valley Chamber Orchestra, and the West Hartford Music Club.