David K. Stiver
David K. Stiver (born March 15, 1961, in Youngstown, Ohio), received his BFA in Musical Theatre Performance from Youngstown State University in 1985. He has studied Theology and New Testament at the Moody Bible Institute and at Luther Rice Seminary. He is currently working toward his Masters Degree in Music History at Youngstown State University's Dana School of Music, with a concentration in American Sacred Music, voice, and choral conducting.
While most of Stiver's compositions are for choir and/or organ, he has also composed works for piano, flute and harp, and flute quintet. 1995 saw the world premiere of a duet for bassoon and cello, "prelude and dialogue." He frequently performs as a solo artist, with his wife Carmela, and as a part of a madrigal quartet known as The Ravenwood Singers.
Stiver is the Music Director at Poland United Methodist Church, where he oversees a program committed to the blending of traditional and contemporary worship styles. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (a professional music fraternity) and Alpah Pshi Omega honorary dramatics fraternity, and resides in Youngstown, Ohio, with his wife and their dog, Rudy. When not working in music he enjoys gardening and bicycling.
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