David J. Baldwin is an Adjunct Voice Instructor at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. He holds an Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy from NYU Steinhardt, a Master of Music-Performance Studies degree from Bowling Green State University, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Taylor University.
As a singer, David has performed solo roles with several local opera companies, including Opera on Tap, DiCapo Opera, New York Opera Exchange, Palisades Opera, and Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance. He sang the role of Tiresias in The Bard Music Festival’s production of Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex, and made his NYC Fringe Festival debut singing James Otis in The Boston Tea Party Opera.
He is also grateful to have performed with the The Metropolitan Opera Chorus (including the Grammy-Award-winning production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle), The American Symphony Orchestra, The Bard Festival Chorale, and the Soho Synagogue Choir.
David is a frequent music-director at NYC’s historic Duplex Cabaret Theater, appearing with veterans of Broadway and The Metropolitan Opera in performances of jazz standards, Disney hits, pop gems and musical theater favorites.
When he’s not singing, David enjoys training for marathons and working out with his wacky friends at Mark Fisher Fitness. David was a winner of Mark Fisher Fitness’ Snatched Before/After competition, and is an active MFF Ninja, leading the book club and the Unicorn Glories LGBT social club.
Before he moved to NYC, David sang in Chicago with such institutions as The Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Music of the Baroque, Opera for the Young, The Bailiwick Theater, Light Opera Works, and Chicago’s Vox 3 Collective.