David Schumacher is Director of Bands & Jazz for Pentucket Regional High School. His students have earned top awards at the Berklee, UNH, and MAJE Jazz Festivals, spots in District, All-State, and All-National ensembles, and acceptance into top music schools throughout North America.
Published contributions include JazzTimes, JazzEd, and SBO magazines, Teaching Music, the Boston Globe, and music education journals throughout New England and New York. He has presented at music education conferences in MA, VT, NH, and PA, as well as for NAfME and the Eastern Division. He is currently finishing a three-year position as manager for the MMEA All-State Jazz Band.
As a composer, his NYC Jazz Orchestra recording received critical acclaim and designation as one of CD Baby's top 10 jazz albums of 2009. His music has been commissioned and performed by artists, bands, and schools across the country, including at the Kennedy Center and Jordan Hall.
Schumacher holds a MM in Jazz Studies from NEC with High Honors and Distinction in Performance. He studied with Bob Brookmeyer and Branford Marsalis.