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David Crittenden
dcrittenden@hamline.edu

David Crittenden

Undergraduate Adjunct

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David Crittenden
dcrittenden@hamline.edu

Biography

David Crittenden teaches Beginning Guitar class (MUS 1750), private guitar lessons (MUS 3540 and 5540), and private lessons in musical composition (MUS 3710 and 5710).

As a performer in recent years, David has collaborated with musicians in various musical genres including Celtic and North American folk, jazz, gospel, and pop. Recent performances include the Fitzgerald Theatre, O’Shaughnessy Auditorium, Jazz Central, Bell Street Art Gallery (Madeline Island) and (with Twin-Cities vocalist, Jayanthi Kyle) the opening of the Minneapolis Institute of Art’s tribute to Philando Castile. David was a long-time member of the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet and recorded three CDs with that ensemble.

His compositions are included on several recordings including the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet's second recording, Over Land and Sea, Jeff Lambert’s Sadko and the Ocean King and Jeff Lambert - Guitar Concertos, Joseph Pecoraro’s Perennials, and the Vida Guitar Quartet's Rhapsody. Two of his works, Prelude and Dance and From a Distant Fiddle for guitar solo, are published by Amoriello Guitar Publications, and a book of his guitar quartets is published by Alfred Music Publishing.

David has a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Georgia where he studied classical guitar with John Sutherland. He received his Master of Music degree from Ball State University where he studied with Paul Reilly.

Teaching Style

I love teaching.

I feel that my goal in every lesson or class is simply to find a place to begin. Then we work together. You may play for me as I listen, or we may play musical phrases together, or we may do exercises to try to instill new skills and abilities.

With consistent and sincere effort in our preparation and lessons, we should be able to see impressive changes over the course of a semester. It’s very rewarding.

You never need to worry about your skill level for a lesson with me. Just come in, and we’ll work together.

"No effort in this world is lost or wasted…"
-The Bhagavad Gita