DAVID WELLS - ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
In addition to returning for his third year as the Artistic Director of the Temecula Valley Master Chorale, David Wells is currently Director of Music Ministry at First Congregational Church of Riverside. There, he plans all service music and directs the Sanctuary Choir, Youth Choir, Bell Choir and Praise Choir. He also works with orchestra ensembles with a specialty in vocal music.
David holds a Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at Cal State Long Beach and a Masters Degree in Choral Conducting from Cal State University Fullerton. At Cal State Fullerton, he worked as a Faculty Assistant Conductor for the Opera, Women’s Choir, Concert Choir, and the University Singers. Both schools have provided opportunities for David to travel the world performing choral music.
Former leadership engagements include Conductor of the Capistrano Valley Christian Schools High School Choir in San Juan Capistrano, CA, Operations Manager of the Long Beach Camerata Singers, Director of Music and Worship at Trabuco Presbyterian Church, founder of the Mission Viejo Youth Choir and Director of Music and Worship at Los Altos United Methodist Church.
When David is not conducting, he works as a Voice Coach, sings baritone professionally in a variety of styles, and composes and records music at his in-home recording studio.