David BeattyOffice Manager & Associate Musician
David Beatty is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico. He attended Eastern New Mexico University, pursuing bachelor studies in music theory and composition under Icelandic composer and theorist Dr. Jon Jonsson, with minors in voice and piano. Attending Oklahoma City University (OCU), he pursued graduate studies in vocal pedagogy under Vicky Kelly and studied voice with Inez Silberg.
He taught voice at OCU and voice and music theory at Midwest Christian College, Oklahoma City, and served for several seasons as a vocal coach with Opera in the Ozarks, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. He also worked as a technical writer for the State of Oklahoma. David served as organist at several churches in Oklahoma and at Christ Lutheran Church, Santa Fe. He studies organ with Dr. Linda Raney.
David sings in the First Presbyterian Chancel Choir and plays in the Bell Choir and works as a chorister with the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. He serves as assistant choir accompanist for the Chancel Choir and conducts the Choir and Bell Choir on occasion.
He continues to compose and arrange sacred choral, organ, and hand bell music. His compositions have been commissioned by groups including Concord Choir (Oregon), Christ Memorial Episcopal Church (Oklahoma), Cimarron United Methodist Church (New Mexico), and the Oklahoma Music Educators Association. Recent compositions include “A Still and Silent Night,” written for a joint performance of the Bell Choir of First Presbyterian Church and the High Desert Harp Ensemble, and “Crux Fidelis”, premiered by the Chancel Choir of First Presbyterian Church on March 26, 2017.