NW Guitar Festival: David Feingold Concert

Disability Accommodations

Equal Opportunity Institution. 24+ hours advance notice is appreciated for accommodations.

Raised in New York, David Feingold studied piano and French horn while playing guitar in R&B bands.  His classical training on guitar began in high school, while he continued playing french horn in orchestras into college. His teachers included guitarist Ralph Towner, French hornist Arthur Berv and composer, David Maslanka.  

Recently retired as Professor of Music from Western Washington University, during Feingold’s 40-year tenure he developed the curriculum for what has become the Classical Guitar Studies Program.  Awarded Professor Emeritus, Feingold maintains a relationship with the University, and with the Department of Music that he chaired for 8 years.  

As a guitarist, David continues to perform and will be featured in January 2023 at the Mount Baker Theater with the Bellingham Symphony performing Vivaldi’s Concerto in G, originally scored for two Mandolins. Feingold’s programs often include his own works for guitar, his arrangements of popular song as well as his own “short-form” compositions.  Playing this music, some of it on nylon string with classical technique imparts a unique flavor especially with the addition of improvisation but also the integration of diverse musical influences that reflect his musical background. 

Works for guitar include: Five Studies, Blue Fantasy, Song and Dance, Waltz in F, Music from Quixote, and Ballade Anadlou. Short-form compositions include: The Boardwalk, March of Mimes, Strung Tight (Ferlinghetti), Falling Dream.