||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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING:
"...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."
Willie Oliver, NAD Familiy Ministries
"l...Your musical message\ministry was exactly
what we had hoped for."
Steve Little, Chaplain Canadian University College
"He stands alone!"
William Loveless, Loma Linda University Church
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.
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.