David Wilson (B.Mus, M.Mus, Yoga Dip) is a Singer, Conductor, Professional Voice Teacher, Certified YogaInstructor/Teacher Trainer, Breath Therapist, as well as the Founder and Principal of The Wilson Method for Voice. He is recognized across Canada as the leading authority on the use of Yoga, Functional Vocal Work, Core Empowerment and Breath Therapy to aid proper singing and speaking techniques.
David has been singing for over 35 years as a chorister and soloist, appearing most recently the University of Alberta Vocal Area Faculty presentation J.S. Bach–A Celebration, and as the Prince and the Wolf in Sondheim’s Into the Woods. He has also sung with the Edmonton Opera Chorus and for the Banff Centre for the Arts. He has served as Artistic Director/Conductor of Vocal Alchemy, Edmonton Recorder Orchestra (six years), Edmonton Metropolitan Orchestra, Calgary Renaissance Singers (ten years), Debut Opera Society (three seasons) and SPIRITUS Chamber Choir (Founder-winning a 1999 International Contemporary A cappella Recording Award for their CD ‘CrossingBridges’). In October 2004, David was invited to the Évora Cathedral Music School to present his Master’s Thesis, ‘Manuel Cardoso of Portugal’.
From 2003-2008 David served as Director of Music at Concordia High School, and from 2006-1010 served as Vocal-Yoga Instructor for Opera Nuova’s Summer Festival Program. He has conducted numerous operas and musical productions, including Messiah, La Bohème, Carmen, La Traviata, My Fair Lady, Mikado, and most recently, RENT. Currently David teaches for Edmonton Musical Theatre, Cowtown Opera Summer Academy, the Voice Program at the University of Alberta, and he is enjoying his eighth year as a sessional instructor for the Theatre Arts program at Grant MacEwan University. At his Edmonton teaching studio David offers Professional Voice Lessons, Functional Vocal Transformation, Support System Pedagogy for Singers and Actors, Empowerment & Confidence Training for Public Speakers, Breath Therapy for Trauma, Performance Tuning, Breath Therapy for Better Health, Creative Flow Work, and Restorative Yoga for Health and Well-Being.
He has created his Wilson Method Breath Balls and User Manual to assist Singers, Actors and Professional Speakers in finding their full vocal potential. He is currently working on his DVD/book: The Wilson Method for Voice.