Biography

Guitarist, composer, and recording artist David Pedrick has earned accolades from critics and audiences alike for his work in a wide variety of styles. His live performance credits run the gamut from jazz clubs to concert halls, and he has been invited to perform for guitar societies, concert series, musical theater productions, and music festivals throughout the United States. Collaborative performance projects have included The Pedrick-Hutson Guitar Duo, Craythur Brothers, New Threads, Ossia Duo, The Zen Dilettantes, and Kilmaine Saints.   

As a recording artist, David's music has received international acclaim and, in addition to being heard on numerous internet radio playlists, satellite radio, and podcasts, has been featured on more than 200 U.S. terrestrial radio programs, including All Things Considered, Celtic Connections, Celtic Heartbeat, Classical 24, Colors of Jazz, Crossover, Desert Island Discs, The Green Island, and The Intimate Guitar

David’s composition and production work traverses multiple genres. In addition to original compositions, arrangements, and transcriptions for theatrical productions, recitals, and chamber concert premieres, his music has been featured on ABC, NBC, Fox Broadcasting Company, National Public Radio, Public Radio International, the British Broadcasting Corporation, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and the documentary JFK: The Case for Conspiracy. David is an active member of The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and the owner and artistic director of Colloquy Music Publishing.     

As a music educator, David is an active guitar teacher and clinician frequently invited to give masterclasses, lectures, and workshops for professional and community music organizations, colleges, universities, private schools, and public school districts. As an in-demand studio session performer, David regularly records for production houses, private and professional studios, and media company clients in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.    

Along with consulting and writing work for musicians’ websites, album liner notes, teaching curricula, and artist visa applications, David writes for the quarterly Minor 7th: Acoustic Guitar Music Reviews and has served as a contributing writer for the Guitar Foundation of America and The National Association for Music Education. He is the producer and host of the Working Musician Podcast®, a show for which he has interviewed more than 150 musicians and music industry professionals from around the globe. 
  
David earned both a B.S. in Music Education (summa cum laude), winning The Teacher Education Scholar Award, and an M.M. in Classical Guitar Performance from West Chester University, where he also earned induction into the national music honor society, Pi Kappa Lambda. He has performed in masterclasses for Ronald Pearl, Julian Gray, Jason Vieaux, and the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.