David McGuire has been a professional performing musician since the late 1970's and a teaching artist/professor of music since the late 1980's. He has performed in a wide variety of styles, including, jazz, rock, ethnic and "art" (chamber) music; he has also performed in/composed for a number of new music groups (such as the word-music trio F'loom). He is active as a composer and particularly enjoys collaborative work; in addition to the new-music-jazz-fusion ensemble, Mr. Stumble, he is currently working with several area dancer-choreographers (with recent premiers in Nashville/TN, summer 2007; and Rochester/NY, summer-fall 2008). He has been featured in the performing seasons of the Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble and has had pieces performed all over New York State (including the Eastman School); in 2003, one of his pieces was selected for a new music symposium at the University of Bucharest, Romania. He is a founding member of a regional composer's collective which is now in its 14th year. McGuire has advanced degrees in composition and theory and is an advocate of liberal arts education with an emphasis on interdisciplinary engagement of creativity as a foundation for innovation and appreciation. He has been a presenter for numerous conferences and colloquia concerning the arts and education. He was a teaching artist for over ten years with the Aesthetic Education Institute and is a former fellow of the Leonard Bernstein Center for the Arts in Nashville, TN. He is currently on the music faculty of Finger Lakes Community College.