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G. David Shephard

(902) 566-0333
Steel, 214

David Shephard teaches percussion majors, percussion techniques, and jazz techniques, and directs the UPEI Jazz Ensemble. He has been on faculty since receiving his UPEI Bachelor of Music degree in 1975.

He has been principal percussionist for the Prince Edward Island Symphony since 1971, and the Charlottetown Festival Orchestra since 1991, and was percussionist for various theatre shows at the MacKenzie Theatre from 1983 to 1990. He was percussionist for the Anne of Green Gables tour of Japan (summer of 1991), which also included recording the show for Japanese television. He has played with various jazz and rock groups as a set player, and performed as timpanist or mallet player in many classical concerts in solo and accompanying capacities.

Prof. Shephard has been recorded as percussionist with the Northumberland Brass at Indian River Festival for All the Best (CBC Halifax). Other recordings include the stage production of Johnny Belinda for Saturday Afternoon at the Opera, Sounds of the Island for CBCT Charlottetown, and various local artists as a session player.

He has been the percussion instructor for Mount Allison University since 1989, was an instrumental school music teacher on PEI for six years, and has done sessional work for the University of Moncton.

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