DAVID SISCO

Biography

David Sisco has served on the voice faculties of Northeastern University, Suffolk University, and Marymount Manhattan College. He currently adjunct faculty at Wagner College, maintains a private studio in New York, and leads masterclasses and workshops around the country and internationally, specializing in contemporary art song and musical theatre. He has presented papers at the 2010 NMTA (National Music Teachers Association) Conference, 2012 & 2016 NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Conferences, and the 2013 & 2017 ICVT (International Congress of Voice Teachers) Conferences. In 2016, David led a 2-day workshop for the New South Wales Chapter of ANATS in Sydney. He was also a keynote speaker for the 2018 ANATS National Conference in Leura, Australia and led a 2-week teaching tour in Melbourne and Canberra in conjunction with ANATS and The Street Theatre in Summer, 2019. David is a member of the Dramatist’s Guild and BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop (Advanced) and is an alumnus of the New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio in New York. He is the author of Here I Am: A Musical Personal Ad, Variations on a Theme of You, and BAIT n’ SWISH. David is currently collaborating with Tom Gualtieri on two musicals: Falling to Earth, and an adaptation of Henry James’ The Wings of the Dove book writer Michael Zam (co-creator, “Feud”). David and Tom are also developing a new web series entitled “Draw the Circle Wide,” which focuses on the importance of diversity in the Broadway community. A winner of the 2010 NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) Composition Award, David is a prolific art song composer. His songs have been heard at concerts produced by Friends & Enemies of New Music, New Music New York, Joy in Singing, Lyricfest, Songfest, Songfusion, and at Carnegie Hall. Sisco has been commissioned by Manhattan Girls Chorus, Cayuga Vocal Ensemble, and twice by Minnesota State University Moorhead. He has musical directed Hair, La Cage aux Folles, My One and Only, Small Town Stories,(Wagner College), Our Country’s Good, Spring Awakening (original score, Marymount Manhattan College) and Searching for Romeo (NYMF). With business partner Laura Josepher, David runs ContemporaryMusicalTheatre.com, the largest online database of contemporary musical theatre writers and songs. David and Laura recently co-wrote the book “Mastering College Musical Theatre Auditions: Sound Advice for the Student, Teacher, and Parent,” which is available on Amazon. David earned a BA in Vocal Performance with Composition Honors from Syracuse University and a MM in Vocal Performance from Boston University.