Dr. David Wilson

After living and teaching in Los Angeles for thirty years, I sought to retire in a community where I could stay connected to all that I loved yet offered new opportunities for growth. Moving to Pebble Creek and joining the staff of CPC was the perfect answer to both requests. When I am not at CPC working on developing the music program, I enjoy swimming, writing, reading, attending plays and concerts, traveling to exotic destinations, (my next trip is to Bangkok in May), and studying the cello, certainly the most challenging project on my bucket list. My cello practice is like your golf game, some days I’m hot and other days it’s back to basics. But I keep plugging along in hopes of mastering this magnificent instrument. I recently joined the West Valley String Orchestra, which will give me another opportunity to hone my fledgling skills. 


Education and Experience: 


Dr. David Wilson, teacher, scholar, author and conductor, is Professor Emeritus of the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California.  In addition, he is Artistic Director/Conductor Emeritus of the Long Beach Bach Festival and the Camerata Singers of Long Beach. He has also directed choral programs at Foothill College, University of Arizona, and Portland State University.


A graduate of the University of the Pacific and University of Illinois, he also studied conducting at the Berkshire Music Festival in Tanglewood, Massachusetts and the Hochschule für Musik in Vienna.