David Chapman Guitar
Ecuadorian by birth and a Fulbright scholar, Dr. David Chapman, is in worldwide demand for Lectures, Demonstrations and Concerts on the Classical, Flamenco Guitar and Lute. His career has taken him to stages in Russia, China, Japan, Thailand, So. Korea, France, England, Germany, Italy, Ecuador, Argentina and Mexico as well as extensively through the US.
Dr. Chapman has been featured as a soloist with Orchestras such as the Orquestade Cámara de Córdoba (Argentina), the Orquesta Sinfónica de Guayaquil (Ecuador), The Sacramento Symphony, The Austin Chamber Orchestra and The San Francisco Conservatory Orchestra and The Sacramento Chamber Music Society.
David published the guitar method, “Xitarra Sapientia" and is soon to release “Smart Practicing,” a guide to instrumentalists who seek to establish a healthy and successful practice routine. He leads the California State University, Stanislaus Guitar Department since 2017 where he is the Artistic Director of the ¡Guitarraganza! Guitar Festival. He is currently the Chair of the Music Department.
Before his appointment at CSUS as Department Chair and Director of Lute and Gutar Studies, Dr. Chapman served as the Director of Guitar Studies at the Modesto Junior College for 19 years. Students from this studio have gone on to programs such as the San Francisco Conservatory; The University of Southern California (USC); McNally Smith College of Music, Saint Paul; Roosevelt University, Chicago; CSU, Stanislaus; CSU Fresno, CSU Sacramento and Humboldt State University.
Dr. Chapman did studies at the Musikhohschüle Köln (Germany -as a Fulbright Scholar), the Academia Chigiana (Siena, Italy), the Conservatorio Antonio Neumane (Guayaquil, Ecuador), the San
Francisco Conservatory of Music, the University of Texas at Austin as well as the California State Universities in Fresno and Sacramento (USA).