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Meet ICDS6 Keynote: David Buley

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David Buley is Associate Professor of Music Education in the Faculty of Education      at Memorial University in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

David Buley enjoys his lengthy career of teaching classroom and private lessons in music, conducting choirs, accompanying for ballet companies and playing various instruments. In addition to the fun of university life, David is the Music Director at St. Mary’s Anglican Church in St. John’s, the Artistic Director of Coastal Sounds Community Choir and also leads and sings with the a cappella vocal ensemble Octatonic Decadence.


He is a graduate of the University of Kings’ College and St. Mary’s University in Halifax, NS, and holds graduate degrees in choral conducting, sacred music, liturgical studies and musicology through study at Westminster Choir College and Drew University, NJ. David holds a Professional Certificate and is a License candidate (DEIEB) in Jaques-Dalcroze Eurhythmics. With deep interest in music and education in and through community, David is a recipient of the Rainbow District School Board’s Joan Mantle Music Trust Community Award as well as the Sudbury Community Builders Award of Excellence. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Strong Harbour Strings and of the Bruneau Center For Excellence in Choral Music.


Current community partnerships that David enjoys being part of include the Lullaby Project-NL; the HMP-Phoenix Garden Project; and the SSHRC-funded project: Community Music in Coastal Labrador; as well as the joy and privilege of making music weekly with the Lauda  Ensemble of Shallaway Youth Choir. Married and devoted to Jan, David is also owned by a vibrant border-collie, Nellie, and spends a good deal of time singing outdoors with the largest choir on earth.

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