DAVID SISCO

Biography

David Sisco is a multi-faceted professional artist, whose life work centers around exploring music, drama, writing and teaching. 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 and Songfusion. Last season, Sisco was commissioned to write a multi-movement work for Manhattan Girls Chorus entitled “I AM” based on the girls’ words. He has recently completed a commissioned work by Mirari Brass Quintet, entitled Visage. David is member of the Dramatist’s Guild and BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop (Advanced) and is the author of Here I Am: A Musical Personal Ad, Variations on a Theme of You, and BAIT n’ SWISH. David was recently invited to be part of the 2015 New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio in New York. He’s currently collaborating with book writer/lyricist Tom Gualtieri on two musicals: Falling to Earth, and I’m Afraid, You’re Afraid: 448 Things to Fear And Why. You can find out more by visiting their website. David has been a proud member of The Marble Choir for over thirteen years and recorded four CDs with the premier ensemble, including the premiere recording of his piece, “Awake My Heart” (available on iTunes). David has served on the voice faculties at Northeastern and Suffolk University, and currently teaches private voice at Marymount Manhattan College. He also maintains a private studio in New York and leads masterclasses around the country on preparing contemporary art song and musical theatre. He has presented papers at the 2010 NMTA (National Music Teachers Association) Conference, 2012 NATS Conference and the 2013 ICVT (International Congress of Voice Teachers) Conference in Australia. With business partner Laura Josepher, David runs contemporarymusicaltheatre.com, a resource that helps teachers, students and professionals find well-written, largely self-published contemporary musical theatre songs. He serves on the artistic board for Encores! Off-Center at City Center (Jeanine Tesori, Artistic Director). David earned a BA in Vocal Performance with Composition Honors from Syracuse University and a MM in Vocal Performance from Boston University. siscosong.com