David Shuler was educated at the Eastman School of Music, Columbia University, and the Berkshire Music Center at Tanglewood. He studied organ with David Craighead and Leonard Raver, and composition with Joseph Schwantner, Samuel Adler and Gunther Schuller. Mr. Shuler is presently Director of Music and Organist at the historic Church of Saint Luke in the Fields in New York City, where he oversees an extensive music program. In addition to an active chorister program, a professional choir sings masses and motets from the fifteenth century to the present day at the principal services of the church throughout the year. The choir is featured in an annual concert series of sacred music, and has made numerous recordings, including Refuge and Strength: Selections from the Psalter of the Book of Common Prayer, released by Church Publishing, the publishing arm of the national Episcopal Church. The Choir’s recent recordings include Missa Reges terrae – Music of Pierre de Manchicourt, and Missa Tu es Petrus – Music of G.P. da Palestrina, both released on the MSR label. Mr. Shuler is a Fellow of the American Guild of Organists, and was awarded the certificate at the age of 22, one of the youngest organists to achieve this distinction. He has served on numerous AGO committees, both at the national and local levels, and was
for seven years the Director of the AGO Committee for Professional Certification. He has also served as President of the Association of Anglican Musicians and President of the Anglican Musicians Foundation. Mr. Shuler has been active as a synagogue musician and
has recently completed a 22 year tenure as the Music Director of the Dalton Chorale in Manhattan.
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