David Moody is a pianist, harpsichordist, conductor and vocal coach based in New York City. He is a faculty member of The Juilliard School, where he has since 2009 served as coach and chorus master. He is also currently the chorus master for the Glimmerglass Festival, having been a member of the Festival’s music staff since 2004.
As a conductor, David has led productions at The Juilliard School and at Glimmerglass, including productions of Mozart’s La finta giardiniera (directed by Mary Birnbaum); a triple bill of Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief, Samuel Barber’s A Hand of Bridge, and Kurt Weill’s Down in the Valley (directed by Edward Berkeley); David Lang’s little match girl passion (directed by Francesca Zambello); and the world premiere of Ben Moore’s and Kelley Rourke’s opera for young people, Odyssey (also directed by Francesca Zambello).
As chorus master, he has prepared ensembles for productions led such conductors as James Levine, Alan Gilbert, Jane Glover, and Joseph Colaneri. Highlights have included productions of Aida, Candide, Macbeth, and Dido and Aeneas.
As harpsichordist and assistant conductor, David has performed with the conductors Harry Bickett, Jane Glover, Christian Curnyn, and Julian Wachner, among others.
David attended the University of Illinois as a pupil of John Wustman, and continued his studies at The National Opera Studio in London, UK. He lives in Brooklyn NY with his wife, Katy Clark, and their children Nye and Ruby.