<p> It has been often said, "Never judge a book by it's cover." Such is the case with the always humble and yet uniquely and exceptionally gifted artist, David Griffiths. His rich baritone voice is admired equally for its power and sensitivity. As a soloist, David has appeared with The Paul Hill Chorale at the Kennedy Center and recorded on their CD, Unequaled Praise. He has performed on Capitol Hill on several occasions including the Military Chaplains' Awards Ceremony for former Veterans Affairs Secretary Jesse Brown and at a rally to recognize the black soldiers from the Revolutionary War. Diverse audiences in countries such as France, Korea, Japan, Jamaica, Canada, Antigua, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, and Honduras have enjoyed David's gifts. In July of 2000 David had the privilege of singing at the sky dome in Toronto for over 70,000 people at the General Conference Session. David has shared the stage with many performers including: William Murphy, Take 6, Clifton Davis, Wintley Phipps, Maurette Brown Clarke, Roland Gresham, Paul Heflin, Virtue, John Stoddart, Ben Tankard, T. Marshall Kelly, Sharon Riley, Angela Brown, Janice Chandler, The Paul Hill Chorale, Jose Rojas, The Wedgewood Trio, Trio Globo, and The Jezic Women's Ensemble.</p>
<p> As a composer, David has completed more than 300 compositions. Many organizations have commissioned his works including The National Aquarium in Baltimore, The Adventist Relief Agency, A Safe Place Inc., The Allegheny East Youth Conference and most recently the prestigious Midori and Friends 3rd Annual Children's Festival in Manhattan to rave reviews. Several artists have recorded David's works and choirs have been performing his songs for many years. In 1986, he began his recording career with a project titled A Revelation of God's Love. Other recordings include Love for the Day is Near, Pray for Peace, Hands of Time, A Safe Place, Unequaled Praise and In My Heart. In addition to his own projects, David is an accomplished studio session singer, pianist and arranger. He's worked in the studio either producing, recording or vocal coaching:</p>
<p> Daryl Coley * Chris Willis * Duawne Starling * John Lomacang * Reflexions *¨ Just One Blood * A.T. Westney * Monique Steele * Arlene Bonilla * Rick Schmidt * Danielle Fordham * Stephen McCallister * Denise Barclay * Doug Lazy * Henry Mosley * Carmen Hope * Sarah Capeles * Jose Luis Amaro * Donovan Fordham * Bamm Washington</p>
<p> David earned a BA in Music and a BA in Theology from Columbia Union College. He also completed a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from The Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. Privately, David studied conducting with Paul Hill and voice with Ruth Drucker, Wayne Conner, Gordon Hawkins, Liz Daniels, Jon Gilbertson, and Ginger Beasley, and Charlotte Holloman. In addition, he studied piano with Charles Covington, Neil Tilkens Ron Warren, and Dan Lau.</p>
<p> David has performed on The Bobby Jones Gospel Hour, The Breath of Life Telecast, The Three ABN Satellite Network, The Hope channel, and local news and public interest programming. His music video, Let Your Heart Be Broken, has opened doors for David's music to be enjoyed by even wider audiences.</p>
<p> David recently finished working on a joint Gospel CD with acclaimed Rwandan singer, Jean Paul Samputu. Their CD blends the rhythms and melodies of Africa with the sounds of Gospel music today, encouraging us to learn to forgive and seek God for healing. They worked with David's mentor, two-time Grammy Award winning producer, Greg Lukens. The CD is set for release this fall.</p>
<p> WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:</p> "...Thank you for the wonderful music you shared at our General Conference worship... Your presentation was an inspiration and blessing which prepared us for the message God had for us today."
<br /> Willie Oliver, NAD Familiy Ministries
<br /> "l...Your musical message\ministry was exactly what we had hoped for."
<br /> Steve Little, Chaplain Canadian University College
<br /> "He stands alone!"
<br /> William Loveless, Loma Linda University Church
<p> <span><strong>Piano Teaching:</strong></span> David has been teaching piano for the past 20 years and deals both with people who desire to learn to play by ear as well as those who desire to learn the more traditional method by note.</p>
<p> <span><strong>Voice Teaching:</strong></span> David has been teaching voice for almost 20 years and deals with the technical approach necessary to deal with contemporary styles of singing such as Pop, Gospel, and R&B.</p>