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About

David Box, biography

Mr. Box grew up in the Orange County city of La Palma. Growing up in a house built by the hands of his father and grandfather David started early musical study on the piano. Later his study of percussion led to his study of the saxophone starting in the 4th grade. He enjoyed weekly ventures to Anaheim for community jazz and wind ensemble meetings with other young artists. His experiences in high school added to his passion for performance and composition while studying music at Valley View High School under the guidance of Trent Newton (Band) and Bob Staling (Choir). It was Bob who first introduced David to the music of Alexandre Glazounov and his concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra. At this time his studies with local saxophone professor Charles Richard began and he was introduced to the French school of saxophone playing. After high school David enrolled at Riverside Community College to continue his studies with Mr. Richard. During this time he completed his Associate of Arts degree writing papers on Beethoven, studying MIDI, and gaining experience on his doubles of flute and clarinet. Upon completion of his A.A. degree David was given the opportunity to continue his studies at The University of Texas at Austin under Jerry Junkin and Harvey Pittel. Having produced a strong love for wind music during his studies with Roger Rickson (Fortissimo: The life of Fredrick Fennel) this was a wonderful pair. This also coincided with his winning of the Riverside Concerto Competition which paired him with a wonderful orchestra to perform his first performance of the Glazounov Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra. While at The University of Texas at Austin he recieved the Carl and Agnes Stockard Memorial Scholarship (2000), Elizabeth McGoldrick Suringer Endowed Scholarship (1999), and the Effie Potts Sibley Endowed Scholarship (1998). Thanks to the support of these  scholarships Mr. Box completed his Master  Degeree in 2003. He returned to California where he took a  position at La Sierra University as Professor  of Saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies  while also teaching as an Adjunct Professor  at Riverside Community College.  While teaching in the Los Angeles area Mr.  Box pursued performance and compostion  opportunities leading him into many  collaborative projects in the film and TV  industry. His score to the 2005 Indie Film  "The Devil Wears Spurs" catapulted his  career forward as he was honored as the  only indie film composer to make the  January edition of Film Score Magazines  "Hot Sheet". Ranked next to James Newton  Howard (King Kong) and Michael Giachinno  (The Incredibles) his modern score gained  great respect among his fellow colleagues  and film community. His collaborative relationships built off of  this film with director Charlton Thorp leading  to another western that screened at the  New York International Film Festival in  December 2008 to rave revues. David  says,"My love for period films was solidified  with my collaborative efforts on The Alamo  in 2003. It was one of the most rewarding  artistic experiences in my life. Now I have a  driving passion for the genre."  In 2007 David traveled the world playing in  Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, England,  Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Germany,  Netherlands, Venezuala, Mexico, Hawaii,  Fiji, American Somoa, New Zealand,  Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam,  China, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Egypt,  Greece, and all over the continental United  States.  After returning from London he relocated to  Austin, TX. In 2013 Mr. Box joined the staff  of Brazosport ISD as an Assistant Band  Director at Clute Intermediate School. He is  now Director of Bands at Atkins Middle  School in Lubbock ISD
DAVID BOX PERFORMER/COMPOSER/EDUCATOR
© Copyright 2016 by David Box

About

David Box, biography

Mr. Box grew up in the Orange County city of La Palma. Growing up in a house built by the hands of his father and grandfather David started early musical study on the piano. Later his study of percussion led to his study of the saxophone starting in the 4th grade. He enjoyed weekly ventures to Anaheim for community jazz and wind ensemble meetings with other young artists. His experiences in high school added to his passion for performance and composition while studying music at Valley View High School under the guidance of Trent Newton (Band) and Bob Staling (Choir). It was Bob who first introduced David to the music of Alexandre Glazounov and his concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra. At this time his studies with local saxophone professor Charles Richard began and he was introduced to the French school of saxophone playing. After high school David enrolled at Riverside Community College to continue his studies with Mr. Richard. During this time he completed his Associate of Arts degree writing papers on Beethoven, studying MIDI, and gaining experience on his doubles of flute and clarinet. Upon completion of his A.A. degree David was given the opportunity to continue his studies at The University of Texas at Austin under Jerry Junkin and Harvey Pittel. Having produced a strong love for wind music during his studies with Roger Rickson (Fortissimo: The life of Fredrick Fennel) this was a wonderful pair. This also coincided with his winning of the Riverside Concerto Competition which paired him with a wonderful orchestra to perform his first performance of the Glazounov Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra. While at The University of Texas at Austin he recieved the Carl and Agnes Stockard Memorial Scholarship (2000), Elizabeth McGoldrick Suringer Endowed Scholarship (1999), and the Effie Potts Sibley Endowed Scholarship (1998). Thanks to the support of these  scholarships Mr. Box completed his Master  Degeree in 2003. He returned to California where he took a  position at La Sierra University as Professor  of Saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies  while also teaching as an Adjunct Professor  at Riverside Community College.  While teaching in the Los Angeles area Mr.  Box pursued performance and compostion  opportunities leading him into many  collaborative projects in the film and TV  industry. His score to the 2005 Indie Film  "The Devil Wears Spurs" catapulted his  career forward as he was honored as the  only indie film composer to make the  January edition of Film Score Magazines  "Hot Sheet". Ranked next to James Newton  Howard (King Kong) and Michael Giachinno  (The Incredibles) his modern score gained  great respect among his fellow colleagues  and film community. His collaborative relationships built off of  this film with director Charlton Thorp leading  to another western that screened at the  New York International Film Festival in  December 2008 to rave revues. David  says,"My love for period films was solidified  with my collaborative efforts on The Alamo  in 2003. It was one of the most rewarding  artistic experiences in my life. Now I have a  driving passion for the genre."  In 2007 David traveled the world playing in  Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, England,  Belgium, Norway, Sweden, Germany,  Netherlands, Venezuala, Mexico, Hawaii,  Fiji, American Somoa, New Zealand,  Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam,  China, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Egypt,  Greece, and all over the continental United  States.  After returning from London he relocated to  Austin, TX. In 2013 Mr. Box joined the staff  of Brazosport ISD as an Assistant Band  Director at Clute Intermediate School. He is  now Director of Bands at Atkins Middle  School in Lubbock ISD
DAVID BOX PERFORMER/COMPOSER/EDUCATOR