Master of Music, 2010
David Möschler is an award-winning San Francisco Bay Area-based musical director and conductor. He has music-directed over one hundred musical theater, opera, and theater productions, and conducted over eighty pieces for orchestra, including over two dozen first performances. Recent regional theater productions include musical direction for Berkeley Repertory Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Shotgun Players, Center REPertory Theatre, Ray of Light Theatre, Boxcar Theatre, Erika Chong Shuch Performance Project, among many others, as well serving on the conducting staff of Cape Cod’s College Light Opera Company for six consecutive summers. He is the recipient of two Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards, and won second place in 2012 for The American Prize in Music.
In the spring of 2013, Möschler founded the Awesöme Orchestra Collective, which meets regularly and holds free, low-pressure, high-level orchestra reading sessions of new and traditional repertoire in non-traditional and accessible locations. In demand as both a vocal coach, cabaret artist, and orchestra contractor, he has held masterclasses and guest lectures at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Francisco City College, and Cal State East Bay Hayward and has served as adjunct faculty for several Bay Area high schools and colleges. After receiving his Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics at UNC Chapel Hill, Möschler completed his Master of Arts in Music for conducting, under the tutelage of Professors D. Kern Holoman and Jeffrey Thomas at UC Davis, publishing his thesis on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel.
Equally at home in a pit orchestra, rock or jazz band, on the concert stage, in a recording studio, or in academia, Möschler seeks out musical adventures and innovative projects of all kinds and strives to make orchestras as diverse and accessible to as many people as possible.